Here comes a new replica, a Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pininfarina!
This replica is not like all the over I have made until now. I don’t think I have to say that I like building replicas, and maybe some of you have noticed that I also like to do research on the real car to be has accurate as possible. For this project, a lot more research was needed, because this Ferrari is old, and extremely rare, so I was not able to get easily all the information I wanted to have, and I was not able to find some of them at all. So, I had to do a lot of research on the automobile at that time in order to give a realistic answer to the questions which I could not answer when doing research on this Ferrari.
Engine: This car has a 5L DOHC V12, with 2 valves per cylinder (bore x stroke: 88 x 68mm). For some copies, this engine developes 340hp @ 6000rpm (unknown torque), and for others, it developes 400hp @ 6000rpm and 422nm @ 5000rpm. I chose to integrate the two in this replica. You can switch between them via the part selector, or you just have to choose the wanted configuration
Transmission: This car has a 4-speed manual gearbox, and the power is sent to the rear wheels. But the question is: what kind of differential this car use? I was not able to find a clear answer, I know that the limited slip differential was invented in 1949, but I also know that the race prototypes made by Ferrari in the 50’s are using an open differential. So, I have assumed that the 410 Superamerica uses an open differential too.
Chassis: I don’t find any information on that. Almost all the cars of this decade was using a ladder steel chassis, so I think this one too. The real Superamerica weight 1250kg, and my replica too. I have chosen to go with steel body panels, I think I am right.
Suspension: once again, I don’t find any information, so I have looked at what was done during the 50 decade. This replica uses double Wishbone in front, and a solid axle for the rear.
Wheels: The real 410 Superamerica use 16-inch rim, with the following tyres: 6.00-16. I have chosen to go with those tyres: 185/70 R16.
Brakes: This car has front and rear drum brakes. That’s all we know. So, I have fixed the size myself.
Note: This car is extremely hard to handle with a gamepad, so you can equip it with ESC and ABS if you want, even if it’s not realistic
Please, feel free to send me any feedback