The Ferrari 250 S

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Ferrari 250 S – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 250 S

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Ferrari 250 S – Key Details

Ferrari 250 SDetail
Launched: 1952
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 169 kW (230 hp) at 7500 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 250 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 S

FERRARI 250 S – FERRARI STORMS ONTO THE SCENE

The Ferrari 250 S prototype marked the humble beginnings of what would become an illustrious line of vehicles. The year was 1952, and while Ferrari had enjoyed many successes, it had yet to dominate the world of racing. The 250 series of cars changed all that. This series of racing cars proved that the little Italian manufacturer was not messing about. The model name was derived from the engine’s unitary displacement, as is the case for so many Ferrari models.

CONSTRUCTION

Vignale and Touring were given coachwork duties for the 250 S. Underneath those elegant body panels was a fairly conventional vehicle design for the period. Of course, there were drum brakes at all corners, as well as a 5-speed manual gearbox and worm-and-sector steering. In contrast to the rather conventional chassis and components, however, the engine was quite special.

True, the Colombo-designed 3.0-litre V12 made a very respectable 230bhp. That engine was notable for more than just its power, however. It also happened to be lighter than just about anything else it was put up against. The famous Jaguar XK6 straight-sixes, for example, weighed roughly twice as much as this compact V12. Shedding weight is always a good thing on the track, and the engine’s lack of mass would pay off handsomely once the car was entered in its first race.

RACING CAREER

The car’s first test came at the 1952 Mille Miglia. Because its engine was so much smaller and lighter than the powerplants employed by rivals, the Ferrari 250 S had to be pushed hard in the curves to make up ground lost on the straights. This method of racing worked well in that race, with the Ferrari taking home first place. The 250 S would later be tested at Le Mans, where it turned in the fastest lap of the day, but a faulty clutch led to a DNF.

LEGACY

Fine tuning throughout the Ferrari 250 S’ career led to the creation of some of the most well-known models in Ferrari history, such as the 250 Testa Rossa and 250 GTO. Three years after the 250 S debuted on the track, Ferrari introduced a line of road-going “250” GT cars that would be sold up until 1964.

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Ferrari 250 S – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed155 mph / 250 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement2953 cm3
Max. power output*169 kW (230 hp) at 7500 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length3800 mm
Width1570 mm
Height1400 mm
Dry weight**850 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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