Ferrari built a new model for the World Championship open to F2 cars in 1952 and 1953. The 500 F2 mounted a straight-4 engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi. The chassis is similar to the “375” type (two side members and cross-members, independent front wheels, rear De Dion axle, four gears integral with the differential) and its engine has twin ignition and two twin-body carburettors. It was at the wheel of this car that Alberto Ascari became World Champion in 1952 and 1953.
Presented by Enzo Ferrari, Maranello (Modena)
- Engine: 4 cylinders
- Capacity: 1985 cc
- Max. power output: 180 bhp – 7200 rpm
- Max. speed: 240 km/h