The 410 S is a racing car produced by Ferrari in 1956 in two specimens. This model was characterized by the revival of the V12 engine, after a period in which the six-cylinder in line was used, designed by Aurelio Lampredi. This engine, which had a displacement of almost 5 L, was installed on a particularly light chassis, which was shortened and strengthened to remedy the defects of the one mounted on the Ferrari 375 series. Another feature of the car was that it had a De Dion axle for the rear suspension. The bodywork of both specimens was the work of Scaglietti. The two examples produced made their debut at the Buenos Aires 1000 km in January 1956 but, despite leading the competition, they had to abandon it due to the failure of the axle shaft. After this unfortunate race, Ferrari sold the specimens. The first was bought by Sture Nottorp, a Swedish driver, with whom he had some sporting success, while the second was bought in the United States by John Edgar, one of Ferrari's most important customers in that market. Edgar's drivers, most notably Carroll Shelby, took several victories in races held in North America. Thanks to these successes, the 410 S helped to give Ferrari a reputation in the United States as an automaker that built cars suitable for endurance racing.
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1956 Ferrari 410 "Super America Competizione"
- Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Scaglietti
- Chassis n°: 0596 CM
- Engine n°: 0596 CM