The Ferrari Enzo Engine Museum
This is a companion article to a previous one I wrote, where I visited the Ferrari Enzo Museum in Modena, Italy.
In that article, I mentioned that I’d taken pictures in the Engine Hall. I kept them out of that piece because I figured most people wouldn’t be overly impressed by an engine sitting on a stand. For those brave few who ARE interested, here we go! The other article is here if you haven’t seen it already.
Just across from the Enzo Museum is a smaller, older hall which is dedicated to the phenomenal engines which have powered Ferraris both past and present. Many are historically significant. Most are pieces of art.
Let’s start with this prototype V-8 called the F117A. It was built to power two 4-wheel drive prototypes which never went into production. 4 Litres making 300hp @7500rpm.
This F119A was the initial design intended to power the 348, and featured a variable lift timing system. This didn’t go into production either. 3.4Litres, 300hp @ 7500rpm.
This is another experimental engine, the F121A. A very small 2 litre V-8, it had twin turbo-chargers and produced 400hp. It had a gear-driving timing system at the rear of the engine, designed to reduce noise in the passenger compartment.
In 1969, the engine in the Dino 206GT was updated to this 135B spec, a 2litre V-6 which produce 180bhp. The crankcase was cast iron, rather than the aluminium used in the 1967 models.
And here’s the 1967 Dino 246 it went in! Consider this a little bonus for sticking with me this far.. There may be more later!
Here’s a 4-cylinder! Built in 1955, this 252F1 was another experimental engine which never made it into production. 2.5 Litres and 160hp, it was abandoned for reliability issues.
This 4.5Litre V-12 powers an phenomenal looking speedboat which broke several records. Want to see it? Oh. alright then!
Look at that! I’d never heard of this beast, but was certainly impressed by it.
Well, look here! It’s the very first V-12 built by Ferrari, as fitted to their first car, the 125S. Only 1497cc! It produced 118hp – not bad! (Apologies for the picture quality)
Here’s the 125S (From another article, this one is at the Ferrari Museum at Maranello).
Only one of these 243/251 engines was built, back in 1968. A 4.4 Litre V-12, it featured 3 valves per cylinder and produced 352hp. It was destined to go into the 365GTB4 Daytona.
I think it’s really cool how Ferrari have kept all these little fragments of history, and that we can see them so readily.
That’s pretty! And different. This F110A was the first flat 12 Engine built by Ferrari. These were fitted to the lovely 512BBi’s and used technology directly derived from the F1 cars of the day.
And this F113A was the LAST flat-12 from Ferrari. As fitted to the famous Testarossa, the 5 Litre produced 390hp @ 6300rpm! Circa 1984.
By 1988 the V-12 was firmly back in the hot seat. This F116A of 5.2Litres produced 357hp @ 7000 rpm.
Just a few years later (1994) this 4.7litre V-12 as fitted to the F50 was making 520hp @ 8500 rpm! Very strong ties to the F1 engine of the day, which had just had limits raised from 3000cc to 4698cc.
And in 2010, the F140EB from the Ferrari FF is making 660hp! from it’s 6.3litre V-12.
This is interesting! A Single Cylinder? These are used when prototyping an engine, having the same bore and stroke as the engine that will eventually be built. This particular unit is a prototype for 1992 F1 Engine, which produced 745hp.
Another interesting prototype. This 1994 F135A had dual crankshafts, creating a V-12 with only 6 combustion chambers. Tricky!
Also from 1994, this prototype was 3 cylinders – a half of a V-6 2-stroke which was intended for road use, but never put into production
Thanks for staying with me – here’s your eye candy!
This F106D was built in 1982, and was the first Ferrari engine to receive a Turbocharger – with no intercooler. They were only 2 Litres, and went into the 208 GTB (which were built to avoid high taxes on larger capacity engines).
An F120A – Twin Turbo V-8 from 1987. These lived in the fabulous F40’s. 478hp from 3 Litres.
Fast forward to 2016 and the 3.9 Litre Twin Turbo V-8 from the 488GTB.
670hp helped win the engine Engine Technology International Magazine’s Engine of the Year.
The F154B from the 2014 California T. 3855cc of V-8 making 560hp @ 7500 rpm.
Very cool cutaway of the F105A. which lived in the 1982 308GTB. This was the first V-8 with 4 valves per cylinder (quattrovalvole). 240hp @ 7700 rpm. These were mounted transversely, like a mini!
And here is a F129B, a 3.5 Litre V-8 with 5 Valves per cylinder, making 380hp. Thes came from the F355. These were also the first engine used with F1 paddle-style shifters.
The 1999 360 Modena’s were powered by this 3.6 Litre V-8 which made 400hp @ 8500 rpm.
And here we have the F136IH from the 2008 California – 4.3 Lite V-8 producing 460hp @ 8800rpm.
The 1981 F1 car was powered by this 126 CK, a V6 of 1497cc, which was Turbo assisted to produce 580hp.
This strange looking beast is the 036F1, which took Alai Prost to Ferrari’s 100th F1 Win on 8 July 1990, at the Paul Ricard circuit. 690hp from 3497cc.
The F1 cars of 1995 were powered by this beautiful 044/1F1, which also produced 690hp – at 16,800 rpm!
This is the 015 engine which powered the 1974 312T F1 cars. The 312’s were a huge advance for Ferrari, turning their fortunes around and paving the way for 5 World Championships between 1975 and 1977 (2 Drives & 3 Constructors).
The amazing-sounding V-10 053 F1 engine which produced 865hp for the 2004 F1 cars.
And to wrap up, here’s a view down the hall, with the amazing F150 Laborotorio in the foreground.
I know that looking at engines isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve made it through this far you may just be as strange as me! Cioa!
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