Ferrari 248 F1 is a single-seater sports car exclusively for use in the Formula 1 World Championship. A distinctive feature of the racing car is the introduction of an eight cylinder V pattern engine, with an overall capacity of 2400 cubic centimeters. Though the car can run fast in all type of tracks, it suits more to SCX and Scalextric. The car was designed by Aldo Costa and Rory Byrne for the 2006 season.
Major enhancements in the car are amended cooling system, engine air intake, volume of the fuel cell, aerodynamic elements on the side pods and layout of the exhaust. The front suspension has double wishbones and push-rod actuated torsion springs. The rear suspension has been modified to enlarge the overall aerodynamic effectiveness of the rear end.
The chassis is made of Carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure. The car has ventilated carbon-fibre disc brakes and paddle-operated 7 speed semi-automatic gearbox. The race car has rack-and-pinion, power assisted steering wheel. A twin plane wing is used for generating more airflow to the underside and diffuser.
The length, width and height of this sport car are 4545mm, 1796mm and 959mm respectively. With the wheelbase of 3050mm, its front track is 1470mm and rear track is 1405mm in size. Wheels (front and rear) are of 13". The chassis of 248 F1 is lighter that that of its previous models.
The engine is of 056 type and number of cylinders are eight. The engine's weight is 95 kg. There are 30 valves in the car with Pneumatic distribution. Piston bore is of 98 mm and weight is 95 kg.
Considering the security issue, all the possible safety techniques have been applied. Collapsible steering wheel, and light but sturdy body help reduce the impact of a collision on the driver.