The Ferrari 275 S

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Ferrari 275 S – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 275 S

Ferrari 275 S – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 275 S – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 275 S – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 275 S – Key Details

Ferrari 275 SDetail
Launched: 1950
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 199 kW (270 hp) at 7200 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 240 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 S

FERRARI 275 S – NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT

Before we can understand just how radical the Ferrari 275 S was, we must first discuss some history. Up until 1950, when the model debuted, Ferrari had been using relatively small Colombo V12s. Those 1.5 to 2.4-litre engines only had small, sports car bodies to lug around, so they didn’t need tons of power. Not only was the 275 S’s engine larger, at 3.3 litres, but it was also a new Lampredi design. Compared to the 130bhp from the 195 S’s 2.4-litre Colombo, the 270bhp developed by the 275 S was simply stunning. With only 850kg to carry around, the Ferrari 275 S was practically a rocket ship. While that may sound like the perfect recipe for a world-conquering race car, the 275 S would have only mixed success in its racing career.

THE FERRARI 275 S GOES RACING

Ferrari entered two of these powerful new models into the 1950 Mille Miglia race. Spirits had to have been high with the new 3.3-litre engine under the bonnet. That prodigious power ended up being the car’s undoing, however, as both cars suffered transmission failure during the race. It seems the gearboxes simply couldn’t handle that much power. Luckily for Ferrari, its 195 S entries secured first and second place in the same race. Two months later, Ferrari was ready to trot out the 275 S once more; this time in the Belgian Grand Prix. With Alberto Ascari at the wheel, the 275 S fared much better this go ‘round, taking home 5th place. Ascari manged to take the lead near the end of the race, but the thirsty V12 foiled his race.  After Ascari’s pit stop, Juan Manuel Fangio took the lead in his Alfa Romeo 158.

LEGACY

Luckily, the unimpressive race results achieved by the Ferrari 275 S didn’t dissuade the company from using large V12s. Next in line for the big engine treatment was the 340 America, which used a 4.1-litre Lampredi engine. Being a grand tourer, that model’s output was tuned down to 220bhp, making it a kinder vehicle to both driver and gearbox.

Ferrari 275 S – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 275 S – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed149 mph / 240 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement3322 cm3
Max. power output*199 kW (270 hp) at 7200 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**850 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 275 S – Registry & Videos

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