The Ferrari 750 Monza

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Ferrari 750 Monza – Key Details

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Ferrari 750 Monza – Key Details

Ferrari 750 MonzaDetail
Launched: 1954
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 176 kW (240 hp) at 7200 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 750 Monza

FERRARI 750 MONZA – TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY

Ferrari was really hitting its 4-cylinder stride in 1954, and the 750 Monza was one of its most successful race cars that year. Not only was this new model more powerful than any previous Monza-series vehicle, but its Scaglietti-designed bodywork was exceptionally beautiful as well. Sadly, however, one of Ferrari’s most distinguished drivers, Alberto Ascari, would suffer fatal injuries after crashing his 750 Monza during testing.

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The Lampredi-designed 3.0-litre inline-4 powerplant was just an enlarged version of the 2.0-litre engine from the 500 Mondial. A 50% increase in volume did wonders for the engine, yielding an 80-bhp boost in power, for 250 total. The engine was also notable for its prodigious torque. And with just 40 extra kilos to lug around, the resultant car was much faster than the 500. The top speed of this 760-kg car was listed at 250 km/h (155 mph).

A SAD LEGACY

Unfortunately, the 750 Monza will forever be linked to a tragic accident that claimed the life of legendary racing driver Alberto Ascari on the 26th of May 1955. This came just 4 days after Ascari crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in his Lancia D50 during the Grand Prix Automobiles de Monaco. Despite his broken nose, Ascari found himself at Monza less than a week later, scoping out the track and car he was to co-drive in the 1000km of Monza.

Despite the tragedy, Mike Hawthorn and Umberto Maglioli were able to secure victory at the car’s first race at Monza. Many of the 750 Monza’s future racing ventures were thwarted by the famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, which took the sports car championship out of Ferrari’s hands in 1955.

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Later in 1954, Ferrari decided to install a different 3-litre engine into the 750’s chassis. This time, the chosen powerplant was of the 12-cylinder variety. Despite the apparent potential of this vehicle, the so-called 250 Monza failed to make a name for itself on the track. Another 750-derived car was the 857 S, which used an even larger 4-cylinder engine boasting 280bhp but was still unable to conquer its German rivals.

Ferrari 750 Monza – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed155 mph / 250 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement2953 cm3
Max. power output*176 kW (240 hp) at 7200 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**850 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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