Ferrari 250 GTO 

  • built in Italy
  • 1962-1963
  • 296 HP 3.0L
  • 158 mph
Since the 250 GTO is the Ferrari which has achieved the most acclaim, its history and details are worth investigating.
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At this level of performance, style and pedigree, it shouldn't be surprising that the 250 GTO is currently one of the most expensive cars in the world.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 GTO

0-60mph

250 GTO
6.1 s
McLaren F1
3.2 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

250 GTO
158 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph
Ferrari F40
201 mph

0-100mph

250 GTO
13.1 s
McLaren F1
6.3 s

1/4 mile

250 GTO
13.5 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s
Ferrari F40
11.3 s

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 GTO

Number built

250 GTO
36 cars
288 GTO
277 cars
250 GTO ’64
6 cars

Horsepower

250 GTO
296 HP
McLaren F1
627 HP
Corvette Z06
500 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web

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Dec

Ferrari 250 GTO

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“Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines” is an oft repeated quote from Enzo Ferrari and one which he probably regretted when considering cars like the 250 GTO.
1960s racing was not about preservation: some cars lost their original engines and aluminum bodies long ago, which makes the few correct cars even more valuable.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1962-1963
Number built 36 cars

design

Chief designer Giotto Bizzarrini
Body style Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/ZF Limited Slip
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.94:1
  2. 2: 1.98:1
  3. 3: 1.45:1
  4. 4: 1.17:1
  5. 5: 1:1
Axle ratio 4.25:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 152
Rear wheels 381/? 165

road tests

Top speed 158 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s
0-60mph 6.1 s
0-100mph 13.1 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 296 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 217 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,400 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system recirculatingball

engine

Displacement 2,953 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.7:1
Bore/stroke 2.87 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,094 lb
Width 65.9 in
Height 49 in
Length 173.2 in
Front track width 53.2 in
Wheelbase 94.4 in
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