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Ferrari 290 MM

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Ferrari 290 MM
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Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Production1956
4 produced[1]
DesignerCarrozzeria Scaglietti
Body and chassis
Body styleSpyder
LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine3.5 L (3490.61 cc) Tipo 130 Jano V12
Power output320 PS
Transmission4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,350 mm (92.5 in)
Curb weight880 kg (1,940 lb) (dry)
Chronology
PredecessorFerrari 410 S
Ferrari 860 Monza
SuccessorFerrari 290 S

The Ferrari 290 MM was a sports racing car produced by Ferrari in 1956. It was developed to compete in the 1956 edition of Mille Miglia, hence the acronym "MM", and four cars were built.[2]

Development

The 290 MM was powered by a new 3.5 litre, 60° Jano V12. Displacement was 3,490 cc (213.0 cu in) with a maximum power of 320 HP at 7200 rpm, and a top speed of 280 kilometres per hour (170 mph).[3]

The car won the 1956 Mille Miglia, raced by Eugenio Castellotti,[4] while another 290 MM, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, finished fourth.[5] Phil Hill and Maurice Trintignant also won the Swedish Grand Prix of that year, granting Ferrari the overall victory in the 1956 World Sportscar Championship. The following year a 290 MM won the 1000 km Buenos Aires.

On December 10, 2015, RM Sotheby's sold the 290 MM driven by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1956 Mille Miglia at auction for US$28 million — the highest price for a car sold in 2015 and the third most expensive ever at that time.[2][6] In 2018, another example sold for US$22 million.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Ferrari 290 MM - Register". barchetta.cc. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Ahlgrim, Steve (March 2016). "1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti". Sports Car Market. 28 (3): 58–59.
  3. ^ Acerbi, Leonardo (2012). Ferrari: All The Cars. Haynes Publishing. pp. 98–99.
  4. ^ "Mille Miglia 1956 Race Results". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Ferrari 290 MM". ferrari.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  6. ^ "1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti". rmsothebys.com. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  7. ^ "1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti". rmsothebys.com. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

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