Ferrari America#400 Superamerica
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The Ferrari 400 Superamerica is a 1959-1964 built in two series sports car of Italian car manufacturer Ferrari.
The presented at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1960 400 Superamerica ( preceded by the presentation of a prototype was in the fall of 1959) shared with the previous Ferrari 410 Superamerica Although a similar name, but was a comprehensive new development.
While it remained in box frame and rear axle, the four-liter SOHC V12 was not the 410 derived from the constructed Aurelio Lampredi engine, but has been developed from the three- liter engine of the originally designed by Gioacchino Colombo, the Ferrari 250. For the first time gave the Ferrari 400 Superamerica of practice to choose the model name according to the size of an individual cylinder, from; the 400 would have then that must mean 330.
The four-liter (Type 163, bore x stroke: 77 x 71 mm ) drew equipped with three Weber carburetors 42DCW, from a displacement of 3967 cm ³ 250 kW ( 340 hp) at 7000 rpm. Series was a four-speed transmission with overdrive.
The first series had a wheelbase 2400-2440 mm ( factory figures vary ) and was built 23 times. Except for two at karossierte Scaglietti cars ( a spider and a Berlinetta ) came all the bodies of Pinin Farina. Most specimens (12 ) reported on the so-called Aerodinamica - coupé body with strongly sloping rear and the panoramic rear window, the lines went back to the 1960 Pinin Farina - style study shown Ferrari Superfast II; to the prototype coupe from 1959, 5 convertibles, a 2 2- seater Coupé and the special style studies were Superfast II (later to Superfast IV rebuilt ) and Superfast III.
The Series II had a longer wheelbase of 2600 mm. It emerged 4 Pinin Farina Cabriolets and 19 Aerodinamica coupes.
Successor to the 400 Superamerica was developed from the Superfast IV Ferrari 500 Superfast.