Ferrari 860 Monza
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||3.4 L (3432 cc) Lampredi I4|
|Predecessor||Ferrari 857 S|
|Successor||Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa|
Although little changed on paper from the 857 S, the 1956 860 Monza was much more competitive in international sports car racing.
The engine was reworked with 102 mm (4 in) by 105 mm (4.1 in) dimensions for a total of 3.4 L (3432 cc/209 in³), though power output remained at 280 hp (209 kW).
The wheelbase was lengthened by 100 mm (3.9 in) to 2350 mm (93 in), but a new front coil spring suspension, as on the 500 TR, allowed the 100 kg (220 lb) heavier car to handle well.
Built in parallel with the 290MM, the 860 Monza shared the 290MM’s latest Tipo 520 chassis with double wishbone independent front suspension and de Dion rear suspension with the four-speed gearbox in unit with the differential.
Both the 860 Monza and 290MM bodies were designed by Pinin Farina and are essentially identical in concept. The 860 Monza is the personification of the greatest Fifties Ferrari sports-racers.