Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 14-Louvre 

  • built in Italy
  • 1956-1957
  • 240 HP 3.0L
  • 150 mph
For the 1957 season Ferrari revised their 250 GT Berlinetta including a new body design that had 14 distinct louvres on the rear sail panel.
Driving his own 14-Louvre Berlinetta, Olivier Gendebien won the 1957 Tour de France with codriver Lucien Bianchi.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 14-Louvre


250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 14-Louvre
5.2 s
2.7 s

Top speed

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 14-Louvre
150 mph
253 mph
220 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 14-Louvre

Number built

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 14-Louvre
9 cars
300 cars
4 cars


250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 14-Louvre
240 HP
987 HP
750 HP

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These 14-Louvre cars also had a lower front noses, a more distinct rear fender line, a large cold air induction scoop, and a flat rear window compared the wrap-around version used on the earlier cars.
The model was thereafter known as the Tour de France in honor of this victory.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1956-1957
Number built 9 cars


Chief designer Pinin Farina


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 9.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 240 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM


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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