The Ferrari 375 America

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Ferrari 375 America – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 375 America

Ferrari 375 America – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 375 America – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 375 America – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 375 America – Key Details

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Launched: 1953
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 221 kW (300 hp) at 6300 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 250 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 375 America

FERRARI 375 AMERICA – UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE, ICONIC DESIGN

Just as Elizabeth II was assuming her title as Queen of England, the Ferrari 375 America was introduced. Both of these events probably had longer-ranging ramifications than anyone could have guessed at the time. As we all know, Elizabeth is still queen, but for Ferrari, things really started congealing this year. With Pininfarina soon to become their primary coachbuilder, the Italian carmaker would begin establishing a more recognizable design language. Perhaps just as notable as the design of the car, however, was the performance. As you will see, the Ferrari 375 America’s specs would be impressive for a modern car, so we can only imagine how spectacular it was over 60 years ago.

NEW MECHANICALS, TOO

Even though the Ferrari 375 America served the same purpose as its 342 America predecessor, underneath it was quite different. No longer was this V12 sports car powered by a Colombo-designed engine. That powerplant had been dropped in favour of a 4.5-litre Aurelio Lampredi V12. This front-mounted, 300bhp long block engine was notable for using twin inlet tracks on the cylinder heads

The larger engine required a longer wheelbase. At 2800mm, in fact, this wheelbase was the longest on any Ferrari ever built up to this point. Skilled drivers could pilot the 375 America to 60mph in just under 7 seconds, while the car could top out at 160mph. This performance put Ferrari in a class of its own back in 1953. No other builder could come close to matching this performance.

THE FERRARI 375 AMERICA’S DESIGN LEGACY

The Ferrari 375 America represented the beginning of a uniform design language for Ferrari. Pininfarina attempted to make the 375 America visually similar to the 250 Europaby using a common front fascia design. Those Pininfarina-built bodies came in either a 3- or 5-window coupe layout. In addition to those models, there was also a small number of Vignale coupes and one cabriolet built. Between both coachbuilders, only ten 375 Americas were initially made. Two 250 Europas were later converted to 375 models, brining total production up to 12.

Ferrari 375 America – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 375 America – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari 375 America – Registry & Videos

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