Ferrari 315 S

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The Ferrari 315 S was a sports-racing car produced by Italian manufacturer Ferrari in 1957.

The model was intended to succeed the Ferrari 290 MM, which had won the 1956 Mille Miglia. The 315 S mounted a frontal V12 engine at 60°, with two valves per cylinder, for a total displacement of 3,783.40 cc (230.877 cu in). Maximum power was 360 HP at 7800 rpm, for a maximum speed of 290 km/h.[citation needed]

The Ferrari 315 S drivers took the first two positions in the 1957 Mille Miglia, Piero Taruffi being the winner in his last race, followed by Wolfgang von Trips. A 315S finished third at the Nürburgring and fifth at Le Mans but was then largely replaced by the 335S. The victory of a Ferrari 335S in Venezuela and the retirement of the Maseratis granted Ferrari the World Sports Car Championship.

The change in regulations for the World Sports Car championship to a 3-litre engine limit for 1958 meant the 315S was replaced by the 250 Testa Rossa.

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  • Casamassima, Pino (1998). Storia della Scuderia Ferrari. Vimodrone: Nada Editore. ISBN 88-7911-179-5. 

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