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The Ferrari 315 S is an Italian sports-racing car produced by Ferrari in 1957.

Ferrari 315 S
CategorySports prototype
ConstructorFerrari
Production1957
3 produced (one was converted from 290 S)[1]
PredecessorFerrari 290 S
SuccessorFerrari 335 S
Technical specifications
EngineTipo 140 3,783.40 cc (230.9 cu in) Jano V12
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Ferrari
Notable driversPiero Taruffi and Wolfgang von Trips

The model was intended to succeed the Ferrari 290 MM, which had won the 1956 Mille Miglia. The 315 S mounted a frontal V12 engine at 60°, with two valves per cylinder and four chain-driven overhead camshafts,[2] for a total displacement of 3,783.40 cc (230.9 cu in). Maximum power was 360 hp (268 kW) at 7800 rpm, for a maximum speed of 290 km/h.[3]

The Ferrari 315 S drivers took the first two positions in the 1957 Mille Miglia, Piero Taruffi being the winner in his last race, followed by Wolfgang von Trips.[4] A 315 S finished third at the Nürburgring and fifth at Le Mans but was then largely replaced by the 335 S. The victory of a Ferrari 335 S in Venezuela and the retirement of the Maseratis granted Ferrari the World Sports Car Championship.

The change in regulations for the World Sports Car championship to a 3-litre engine limit for 1958 meant the 315 S was replaced by the 250 Testa Rossa.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ferrari 315 S Register". barchetta.cc. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Ferrari 315 S". ferrari.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ Acerbi, Leonardo (2012). Ferrari: All The Cars. Haynes Publishing. pp. 114–115.
  4. ^ "Mille Miglia 1957 Race Results". Retrieved 22 May 2019.

SourcesEdit

  • Casamassima, Pino (1998). Storia della Scuderia Ferrari. Vimodrone: Nada Editore. ISBN 88-7911-179-5.
  • Acerbi, Leonardo (2012). Ferrari: All The Cars. Haynes Publishing. ISBN 978 1 84425 581 8.