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Ferrari 375 MM – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 375 MM

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Ferrari 375 MM – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari 375 MM – Key Details

Ferrari 375 MMDetail
Launched: 1953
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 250 kW (340 hp) at 7000 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 289 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 MM

FERRARI 375 MM – BEAUTY AND BRAWN

Based on the 375 F1 car, the Ferrari 375 MM was yet another race-inspired V12 car from the Italian brand. As Ferrari’s dedicated sports model, the 375 MM was an absolute beast of a road car back when it debuted in 1953. Built as both a Berlinetta and spider, it boasted gorgeous lines and highly impressive performance figures. The “MM” designation refers to the brutal, 1000-km Mille Miglia road race. A closely related model was the 375 America, which was built as the GT version of the model.

A MIGHTY V12

Under the bonnet was the 4.5-litre V12 that gave the model its “375” designation, indicating the cylinder displacement. That engine was based on the F1 car’s own 4.5-litre powerplant, although it had been given a new crankshaft. Output was rated at an impressive 340bhp (250kW). Imaging paring that engine against a kerb weight of just 900 kg (1984 lbs) – this had to have been a mind-blowing experience back in 1953. Indeed, even today the top speed of 289 km/h (179mph) is nothing short of exhilarating.

The 375 MM also featured a 2600mm wheelbase and 4-speed transmission. Up front, Ferrari installed an independent suspension, while a live rear axle resided at the rear. Compared to the 375 America, this MM model was more high-strung, powerful, and less comfortable. It also weighed more than 200kg less, meaning it handled and accelerated much better as well.

CUSTOM DESIGN WORK AND A FAMOUS OWNER

The first Ferrari 375 MM to debut was a Spyder version created by the designers at Vignale. Body work was then handed over to Pinin Farina for the next three cars, all of which were built from the carcasses of 340 MMs. A small number of 375s were given custom bodywork that sets them apart from the others.

One such model, chassis 0456AM, was originally owned by actress Ingrid Bergman and henceforth known as the “Bergman Ferrari.” Purchased by Italian director Roberto Rosselini (along with another for himself) and given to his then-wife Bergman, the Pinin Farina-built coupe would go on to win “Best of Show” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Of course, that was after an extensive restoration that brought this custom model back to its original lustre.

Ferrari 375 MM – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed179 mph / 289 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement4522 cm3
Max. power output*250 kW (340 hp) at 7000 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**900 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 375 MM – Registry & Videos

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