The Ferrari 275 GTS

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Ferrari 275 GTS – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 275 GTS

Ferrari 275 GTS – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 275 GTS – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 275 GTS – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 275 GTS – Key Details

Ferrari 275 GTSDetail
Launched: 1964
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 191 kW (260 hp) at 7000 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 242 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 GTS

FERRARI 275 GTS– FORGING ITS OWN PATH

In designing the 275 GTS, Ferrari had an entirely different goal in mind than it did with its Berlinetta-bodied sibling, the 275 GTB. Whereas the coupe possessed a newfound muscularity in its styling to go along with its more powerful engine, the GTS was softer from all angles. Not only did it receive different styling than the GTB, but the engine was tuned differently as well, favouring flexibility over all-out power. Ferrari could have just simply redesigned the body to accommodate the Spider top, but what they created was a vehicle with an entirely different character.

DOWN ON POWER

While the preceding 250 models used 3.0-litre engines, the 275 received a larger and more powerful 3.3-litre Colombo V12. Because this is the convertible-topped variant, however, Ferrari felt that 275 GTS customers didn’t need quite as much power, so the engine weas tuned to develop around 260 bhp compared to the GTB’s 280. To send that power to the wheels, a transaxle assembly was used for the first time on any road-going Ferrari. While common these days, this was a ground-breaking approach to automotive engineering in the 1960s. Another innovative feature was the independent rear suspension, which replaced the live rear axles that had been used on nearly every other Ferrari model up to that point. While these were new technologies for road-going Ferraris, they had been tested vigorously on the track as part of the company’s famous tradition of developing technology on the track prior to installing it on production models.

NEW STYLING FOR THE GTS

Pininfarina was responsible for the Ferrari 275 GTS’s exterior design. The Spider body was softer and more elegant than the muscular Berlinetta. Additionally, instead of alloys, the GTS was fitted with handsome Borrani wire wheels. With such different designs, bystanders would be forgiven for assuming the two cars are from entirely different model lines.

CONCLUSION

The 275 GTS remained in production from 1964 until 1966, with juts 200 models created. These models today stand as a testament to Ferrari’s close relationship with its customers. That they put so much effort into the car’s design shows that they were earnestly trying to meet their customers’ needs, and that we have two 275s with such unique characters is a great thing.

Ferrari 275 GTS – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 275 GTS – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed150 mph / 242 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement3285 cm3
Max. power output*191 kW (260 hp) at 7000 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length4350 mm
Width1675 mm
Height1250 mm
Dry weight**1120 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 275 GTS – Registry & Videos

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