Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO is the name of a Homologationsmodells of Ferrari racing in the GT class.

With the characteristic semi-circular air intakes in the front, which should improve the cooling of the V12 engine under the hood tight, part of the Ferrari 250 GTO for many lovers of the most beautiful Ferraris ever. However, there are still other versions.

The 39 produced sports car ( 1962-1964 ), all of which are preserved to this day, are among the most valuable vehicles ever. The market value is at least 14 million euros. 2012 copies were sold for U.S. $ 32 and 35 million, which represented both current price records for vehicles.

Evolution of the 250 GTO ( 1961-1964 )

The basis for the 250 GTO was the model 250 GT SWB, SWB stand for "short wheelbase " ( short wheelbase ). The letters GTO stood for " Gran Turismo Omologato ", ie a homologated for racing series. The 250 GTO was developed for use in the Gran Turismo category. The 250 in the model designation stands for the cylinder capacity in milliliters per cylinder.

The body modifications with respect to the underlying 250 SWB was developed by Bizzarrini in the wind tunnel. The most striking change was the completely redesigned front. The rear fenders were wider and longer, as is the rear overhang. Unlike the first prototype of all later copies were given a riveted trailing edge in the form of a spoiler, which in those days was an aerodynamic novelty.

Although the rear rigid axle of the 250 GT SWB had to be retained, but has been optimized with parallel trailing arms and a Watt's link for stabilization. As the Colombo V12 engine was used with 3 -liter displacement and dry sump lubrication, thus the hood could be kept very flat. Due to its 300 hp and good aerodynamics reached the GTO on long straights up to 280 km / h and he was very successful in racing and won in 1962 and 1963, the GT World Championship.

The results of the GTO were impressive, there were victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Targa Florio, the 1000 km of Spa- Francorchamps and Le Mans, where 1962 and 1963 also was second and won the GT championship.


Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari 330 GTO Series I and

In the years 1962 and 1963, 32 specimens of the so-called series I were prepared, whose body origin to the 250 SWB came from. 29 of which were 250 GTO with three liters. Three, however, had a 4- liter engine with 3967 cc and 390 hp at 7000 rpm. They recognized the large, enclosed bulge on the hood.

Ferrari 250 GTO Series II ( '64 GTO )

For the 1964 season, three all-new vehicles have been built, the roof of which came from the 250LM. Also nose and tail have been extensively reworked and they were wider rims and tires. Four other series -I vehicles was rekarossiert on Series II.

Technical data ( GTO 3-liter )

  • Engine: V12 60 °, front mounted, dry sump lubrication, engine block made ​​of cast aluminum with cast iron cylinder liners
  • Compression ratio: 9.8: 1
  • Bore / Stroke: 73 mm x 58.8 mm
  • Displacement: 2953 cm ³
  • Power: 221 kW ( 300 hp) at 7400/min
  • Max.Drehmoment: 343 Nm at 5500 rpm
  • Carburetor: 6 Weber twin carburettors 38 DCN
  • Transmission: Five -speed manual, single- clutch
  • Chassis: Tubular steel frame
  • Wheels: Borrani spoke wheels 15 "
  • Dimensions: ( LxWxH): 4325 mm x 1600 mm x 1210 mm; Wheelbase 2400 mm
  • Dry Weight: 880 kg
  • Suspension: double wishbones and coil springs in front; Rigid axle semi-elliptic springs with, and Watt's link rear trailing arms
  • Steering: worm and roller
  • Brakes: hydraulic disc brakes front and rear
  • Body: aluminum construction (Coupe )
  • Maximum speed: between 208 km / h ( rear axle 7 × 34 ) and 280 km / h ( rear axle 9 × 32)

Chassis numbers

Between 3223GT and 5575GT; including 330 GTO: 4561GT, 3765GT, 3673GT; GTO'64: 3729GT, 3589GT, 3869GT, 3647GT, 4399GT, 3505GT, 4491GT (only the last three are "real" 64 -pack)