This 1999 report covers a detailed design benchmarking study of the Ferrari V8 3.6L gasoline engine and includes a photographic record of all the main components, plus individual masses and dimensions. Ricardo comments on specific design features are also included.
The Ferrari V8 high performance gasoline engine is used in the Ferrari 360 Modena which was launched at the 1999 International Geneva Motor Show. This engine is a port injection, naturally aspirated engine with 5 valves per cylinder.
Many design features of both the car and the engine have been derived from the Ferrari F1 Car, including the variable geometry inlet manifold, drive by wire system, electro-hydraulic gearbox with steering wheel controls and aluminium chassis, suspension and bodywork.
The engine has a capacity of 3586cc, a bore of 85mm and a stroke of 79mm, with a compression ratio of 11:1, and weighs 185 kg. It delivers 298kW at 8500 rpm making it the most powerful normally aspirated V8 ever built by Ferrari.
The report consists of a total of 72 pages, including pictures and diagrams.
- Cylinder Block, Cylinders, Crankcase and Main Bearing Structure
- Connecting Rod, Bearings
- Piston, Pin and Rings, Cylinder Head and Ports
- Camshafts, Valve Train and Cam Cover
- Inlet, Exhaust and Emission Control System