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
|front, longitudinal 60° V12
|88 x 68 mm
|8.5 : 1
|250 kW (340 hp) at 6200 rpm
|power per litre
|single overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
|three Weber 42 DCZ/3 carburettors
|single spark plug per cylinder, two coils or twin plugs and four coils
|independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
|de Dion, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
|5-speed + reverse
|worm and sector
|capacity 195 litres
|6.00 x 16
|7.50 x 16
|1200 kg (with liquids)
|acceleration 0-100 km/h