From the moment you see something like the Ferrari 156, your heart begins to race. This vehicle could be seen as an iconic example of our constant fascination with two things. We love to build complex, powerful machines. We like it even more, when those machines can go really, really fast. This art piece depicting the Ferrari 156 plays with both of those thoughts in the best way possible. It isn’t difficult to hear the sound of that perfect engine, ripping the racetrack as it hugs a turn that has to be seen to be believed. This art is available in the form of wall art, t-shirts, and interior products.
About the car: The Ferrari 156 was a racecar made by Ferrari in 1961 to comply with then-new Formula One regulations that reduced engine displacement from 2.5 to 1.5 litres, similar to the pre-1961 Formula Two class for which Ferrari had developed a mid-engined car also called 156. Ferrari started the season with a 65 degrees Dino engine, then replaced by a new engine with the V-angle increased to 120 degrees and designed by Carlo Chiti. This increased the power by 10 hp (7 kW). Bore and stroke were 73.0 x 58.8 mm (2.3 in) with a displacement of 1,476.60 cc and a claimed 190 hp (142 kW) at 9,500 rpm. For 1962 a 24-valve version was planned with 200 hp (149 kW) at 10,000 rpm, but never appeared. In 1963 the 12-valve version fitted with Bosch direct-fuel injection instead of carburetors achieved that power level. The last victory for the Ferrari 156 was achieved by Italian Lorenzo Bandini in the 1964 Austrian Grand Prix. A V-6 engine with 120 degree bank is smoother at producing power because every 120 degree rotation of engine crankshaft produces a power pulse. Phil Hill won the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and Ferrari secured the 1961 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, both victories achieved with the 156.
- Jan Keteleer
- Image Size
- 5600x3724 / 14.5MB
- Contained in galleries