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Model

342 America (1952)


Engine

Number of cylinders and arrangement


12 in 60° V.

Bore and stroke


80 x 68 mm.

Unitary and total capacity


341.8 / 4,101.66 cc.

Position


Front longitudinal.

Cylinder block and head


Light alloy.

Compression ratio


8:1.

Max. power output


200 bhp at 5,000 rpm; 48 bhp/litre.

Timing gear


2 valves per cylinder, 1 overhead camshaft.

Fuel feed


3 Weber 40 DCF carburettors.

Ignition


Single, coil-ignition.


Transmission

Clutch


Dry, single-plate.

Gearbox


4 speeds + reverse.

Differential


Conventional.


Frame

Type and material


Monobloc in elliptic section steel tubes.

Front suspension


Independent, double wishbone, single transverse leaf spring.

Rear suspension


Live axle, semi-elliptic longitudinal leaf springs.

Brakes


Drums, hydraulic control.

Fuel tank


105 litres.

Cooling system


1 front radiator.


Dimensions

Wheelbase and front/rear track


2,650 / 1,325 / 1,320 mm.

Tyres


6.40-15.

Weight empty


1,200 kg.


Performance

Top speed


186 km/h.




Variants

Model


342 MM.


Engine


12 cylinders in 60 V, front longitudinal, light alloy cylinder block and head

Bore and stroke


80 x 68 mm.

Unitary and total capacity


341.8 / 4,101.66 cc.

Compression ratio


8:1.

Max. power output


280 bhp at 6,600 rpm.

Timing gear


2 valves per cylinder, 1 overhead camshaft.

Fuel feed


3 Weber 40 DCF carburettors.

Ignition


Single, 2 coil-ignition units.

Transmission


Dry, single-plate clutch, gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, conventional differential.

Frame


Monobloc in elliptic section steel tubes.

Front suspension


Independent, double wishbone, transverse lower leaf spring.

Rear suspension


Live axle, semi-elliptic longitudinal leaf springs, double hydraulic dampers.

Brakes


Drums, hydraulic control.

Steering


Worm and wheel.

Wheelbase and front and rear track


2,600 / 1,278 / 1,250 mm.

Tyres


Front 6.00-16, rear 6.50-16.

Weight empty


900 kg.

Fuel tank


150 litres.