1954 Ferrari 375 Plus
After winning the Auto Sport World Championships in 1953, Enzo Ferrari decided to build a small series of spiders that would spearhead the Scuderia’s latest assault on the World title.
These cars were to be known as the 375 PLUS for which Aurelio Lampredi developed a truly powerful V12 engine of nearly five litres while Pinin Farina took care of the coachwork.
The results lived up to all expectations and the car also triumphed at Agadir, Silverstone and Le Mans. However, its most significant victory of all was Umberto Maglioli’s at the Carrera Panamericana.
Ferrari 375 Plus Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1954
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||84 x 74.5 mm|
|unitary displacement||412.86 cc|
|total displacement||4954.34 cc|
|compression ratio||9.2 : 1|
|maximum power||243 kW (330 hp) at 6000 rpm|
|power per litre||67 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||three Weber 46 DCF/3 carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two magnetos|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|rear suspension||de Dion, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and sector|
|fuel tank||capacity 190 litres|
|front tyres||6.00 x 16|
|rear tyres||7.00 x 16|
|front track||1325 mm|
|rear track||1284 mm|
|weight||1030 kg (dry)|
|top speed||280 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
Ferrari 375 Plus Valuations
The more desirable version of its little brother comes at a premium! A 375 MM Plus sold for just shy of $19 million in 2014, this made it the 14th most expensive car in the world at the time!