1952 Ferrari 225 S
Ferrari continued with its development of two absolute jewels, the two V12s designed respectively by Gioachino Colombo and Aurelio Lampredi.
Columbo’s touch was still very much in evidence in the 225 S’s engine, although the improvements made to it were entirely the result of Lampredi’s research, particularly the strikingly innovative and efficient design of the intake manifold and the distribution.
A number of examples were built using Gilco’s “Tuboscocca” (tubular semi-monocoque) chassis design, while the bodywork bore witness to the artistry of Touring and Vignale, both at the height of their creativity at that time.
Picture Above is a 225 at SB Race engineering being prepared for the 2017 Monaco Historic. The car underwent a full engine build and some remedial work.
Ferrari 225 S Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1952
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||70 x 58.8 mm|
|unitary displacement||226.28 cc|
|total displacement||2715.46 cc|
|compression ratio||8.5 : 1|
|maximum power||154 kW (210 hp) at 7200 rpm|
|power per litre||77 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||three Weber 36 DCF carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two coils|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers|
|rear suspension||live axle, twin semi-elliptic springs, hydraulic shock absorbers|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and sector|
|front tyres||5.50 x 16|
|rear tyres||6.00 x 16|
|type||two-seater berlinetta, spider|
|front track||1278 mm|
|rear track||1250 mm|
|weight||850 kg (dry)|
|top speed||230 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
Ferrari 225 S Valuations
Only about 20 examples of the 225 S were constructed through 1952 and 19 of them comprising of 12 Spyders and seven Berlinettas, each of these were clothed with purposeful yet rather elegant bodies by Alfredo Vignale.
In 2012 a Ferrari 225 Sport Spyder ‘Tuboscocca’ by Carrozzeria Vignale sold for £2.24 Million.