The Ferrari 250 GT Coupe

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Ferrari 250 GT Coupe – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 250 GT Coupe

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Ferrari 250 GT Coupe – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari 250 GT Coupe – Key Details

Ferrari 250 GT CoupeDetail
Launched: 1954
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 162 kW (220 hp) at 7000 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 230 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBCTBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBCTBC
Did you know: TBCTBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 250 GT Coupe

FERRARI 250 GT COUPE – THE WILDLY POPULAR GRAND TOURER

The 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe was Ferrari’s first attempt at making a regular production car – ‘not a race car modified for the car’. As the successor to the 250 Europa, the model was initially referred to as the 250 Europa GT. To further differentiate the model from its predecessor, however, Ferrari soon began referring to the model as the 250 GT Coupe. As we all know today, Ferrari’s V12 grand tourers are legendary, and this model marked the beginning of that long tradition.

FERRARI’S GT GETS A NEW V12

Where Ferrari departed the most from its Europa model was under the bonnet. The front-mounted V12 now used a Colombo “short-block” design rather than the previous Lampredi engine. Producing the same 220 bhp as the previous engine, this 3-litre powerplant enabled a top speed of 230 km/h (142 mph). Power was routed to the wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox, while the 2600 mm wheelbase had been shortened by 200 mm, thanks to the new, shorter engine design.

That engine and chassis combination was an important milestone, as it would be used in various Ferrari 250 GT models over the course of the next 10 years. And those models would make up the backbone of the manufacturer’s sales during that decade. It wouldn’t be hyperbolic to say that Ferrari’s future depended on the success of this car.

PININFARINA GETS THE JOB

Stylistically, the Ferrari 250 GT Coupe was largely similar to the 250 Europa. It featured the same clean, classic coupe lines with the minor addition of front fender vents. Notably, however, this model represented a landmark in the Ferrari/Pininfarina relationship. That’s because, from this model onward, Ferrari became exclusive with Pininfarina (with just one exception).

Because of the huge public reaction to the new model at the 1954 Paris Motor show, however, Pininfarina was unable to keep up with production. This led the legendary Italian design house to build a new factory that could keep pace with Ferrari’s popular new model. After construction began, production of the Ferrari 250 GT Coupe was sent to Boano.

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Ferrari 250 GT Coupe – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed142 mph / 230 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement2953 cm3
Max. power output*162 kW (220 hp) at 7000 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**1050 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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