Ferrari 250 Sport 

  • built in Italy
  • 1952
  • 230 HP 3.0L
  • 155 mph
For Le Mans the car was fitted with rear fender scoops to cool the differential and small rear wheel flares to satisfy the regulations.
The 250 Sport was largely based on the 225 Sport and both models were an evolution of the 212 Export racing models with slightly larger engines.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 250 Sport

Top speed

250 Sport
155 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 Sport

Number built

250 Sport
1 car
300 cars


250 Sport
230 HP
987 HP

In The News From around the web


Ferrari 250 Sport
The engine was enlarged from a bore of 70 to 73mm and this model became the first in a successful series of Ferrari 250s.
”2 He beat the lap record at an average speed of 107.59 mph, but failed just three hours into the race with clutch problems.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1952
Number built 1 car


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,874 lb
Front track width 50.3 in
Wheelbase 88.6 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.15 lb/hp
Maximum hp 230 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,953 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 2.9 in / 2.3 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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