Ferrari 250 California Spyder Competizione 

  • built in Italy
  • 1958-1960
  • 270 HP 3.0L
  • 145 mph
 
Furthermore Ferrari upgraded the engine specification and fitted a large fuel tank with quick-release filler on the trunk.
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They have the seduction of a road-ready spyder and the performance of a Le Mans contender.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 California Spyder Competizione

0-60mph

250 California Spyder Competizione
6.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

250 California Spyder Competizione
145 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 California Spyder Competizione

Number built

250 California Spyder Competizione
9 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

250 California Spyder Competizione
270 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

In this case, Ferrari kept the same sexy shape of the California Spyder, but made the body out of light-gauge aluminum instead of steel.
Furthermore Ferrari upgraded the engine specification and fitted a large fuel tank with quick-release filler on the trunk.
As such, it was ordered with Testa Rossa features such as the disc brakes, high-compression engine, 40DCL6 Weber carburettors and Dunlop racing tires.
Bob Grossman and Fernand Tavano took the model's most coveted victory at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1451GT.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1958-1960
Number built 9 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 270 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,953 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Bore/stroke 2.87 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 145 mph
0-60mph 6.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.54:1
  2. 2: 1.7:1
  3. 3: 1.26:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 4.86:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,040 lb
Width 67.7 in
Height 53.9 in
Length 165.4 in
Front track width 54.3 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in
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