Auto Avio Costruzioni 815

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Auto Avio Costruzioni 815
Car Musée Enzo Ferrari 0063.JPG
Manufacturer Auto Avio Costruzioni
Production 1940
2 producit
Assembly Modena, Italy
Body and chassis
Cless Sports caur
Body style 2-seat barchetta
Ingine 1.5 L (1496 cc) SOHC I8
Wheelbase 2,420 mm (95.3 in)
Crib wecht 625 kg (1,378 lb)
Successor Ferrari 125 S

The Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 wis the first Ferrari caur that wis fully designed an biggit bi Enzo Ferrari in Modena. Bound bi contracts efter leavin Alfa Romeo, housomeivver, Ferrari wis nae alloued tae caw this caur a Ferrari. Instead he set up shop unner the name AAC (Auto Avio Costruzioni), an strictly speakin the caur wis named AAC tipo 815. It wis named this acause it haed an aicht cylinder, 1.5 L ingine. It showed promise at the Mille Miglia o 1940, wi the twa 815s biggit run bi Lotario Rangoni/Enrico Nardi an Alberto Ascari/Giuseppe Minozzi, but baith broke doun an did no finish. Ascari's caur wis sauld tae racer Enrico Beltrachini an it reappeared efter WW II, but Rangoni's wis scrapped in 1958 efter bein passed on tae Lotario's brither, Rolando. The ae remainin 815 the day is chassis 815/021 an is held in the Righini collection awned bi Mario Righini in Italy.

The AAC 815 wis biggit primarily o Fiat components, specifically scavengin the 1.5 L (1496 cc) straight-8 ingine an chassis frae the 508 C Balilla 1100. The bodywork wis done bi Carrozzeria Touring, who wad wirk extensively wi Ferrari in the next decade, an wis done in lang, flowin forms wi integratit wings. The ingine wis hie-tech for the time, wi a single owerhead camshaft, twa valves per cylinder, an a semi-dry sump lubrication seestem. A fower-speed manual transmission wis integral tae the ingine block. Fower Weber 30DR2 carburettors wur specified for a tot ootput o 72 hp (54 kW) at 5500 rpm, allowin the licht 625 kg (1378 lb) caur tae hit nearly 170 km/h (106 mph).

AAC tipo 815 at the Panzano Castle 2009
Fiat ingine in the AAC tipo 815

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Yates, Brock (1991). Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-26319-8. 
  • Ascerbi, Leonardo (2006). Ferrari: A Complete Guide to All Models. Motorbooks. ISBN 0-7603-2550-2.