Ferrari 250 GT ‘SEFAC Hot Rod’ 

  • built in Italy
  • 1961-1963
  • 295 HP 3.0L
  • 160 mph
Even with the standard 4-Speed mandated by homologation, the Hot Rods could reach 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds and had a top speed of 160 mph down the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.
Based on the Testa Rossa, the SEFAC Hot Rods exclusively received the Tipo 168B/61 engine with Testa Rossa cylinder heads, high lift tipo 130 camshafts, larger intake tracts and two-piece large diameter exhaust headers.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘SEFAC Hot Rod’


250 GT ‘SEFAC Hot Rod’
5 s
Venom GT
2.5 s
2.7 s

Top speed

250 GT ‘SEFAC Hot Rod’
160 mph
Venom GT
270 mph
Agera R
260 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘SEFAC Hot Rod’


250 GT ‘SEFAC Hot Rod’
295 HP
Venom GT
1,200 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP

Engine size

250 GT ‘SEFAC Hot Rod’
2,953 cc
7,993 cc

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While specification varied slightly from car to car, most SEFAC Hot Rods featured the lighter Tipo 539/61 chassis and more powerful Testa Rossa-spec engine.
On the track, these cars racked up considerable wins including a first in class at the 1961 LeMans as well as outright victories in the 1961 Targa Florio and RAC Tourist Trouphy.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1961-1963


Chief designer Pininfarina


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

road tests

Top speed 160 mph
0-60mph 5 s

power & handling

Maximum hp 295 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,953 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 2.9 in / 2.3 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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