The Ferrari 275 P2

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Ferrari 275 P2 – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 275 P2

Ferrari 275 P2 – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 275 P2 – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 275 P2 – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 275 P2 – Key Details

Ferrari 275 P2Detail
Launched: 1965
Engine: V12 – Rear Engine
Power: 257 kW (350 hp) at 8500 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: TBC
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 275 P2

FERRRARI 275 P2 – THE HOT STREAK CONTINUES

Although their names are very similar, the Ferrari 275 P2 was much more than a lightly-upgraded 275 P. In starting from the ground up with the design, Ferrari was sending a big message to the entire world. That’s because the 275 P didn’t exactly need much help, being the only car to ever win first place at Le Mans twice. As part of Ferrari’s “P” series of cars, the 275 P2 was a sports prototype racer. These cars were entered in all kinds of historic races such at such storied venues as Monza and the Nürburgring.

IMPROVING A LEGEND

Lower, lighter, and more slippery, the 275 P2 promised even more impressive performance. Oh, and the power was up, too. Thanks to the addition for four camshafts, the V12 from the old 275 now produced 30 additional horses, for a grand total of 350. The aesthetic of the car was quite different as well. While both 275s look like the purpose-built racers they are, the P2’s design takes the original bodywork to the extreme. The somewhat restrained lines of the 275 P are pushed out, giving the P2 a lower, more menacing appearance.

RACING THE FERRARI 275 P2

Like its predecessor, the Ferrari 275 P2 was no stranger to the podium. With the international team of Jean Guichet (France) and Mike Parkes (England) at the wheel, one Ferrari 275 P2 took first place in the 1965 1000km of Monza. It also won the Targa Florio of the same year, with Italians Nino Vaccarella and Lorenzo Bandini in the cockpit. As with the original 275 P, a similar but more powerful version was made alongside the Ferrari 275 P2. Called the 330 P2, that car was equally dominant on the track, taking home top honours at the Nürburgring 1000km.

CONCLUSION

With such incredible success, it’s no wonder Ferrari wasn’t done with their P series after the 275 P2. There would be no less than 5 successive models built through 1973, including some customer-oriented versions like the 365 P2. Today, the Ferrari 275 P2 represents part of Ferrari’s historic 1960’s racing conquest. As such, it ranks as one of the most valuable vehicles on the planet, with one example even being owned by fashion designer and car collector extraordinaire Ralph Lauren.

Ferrari 275 P2 – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 275 P2 – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speedTBC
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement3285 cm3
Max. power output*257 kW (350 hp) at 8500 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length4260 mm
Width1675 mm
Height1040 mm
Dry weight**790 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 275 P2 – Registry & Videos

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