Ferrari 500 Superfast

Ferrari 500 SuperfastThe 500 Superfast (the replacement for the 400 Superamerica) appeared for the first time at the Geneva Motorshow of 1964. Using a new 4962cc development of the V12 which generated 400bhp the 500 Superfast was capable of over 170mph, making the name (especilly in 1964!) quite appropriate.

The chassis was similar to the 330GT, and indeed after the first 25 cars had been built (using the 400SA 4 speed unit) the 500 Superfast also used the 5 speed gearbox from that car.

The body design was a development of the Pininfarina 'Coupe Aerodynamico' seen on the 400SA. Some 12 second series cars (with the 5 speed box) were built during 1966 after which production stopped, giving a total of around 37 cars.

Technical Details
Engine 4962cc (88x68mm) 60deg V12 with 400bhp @ 6,500rpm
Suspension  front : wishbones with coil springs plus anti-roll bar
rear : live axle with coil springs
wheelbase : 2650mm
track (front/rear) : 1397mm/1389mm
Brakes discs all round
Transmission 4 speed manual with overdrive (later 5 speed)
Empty weight 1,400kg

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