1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 

  • built in Italy
  • 1958
  • 300 HP 3.0L
  • 161 mph
The drum brakes or 250 engine were indeed old technology compared to the disc brakes and DOHC setups that were available.
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But, the 250 Testa Rossa was really much more than the combination of existing engineering.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa


250 Testa Rossa
6 s
2.7 s

Top speed

250 Testa Rossa
161 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Number built

250 Testa Rossa
20 cars
300 cars


250 Testa Rossa
300 HP
987 HP

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Having a single cylinder displacement of 250cc and bright red valve covers, it's this potent engine which the car is named after.
Also, compared other cars of the era, the Testa Rossa chassis was made more bulky to take on many of the ditches and walls which these cars met.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1958
Highest auction price 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Recreation, $341k, April 2007
Number built 20 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 300 HP @ 7,200 RPM
Maximum torque 281 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,953 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 2.87 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,750 lb
Width 60 in
Height 38 in
Length 155.9 in
Front track width 51.5 in
Ground clearance 5 in
Wheelbase 88.6 in

road tests

Top speed 161 mph
0-60mph 6 s


Chief designer Scaglietti & C.


Drivetrain RWD w/ZF Limited Slip Differential
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 4:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 140
Rear wheels 406/? 140
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