The Ferrari 125 S

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Ferrari 125 S – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 125 S

Ferrari 125 S – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 125 S – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 125 S – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 125 S – Key Details

Ferrari 125 SDetail
Launched: 1947
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 87 kW (118 hp) at 6800 rpm
Torque:TBC
Top Speed: TBC
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 125 S

THE FIRST: THE FERRARI 125 S

Whether or not the world at large knew it 70 years ago, the 1947 Ferrari 125 S was the start of something spectacular. Yes, this was the first production road car to wear the Ferrari badge. As you may know, Enzo Ferrari had been working his magic on Alfa Romeos since the late 1920s, so he had plenty of experience when it finally came time to create his own car.

With a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, the 125 S had sporting intentions from the get-go, and Enzo would have it no other way. Power came from one of the famous Colombo engines: the 125 V12. Displacing a mere 1.5 litres, the engine produced an impressive 118 bhp. Gioacchino Colombo, borrowed from Alfa Romeo, designed the engine, which would go one to be used in the Tipo 159 and 166 cars as well.

SupercarTribe Ferrari 125 S BR 02

Translating that power to the road was a 5-speed manual gearbox, as per Enzo’s demands.With a feather-light 650 kg kerbweight in tow, the 125 S was probably quite a lot livelier than the 118 bhp figure would suggest. Unfortunately, very few people ever had the joy of driving an original 125 S, as only 2 were produced. That’s right, 2 total cars; talk about a limited-edition! So, we can only guess at how exactly these cars accelerated and handled, but some enterprising individuals have recreated the cars, and if they are brave enough, they can attempt to reach the claimed top speed of 130 mph.

Even though there were only a couple examples of the car, Enzo being Enzo, they were put on the track soon after production was complete. Results were mixed at first, but Ferrari was able to pick up a respectable six wins out of the 14 races the 125 S took part in during the 1947 season. Unfortunately, both cars were eventually destroyed and replaced by the 159 S later that same year.

SupercarTribe Ferrari 125 S BR 01

Ferrari 125 S – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: Ferrari

Ferrari 125 S – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed210 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement1496 cm3
Max. power output*87 kW (118 hp) at 6800 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**650 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 125 S – Registry & Videos

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