1957 Ferrari 315 S
Fitted with a V12 with four chain-driven overhead camshafts, the Ferrari 315 S signaled a major advance on the single camshaft engine.
In addition to being more powerful, the engine was also nine kilos lighter and more reliable to boot.
At the tragic 1957 Mille Miglia, the scene of De Portago’s devastating accident, Piero Taruffi drove the 315 S to victory in what was also to be the final race of his career.
Ferrari 315 S Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1957
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||76 x 69.5 mm|
|unitary displacement||315.28 cc|
|total displacement||3783.40 cc|
|compression ratio||9 : 1|
|maximum power||265 kW (360 hp) at 7800 rpm|
|power per litre||95 hp/l|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||six Weber 42 DCN carburettors|
|ignition||twin plugs, four coils|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers|
|rear suspension||de Dion, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers|
|transmission||4-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and sector|
|front tyres||6.00 x 16|
|rear tyres||7.00 x 16|
|front track||1296 mm|
|rear track||1310 mm|
|weight||880 kg (dry)|
|top speed||290 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
Ferrari 315 S Valuations
A 1957 Ferrari 315 S sold for €32,075,200 at the Paris Rétromobile 2016 sale. This is also the highest price ever paid for a car at an auction in Europe and for an auction in euro.