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Ferrari 250 GTO – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 250 GTO – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari 250 GTO – Key Details

Ferrari 250 GTODetail
Launched: 1962
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 221 kW (300 hp) at 7400 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 280 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 GTO

FERRARI 250 GTO – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S CAR

The Ferrari 250 GTO hails from that great period of motor racing where it ran against the likes of the Jaguar E-Type and the Shelby Cobra. Even though the FIA required carmakers to manufacture 100 examples of their racing cars, Enzo Ferrari was able to skirt the rules through the creative arrangement of the cars and their chassis numbers, so only 39 total 250 GTOs were ever produced. This extremely low volume has no doubt led to the car’s astronomical values in recent years.

The 250 GTO was at the forefront of automotive technology, being one of the earliest cars designed with the help of a wind tunnel. Sergio Scaglietti oversaw the final design, and the result was an achingly gorgeous body Engine was the Tipo 168/62 Comp 3.0 L V12, famous for propelling the 250 Testa Rossa to victory at Le Mans. In the 250 GTO, the V12’s 300 bhp was able to propel the car all the way to a 280 km/h top speed. The transmission was a new 5-speed design using synchromesh for every gear.

The 250 GTO was an immediate hit on the track, finishing second to a 250 Testa Rossa on its very first race on the Sebring circuit. The GTO eventually racked up enough wins to hand Ferrari the International Championship for GT Manufacturers in 1962 through 1964. This represented one of the final front-engined racers to compete at such a high level.

Recently, the 250 GTO has risen to fame for reaching the pinnacle of collectability just a few years ago. Notably, Ferrari models make up 5 out of the top 6 most expensive cars ever sold at auction, with a 1962 250 GTO inhabiting the pinnacle of that list, selling for over £26 million in 2014. That represents some amazing appreciation since the car first sold for about £13,000 in 1962. Not surprisingly, 250 GTOs have been owned by an array of rich and famous people, including Nick Mason, Ralph Lauren, and drug kingpin Robert “Chris” Murray.

Ferrari 250 GTO – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 250 GTO – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed173 mph / 280 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement2953 cm3
Max. power output*221 kW (300 hp) at 7400 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length4325 mm
Width1600 mm
Height1210 mm
Dry weight**880 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 250 GTO – Registry & Videos

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