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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Here's the Ferrari 'Superfast' series before the 812 (Part-1)

In the lineup of the Ferrari's high-performance cars there is a model series with the special name of 'Superfast', and as the newest car in this series is the Ferrari 812 Superfast. The world's fast car enthutiasts already know that the car is one of the Ferrari icons today thanks to its exotic appearance and performance. However, did you know that the name of 'Superfast' on the 812 mentioned above is not the first.
1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast built based on the Ferrari 410 Superamerica and bodied by Pininfarina with American typical prominent rear tail fins. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Indeed, long before the 812 was born, namely in 1956, the prancing horse logoed premium car manufacturer had been built for the first time a car that carried special name of 'Superfast,' ie Ferrari 410 Superfast and exhibited it at several major automotive expos held in Turin and Paris.
1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast as it won a title of 'Best of Show' at the 1st Pininfarina Concours d'Elegance held in Alassio, Italy in June 2016. (Picture from: Journal.Classiccars.com)
As quoted of SupercarNostalgia, the sports car is built on the chassis and also used the engine of the Ferrari 410 Superamerica (chassis number #0483 SA), by featuring the design elements to reflect Ferrari’s desire to enter the American market in the fifties. 

Then, the project was submitted to Pininfarina to be worked on until it became a real car according to Ferrari's wishes. The result, as you can be seen today a sports car typical of the 1950s with prominent rear tail fins, that said it inspired by the Cadillac, one of the famous American cars at that time.
1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast built as a two-seater sports car with the steering wheel on the left-side. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Ferrari 410 Superfast featured headlights mounted behind streamlined covers, a cantilevered roof with no A-posts and dramatic tail fins that obscured its pointed tail. The front fender air outlets were simplified by having no grille work, and the top had no windshield pillars. Front and rear protection was furnished only by a pair of vertical bumperettes with rubber inserts.
1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast featured headlights mounted behind streamlined covers, a cantilevered roof with no A-posts and dramatic tail fins that obscured its pointed tail. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
It is built as a two-seater sports car with the steering wheel on the left-side. The finished car painted two-tone white and silver with a beige interior. While its cabin equiped a pair of well-padded seats with an armrest in between. The crackle black dash housed three main dials, such a tachometer on the left, a speedometer on the right and a combined oil pressure, water temperature and fuel gauge in the centre. There's also additional switches were housed on a central console that linked the dash and transmission tunnel.
1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast uses a large capacity Ferrari's V12 engine with a 24-plug cylinder head capable of delivering up to 340 hp of power in a tack. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
This classic prancing horse uses a large capacity Ferrari's V12 engine with a 24-plug cylinder head capable of delivering up to 340 hp of power in a tack. This show car not only looks great, it’s a beast so it deserves using the Superfast as its name. As quoted of JournalClassicCars.com, it was noted in 2016 that Robert M. Lee is the current owner of the Ferrari 410 Superfast.
1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast show car not only looks great, it’s a beast so it deserves using the Superfast as its name. (Picture from: GridOto)
Furthermore, the Maranello-based premium car manufacturer continued the development of these car series by launching several next 'Superfast' car models. Are You wanna see them? Here's the 2nd part of these articles... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JOURNALCLASSICCARS | SUPERCARNOSTALGIA | SUPERCARS | CARSTYLING.RUS | ]
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