250 GTO Of all the Ferraris to date, the 250 GTO has received the most acclaim. It was unlike many other Ferraris



Engine Size Cylinders 0-60 mph Top Speed

2953 cc


5.4 secs

174 mph Power Output 302 bhp Transmission Manual Gears 5 Speed Length

because it was not designed by a specific design house or individual: Giotto Bizzarrini was the chief engineer and he worked alongside Sergio Scaglietti, who developed the body, perfecting its design through wind tunnel and on-track testing. By installing the 3.0L V12 engine of the 250 GT SWB into the chassis of the 250 Testa Rossa, Ferrari had developed the 250 GTO: the ultimate car designed for GT racing that boasted both performance and styling. The shape of the aluminum body changed very little during production, with the exception of a one-off example sporting 330 LM Berlinetta styling. The final three cars of the series received a Pininfarina and Scaglietti collaborated body similar to the 250 LM sports racing car. According to FIA regulations, a minimum of 100 examples of the car had to be built in order for it to be approved for Group 3 Grand Touring Car racing, however only 39 cars were ever produced. To bypass the regulations, Ferrari numbered the chassis at random. This out-of-sequence numbering gave the illusion that more cars had been produced. The 250 GTO made its racing debut at 12 Hours of Sebring and finished in second place. It went on to win the over 2000 cc class of the FIA’s International Championship for GT Manufacturers in 1962, 1963, and 1964, and was one of the last front- engined cars to remain competitive at the top level of sports car racing. This dual-purpose car was at ease on the track and on the road, and only an elite selection of the

170. 3 in (4325 mm) 63 in (1600 mm) 47.6 in (1210 mm) 1940 lb (880 kg) dry

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Wheelbase 94.5 in (2400 mm) (Specifications refer to the 250 GTO base model)


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