Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 1-Louvre 

  • built in Italy
  • 1958-1959
  • 260 HP 3.0L
  • 150 mph
 
By 1958, Ferrari had essentially perfected their endurance racing car and produced an additional 38 to the 1-louvre specification.
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The interior could also be trimmed in leather or plastic.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 1-Louvre

0-60mph

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 1-Louvre
5.2 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 1-Louvre
150 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 1-Louvre

Number built

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 1-Louvre
38 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 1-Louvre
260 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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All the 1-louvre cars used the Tipo 128D motor which had minor revisions to the block, timing chain casing, stronger connecting rods and twin Marelli distributors.
By 1958, Ferrari had essentially perfected their endurance racing car and produced an additional 38 to the 1-louvre specification.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1958-1959
Number built 38 cars

design

Chief designer Pinin Farina

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.48:1
  2. 2: 1.64:1
  3. 3: 1.23:1
  4. 4: 1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown
Front wheels 406/? 127
Rear wheels 406/? 127

road tests

Top speed 150 mph
0-60mph 5.2 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 260 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM

engine

Displacement 2,953 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 2.87 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,359 lb
Front track width 53.3 in
Wheelbase 102.36 in
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