The Ferrari 250 Europa

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Ferrari 250 Europa – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 250 Europa

Ferrari 250 Europa – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 250 Europa – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 250 Europa – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 250 Europa – Key Details

Ferrari 250 EuropaDetail
Launched: 1953
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 147 kW (200 hp) at 6300 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed:218 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 250 Europa

FERRARI 250 EUROPA – THE DAWN OF THE ICONIC FERRARI 250S

In 1953, Ferrari created the first of its line of 250 cars, including the 250 Europa. These cars would become Ferrari’s most successful line of automobiles and included the iconic 250 GTO, which currently holds the record as the most expensive car ever sold at auction. An interesting side note – Ferruccio Lamborghini owned several Ferrari 250 models before growing frustrated with the brand and starting his own brand of high-end automobiles.

A UNIQUE ENGINE

Ferrari’s 250 Europa used a 2,953-cc Lampredi-designed V12, setting it apart from the rest 250 series cars except for the 250 Export. These 200 bhp “long-block” engines required more space under the bonnet than the Colombo engines used in the other 250 cars. At 2,800 mm, the 250 Europa sat on a longer wheelbase than most other Ferrari 250s. As such, this was the first model within the 250 range designed for grand touring, although a long line of GT cars would follow this model, including the beautiful 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. An independent front suspension kept the ride comfortable, while at the rear sat a live axle.

DESIGN LANGUAGE

Ferrari hired Vignale to design the early 250 Europa bodies. The result was a handsome car, if a little awkward in its proportions. Later, Pininfarina began making their own bodies for the Europa, including a cabriolet version of the car. Pininfarina would end up making the vast majority of bodies for the 250 Europa, and when compared to the Vignale coupes, these models were more classically attractive. Perhaps this is why, after production of the Europa was completed, Ferrari decided to stick with Pininfarina for all subsequent series production models, save one.

PRODUCTION AND LEGACY

Counting both Pininfarina and Vignale models, a grand total of 21 Ferrari 250 Europas were made. The subsequent 1954 250 Europa GT was built on a shorter wheelbase and used a new, more compact Colombo V12 engine design, marking a significant departure from the 250 Europa, despite the similarity in their names. Today, the Europa remains a favourite car for Ferrari collectors who relish commemorating the beginning of the grand 250 range of cars.

Ferrari 250 Europa​ – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 250 Europa​ – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed135 mph / 218 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement2963 cm3
Max. power output*147 kW (200 hp) at 6300 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**1150 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 250 Europa​ – Registry & Videos

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