The Ferrari 250 P

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Ferrari 250 P – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 250 P

Ferrari 250 P – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 250 P – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 250 P – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 250 P – Key Details

Ferrari 250 PDetail
Launched: 1963
Engine: V12 – Rear Engine
Power: 228 kW (310 hp) at 7500 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 290 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 P

THE FERRARI 250 P DOMINATED THE SPORT PROTOTYPE FIELD IN ‘63

Ferrari’s 250 P was the first in a long line of Ferrari sports prototype racing cars spanning the years of 1963 to 1973. It represented the beginning of an incredible string of racing victories over the decade, including bringing home the Sport Prototype World Title for Ferrari in 1963, a distinction that the manufacturer was no stranger to after claiming the title in 8 of the previous 10 years.

Pininfarina was given the task of designing the sheetmetal for the 250 P, and, no surprise here, they came up with a simple-yet-elegant car that looks amazing to this day. The most intriguing aspect is probably the aerofoil sitting above and behind the driver. This feature served two uses for the car: as an aerodynamic aid and as roll-over protection. Of course, this large wing also gave the 250 P a stunning side-profile that defines the style of the car.

Underneath the bodywork was a tubular steel spaceframe that helped the car achieve a remarkably light 760- kilogram dry weight. Power was derived from a single-cam, two-valves-per-cylinder V12 borrowed from the 250 Testa Rossa. In this guise, the dry-sump 3.0-litre engine produced 310 bhp, or 10 more horses than in the road-going car. Drivers were given a 5-speed manual transmission to put all of that power to the track. An independent wishbone-type suspension supported the car at both ends, as did disc brakes. As simple as that configuration may sound, the results were astonishing. One can only assume that the race results cam as a surprise to Enzo Ferrari, who had initially balked at the idea of getting involved with mid-engined racers.

Underneath the bodywork was a tubular steel spaceframe that helped the car achieve a remarkably light 760- kilogram dry weight. Power was derived from a single-cam, two-valves-per-cylinder V12 borrowed from the 250 Testa Rossa. In this guise, the dry-sump 3.0-litre engine produced 310 bhp, or 10 more horses than in the road-going car. Drivers were given a 5-speed manual transmission to put all of that power to the track. An independent wishbone-type suspension supported the car at both ends, as did disc brakes. As simple as that configuration may sound, the results were astonishing. One can only assume that the race results cam as a surprise to Enzo Ferrari, who had initially balked at the idea of getting involved with mid-engined racers.

Ferrari 250 P – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 250 P – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed180 mph / 290 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement2953 cm3
Max. power output*228 kW (310 hp) at 7500 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length4015 mm
Width1670 mm
Height1080 mm
Dry weight**760 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 250 P – Registry & Videos

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