1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

The 500 TR launched the previous year needed to be revised to comply with the new C-section regulations of the International Sporting Code which came into force at the start of 1957, the C in the name of the resulting 500 TRC refers to this fact.

Scaglietti took advantage of changes to design new lower, sleeker, even more seductive bodywork. The model was only raced by clients and didn’t win any prestigious races outright.

However, it did triumph in its class in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1957.

Ferrari 500 TRC Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1957

ENGINE
type front, longitudinal in-line four
bore/stroke 90 x 78 mm
unitary displacement 496.21 cc
total displacement 1984.86 cc
compression ratio 8.5 : 1
maximum power 132 kW (180 hp) at 7000 rpm
power per litre 91 hp/l
maximum torque
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed two Weber 50 DCO carburettors
ignition two spark plugs per cylinder, two coils
lubrication dry sump
clutch twin-plate
CHASSIS
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs,hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension live axle, radius arms, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
brakes drums
transmission 4-speed + reverse
steering worm and sector
fuel tank capacity 120 litres
front tyres 5.50 x 16
rear tyres 6.00 x 16
BODYWORK
type two-seater spider
length
width
height
wheelbase 2250 mm
front track 1308 mm
rear track 1250 mm
weight 680 kg (dry)
PERFORMANCE
top speed 245 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

Ferrari 500 TRC Valuations