The 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico is powered by a V-12 engine that displaces 4102cc and produces 280 horsepower. The wheelbase measures 102 inches and the car weighs 2200 pounds. Top speed is in the neighborhood of 163 miles per hour.
This example was built for the sole purpose of bringing victory to the Ferrari team in the Third Carrera Panamerica Road Race. The course stretched over 2000 miles of open road up the length of Mexico and was held in eight legs. Driven by Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas, this car took third, edged out by two Mercedes-Benz 300 SL prototypes. The body was designed by Michelotti and fabricated of aluminum by Vignale.Also photographed at :