The Ferrari 275 GTB4

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Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 275 GTB4

Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Key Details

Ferrari 275 GTB4Detail
Launched: 1966
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 221 kW (300 hp) at 8000 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 268 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 275 GTB4

FERRARI 275 GTB4 – A FOUR-CAM BEAUTY

New for 1966, the Ferrari 275 GTB4 featured a new addition to the 275 recipe. You see, while the original 1964 275 GTB housed the 3.3-litre, dual overhead camshaft Colombo V12, the GTB4 used a slightly new design. And the revised model name gives you a clue as to what was changed. Meanwhile, the rest of the innovative features from the 275 GTB were largely the same, which was a good thing. After all, the original 275s remain a highly-sought after example of classic Ferrari design.

ABOUT THAT ENGINE

The main improvement that transformed the GTB into the GTB4 is the addition of two overhead camshafts. So, in place of the two that were standard on the previous model, the Ferrari 275 GTB4 sported 4 total overhead camshafts. To make this design work, two camshafts were fitted to each bank of the V12.

This unusual engine arrangement resulted in a 20bhp boost to the GTB’s base 2-cam engine. Six Weber carburettors helped the 300bhp powerplant produce more torque through the mid-range as well. And while most of the original design was untouched, Ferrari implemented minor improvements to the exhaust and suspension. Top speed was listed as 268 km/h

THE REST STAYS THE SAME

Matched up to that new engine design was the same ground-breaking transaxle assembly from the GTB. Another carryover was the independent rear suspension, which replaced the common live rear axles used on most other Ferraris made prior to the 275 series. While these were new technologies to the Italian brand’s production cars, they had been tested vigorously on the track in the grand Ferrari tradition of developing technology on the track before installing it on production models.

As for the bodywork, the GTB4 used the long-nose style from the previous model. The only difference was the addition of a narrow bulge running down the centre of the bonnet. From its debut in 1966 up until production ceased 2 years later, 330 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB4 were built. Unlike the original GTB, no competition versions were made.

Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed166 mph / 268 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement3285 cm3
Max. power output*221 kW (300 hp) at 8000 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**1100 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 275 GTB4 – Registry & Videos

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