The 410S marked a return to the 12-cylinder theme, which had remained dear to Enzo Ferrari’s heart.
A dual ignition V12 of almost 5000 ccs fed by three Weber 42DCZ/4 carburettors was mounted on a very light chassis with a wheel base of just 2500 mm while a De Dion axle controlled the rear wheels.
Two 4101S’s debuted at the Buenos Aires 1000 Km, but sadly were forced to retire whilst leading the race when their axle shafts snapped.
One of the two prototypes was then sold to John Elgar in the United States where it went on to win a whole host of local races.
Ferrari 410 S Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1956
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||88 x 68 mm|
|unitary displacement||413.58 cc|
|total displacement||4962.96 cc|
|compression ratio||8.5 : 1|
|maximum power||250 kW (340 hp) at 6200 rpm|
|power per litre||69 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||three Weber 42 DCZ/3 carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two coils or twin plugs and 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||5-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and sector|
|fuel tank||capacity 195 litres|
|front tyres||6.00 x 16|
|rear tyres||7.50 x 16|
|front track||1455 mm|
|rear track||1450 mm|
|weight||1200 kg (with liquids)|
|top speed||280 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|