The Ferrari 166 MM

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Ferrari  166 MM- Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 166 MM

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Ferrari 166 MM – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari 166 MM – Key Details

Ferrari 166 MMDetail
Launched: 1948
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 103 kW (140 hp) at 6600 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 220 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 166 MM

FERRARI 166 MM – THIS PUREBRED RACER HELPED PUT FERRARI ON THE MAP

New for 1948, the Ferrari 166 MM was epically gorgeous. Despite those good looks, it was the car’s performance that made it such a hit. As the car’s name suggests, this model was designed to compete in the Mille Miglia, taking home top honours at the 1949 event. Along with a string of successes in other international races, the 166 MM helped establish Ferrari as a premier racing manufacturer. This is where we can really begin to see Ferrari turning into the racing powerhouse we all know it as today. This is clearly a very important car to the manufacturer’s history.

CONSTRUCTING A CHAMPION

After producing 39 of its 166 S sports cars, Ferrari ramped up production with the new and improved 166 MM. Compared to that car, the MM was designed as a more hardcore racer. Lightweight construction and a more powerful V12 made this vehicle one formidable racer. This front-mounted V12 produced 140bhp; a considerable 30bhp more than in the 166 S. Not only that, but the engine was now capable of running on normal pump gas. Also improved was the coachwork.

The sleek, ageless bodywork was designed by Touring, who used a so-called “Superlight” method of constructing the body panels. Touring built these amazing vehicles in both Spider and Barchetta body styles. Thanks to these new performance upgrades, the Ferrari 166 MM was capable of reaching over 135 miles per hour. For those keeping track, that’s 30mph faster than the 166 S; an incredible improvement.

RACING AND LEGACY

In addition to winning the Mille Miglia, the 166 MM went on to take first place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Targa Florio. After the MM’s run was over, another 166 chassis, this time sporting the engine from the Ferrari 195, won the Mille Miglia again in 1950. Thanks to this string of successes, Ferrari was able to sell the 166 MM in much larger numbers than the 166 S. Production finally ceased in 1953.

Ferrari 166 MM – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 166 MM – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed136 mph / 220 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement1995 cm3
Max. power output*103 kW (140 hp) at 6600 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**650 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 166 MM – Registry & Videos

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