Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre 

  • built in Italy
  • 1957-1958
  • 240 HP 3.0L
  • 150 mph
In the spring of 1957 Ferrari revised their ‘Tour de France’ Berlinetta with a new body that included 3-louvres on the rear sail panel.
Mechanical changes included a new Fichtel & Sachs clutch, slightly harsher springing and a larger 136 liter fuel tank.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre


250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre
5.2 s
2.7 s

Top speed

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre
150 mph
253 mph
220 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre

Number built

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre
18 cars
300 cars
4 cars


250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre
240 HP
987 HP
750 HP

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Also new to the design were covered headlights that were mounted higher and further back into the fenders and rear fender which were more pronounced and finished with the taillights.
Along with the new headlights, the 3-Louvre got optional full-width bumpers which were sometimes mounted with fog lights.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1957-1958
Number built 18 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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