Ferrari 375 Plus 1954

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Presents the Ferrari 375-Plus a car built for the Le Mans and Mille miglia and also a beautiful Ferrari. This Ferrari won the Le Mans in 1954 with Gonzales and Trintignant behind the wheel. Hopefully will Ferrari return soon to Le Mans.


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Building on the success of the 375MM, the 375 was an even more potent derivative that was good enough to win Le Mans and the Mille Miglia.

By 1954, Ferraris large displacement V12 designed by Gioacchino Colombo had already won at the top level of motorsport, including some of Ferrari's first F1 victories until 1953 when the F2 regulations were adopted. Ferrari continued to use the engine in road racing cars which started with the 340 America and continued with the successful 375MM which was upgraded in 1954 to become the 375 Plus.

With power making much of the difference on the long straight courses like LeMans and the Mille Miglia, Ferrari enlarged their engine to 4954 ccs in 1954 by increasing the stroke. This added more torque at the expense of peak power. Three Weber 46 DFC/3 carburetors were fitted to produce 330 bhp.

Bodywork for the Plus was largely limited to Pinin Farina and Vignale who both designed purposeful spyder bodies. Only a handful were made, while some of the older 375 MMs were upgraded.

Outstanding achievement came to Ferrari when a 375 Plus won Le Mans outright with
José Froilán González Gonzales and Maurice Trintignant, both F1 drivers at that time.

Specifications
Type: Racing Car
Built at: Maranello, Italy
Production: 4

Engine: 60 Degree, Lampredi V12
Position: Front Longitudinal
Aspiration: Natural
Valvetrain: SOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
Fuel feed: 3 weber IF/4C of 42 DCZ carburetors
Displacement: 4954 cc / 302.3 in³
Bore: 84 mm / 3.31 in
Stroke: 74.5 mm / 2.93 in
Compression: 9.2:1
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Power: 246.1 kw / 330.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Specific output: 66.61 bhp per litre
BHP/Weight: 347.37 bhp per tonne
Front brakes: Hydraulic Drums
Rear brakes: Hydraulic Drums
Steering: Worm & Wheel
Rear suspension: De Dion Type w/Taraling Arms
Curb weight: 950 kg / 2094 lbs
Wheelbase: 2600 mm / 102.4 in
Front track: 1325 mm / 52.2 in
Rear track: 1284 mm / 50.6 in




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HERE ARE THE OTHER FERRARIS


 
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Pete05

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Has anyone noticed that all the cars that entered the Mille Migilia are amazing...?
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👍 Beautiful car!
That's a very good point 👍
Amazing cars for an amazing race. I look forward to Targa Tasmania every year. No sandtraps, no run-off areas. There's tarmac and then there's oh s:censored:t!