Thursday, January 4, 2018

1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti

The Ferrari 335 S was a sports racing car produced by Ferrari in 1957-8. Four cars were produced in total. An evolution of the 315 S, it had a V12 engine with 4,023.32 cc (245.518 cu in) displacement and a maximum power of 390 horsepower at 7400 rpm; maximum speed was around 300 kilometres per hour (190 mph).

The car was a direct response to the Maserati 450S which with its 4.5-litre engine was threatening to overpower the 3.8-litre 315S and 3.5-litre 290MM.
The change in regulations for the World Championship to a 3-litre engine limit rendered the 335S ineligible for the 1958 season onwards and Ferrari replaced the model with its 250TR.

In 2016, a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti sold for €32.1 million (about $36 million) in an auction in Paris. The new owner is FC Barcelona football player Lionel Messi.