Ferrari 312T

Ferrari 312T

Based on the 312B3 from 74, the next cars for the Ferrari team were the 312T models. These brought 27 race wins, four Constructors’ and three Drivers’ Championships, from 1975 to 1980.

Constructor Scuderia Ferrari
Designer(s) Mauro Forghieri
Predecessor 312B3
Successor 126C
Chassis Aluminium monocoque
Engine Ferrari 015, 2,992 cc
Transmission 5-speed manual

The car was powered by a flat-12 engine of around 510bhp. The T in the name stood for ‘transverse’, given it’s gearbox mounting in the shape of a T, becoming a key piece, improving the car’s handling.

It was driven by Niki Lauda to victory in his two World Championships in 1975 and 1977, followed by Jody Scheckter becoming World Champion in 1979.