Ferrari 250 TR59 

  • 1959
  • 306 HP 3.0L
After Peter Collin's fitted a set to his 250 GT and Mike Hawthorn successfully raced with them at the Italian Grand Prix, they were added to the TR59 along with Dunlop R5 tires.
The suspension was also adjusted, but neither the dry-sump nor suspension helped Ferrari at Goodwood.

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 250 TR59


250 TR59
306 HP
987 HP
750 HP


250 TR59
281 ft-lb
922 ft-lb

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Ferrari 250 TR59
The engine retained the same overall architecture as before, but new coil springs replaced the hairpin type and offered a redline of 8800 rpm.
While Ferrari won the opening Sebring Round with a one-two finish, the following Targa Florio, Nurburgring and Le Mans were failures and mostly retirements.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1959


Drivetrain RWD w/Limited-Slip Differential
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 140
Rear wheels 406/? 152

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,635 lb
Width 60 in
Height 38 in
Length 155.9 in
Front track width 51.5 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.34 lb/hp
Maximum hp 306 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 281 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,953 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 2.87 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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