Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pininfarina 1.0

Replica of an old gem

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  1. TheCrySick
    Hi!

    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 ;)

    340hp configuration:
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    400hp configuration:

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    Please, feel free to send me any feedback :)

Recent Reviews

  1. tdp9999
    tdp9999
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    for starters the V12 Lampredi engine rasps just like the real thing - the torque curve also seems perfect & the upper rev power curve 100% on point - Such a pleasure for that part of the replica build alone. Great too the shell design being faithfully adhered to wherever possible. Road tested all 4 models on outer grid and they are slightly Faster than the 1956-59 Originals as BOTH Output variants can hit a 168 mph top speed ! The Standing Quarter mile times are bang on pretty much to the Original 340/400hp versions... pleasure to drive on those long sweeping highways - handling composed at speed and also on the other hand just as skittish pulling off hard from standstill as would be the original (if opt for the non traction-control variant) car's character. Great Fun in a Lovely Exclusive Classic Ferrari.... Well Done!
    1. TheCrySick
      Author's Response
      Hi thank you so much for this review! :D
      Considering the time I have spent for the research on this car, I am really happy to have this kind of feedback by someone who seems to really like this car IRL! :)
  2. G-Farce
    G-Farce
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Extremely faithful to the original, the veterans will love it. I'm not such a knowledgeable person when it comes to these vintage Ferraris, but I wonder, is the idle supposed to be at 1000 rpm? Maybe a limitation of Automation engines, though I've been able to edit them to any rpm easily in the jbeam file, with interesting results :)
    1. TheCrySick
      Author's Response
      To be honest, I don't know. I will try to find some information

      But thanks for the review mate :)
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