The Ferrari 225 S

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Ferrari 225 S – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 225 S

Ferrari 225 S – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 225 S – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 225 S – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 225 S – Key Details

Ferrari 225 SDetail
Launched: 1952
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 154 kW (210 hp) at 7200 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 230 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 225 S

FERRARI 225 S – RACING ON THE EDGE

With just 20 units built, the Ferrari 225 S is a rare car today. Back in 1952, when it was originally built, the 225 S incorporated some new technologies for the nascent car manufacturer. And it was thanks to these innovative elements that the car enjoyed impressive track success.

DESIGN AND MECHANICALS

The 225 S was designed in both Spyder and Berlinetta body styles. The body work came courtesy of Vignale and Touring; two names that were responsible for a great deal of Ferrari bodies over the years. As for the chassis, Ferrari used a new technology referred to as Tuboscocca on some models. This design involved adding chassis tubes to the outside of the chassis, giving it more strength. It also required integrating the body into the chassis structure, a rare design element for its day.

Although by this time Ferrari had begun experimenting with Lampredi designs, the 225 S stuck with a Colombo design for its 2.7-litre V12. Inspired by the Lampredi engines, however, some improvements were made the design of the engine. For one, Ferrari used the intake manifold design from the Lampredi engine. This improvement increased the engine’s efficiency, a great help any time the car ventured onto the track. Output was rated at 210bhp, helping the car achieve a top speed of 230 km/h (142 mph).

RACING SUCCESS

Speaking of the track, the first race Ferrari entered the 225 S into was the 1952 Giro di Sicilia. The car started the race exceptionally well, demonstrating the promise of the new model. Unfortunately, a head gasket failure caused the car to withdraw from that competition. In the Mille Miglia held the same year, the car did not fare as well. Despite fielding 7 examples, no 225 S was able to best the other entries from Ferrari – the 340 MM and 250 S. The Monaco Grand Prix represented the height of the 225 S’s racing career. Not only did the model take home first place honours, but second and third as well. The Ferrari 225 S was put in many other races, but it would never duplicate the amazing success it enjoyed in that one.

Ferrari 225 S – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 225 S – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed142 mph / 230 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement2715 cm3
Max. power output*154 kW (210 hp) at 7200 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 225 S – Registry & Videos

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