Ferrari 342 America 1952

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Basic Info:
Interest in Ferraris was growing among potential clients, but some were wary of the competition levels of performance provided by engines which reached the market with very little in the way of detuning. To meet the needs of this type of Client, Ferrari introduced the 342 America, a more accommodating four-seater featuring a more flexible engine, a new synchronised 4-speed gearbox and more user-friendly handling.
Only 6 made: Vignale Cabriolet (designed by Giovanni Michelotti), 2 Pinin Farina Cabriolets and 3 Pinin Farina Coupes. Using same Lampredi-designed engine as in 340 America with different carburettor air filter arrangement. Both 340/342 Americas used even chassis numbering of a race cars, while 375 America and later used odd chassis numbering of a road cars. Black Pinin Farina Cabriolet was owned by King Leopold III of Belgium.

Specs:
Engine: 4.1 L V12
Power: 149.1 kW (203 HP)
Drivetrain: FR
Weight: 1200 kg (2646 lbs)
Top speed: 186 km/h (115.6 mph)
0-97 km/h (0-60 mph): 7.6 seconds

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