Monday, 15 December 2014

Ferrari 250 Gt Series History

Ferrari has produced a great path of GT high-performance cars for long-distance racing. It featured the 3-liter V-12 with a luminosity alloy purpose and block, and a 8.5-to-1 compression ratio and triple Weber carburetors. The engine developed 220 horsepower. A four-speed volume transmission matched the engine, and the brakes were all drums. The Europa GT sat on a enlarged, 102.4-inch wheelbase, and weighed dependable 2,314 pounds.

250 Europa GT

The 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT was the aboriginal, and not expressly finest down pat of the GTs. It derived from the 250 Europa, on the other hand Italian coach-builder Pinin Farina succeeding restyled the former's protest. The Ferrari 250 GT was a grand-tour, two-seat sports machine that came either as a coupe or 2+2 fastback. The GTs competed in the 1950s and early 1960s at such races as the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Day and night of LeMans. Gobs interpretations and constructions of this vehivle generally varied from unit to unit, production Everyone 250 GT in reality individual. The short and high wheelbase 250 GTs featured a 3-liter V-12 engine. Its top quickness was 143 mph.

250 GT Boano

The 1956 to 1957 250 GT Boano was a course vehivle rather than one designed to compete on the racetrack. It differed from many 250 GT coupes owing to Boano coach-builders styled the protest instead of Pinin Farina. A slightly higher compression ratio of 8.8-to-1 gave the 250 GT Boano's V-12 a boost in horsepower to 240. The wheelbase and body dimensions were very similar to the 250 Europa GT, but it outperformed the Europa by clocking zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 157 mph.

250 GT Berlinetta

Enzo Ferrari determined that the 250 GT would handle better if it was lighter and had a shorter wheelbase. Increasing the V-12's horsepower and combining it with a lightweight frame and a 94.5-inch wheelbase made the 1959 250 GT Berlinetta a formidable machine. Strictly a race car, the Berlinetta was produced until 1962. The V-12 generated 275 horsepower and featured six twin-choke Weber carburetors. It also featured all-wheel disc brakes. It won the 1960 Tourist Trophy, 1960 Tour de France and the 1960 24 Hours of LeMans.

250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina

The 1957 to 1959 long-wheelbase 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina did not possess the disc brakes of the Berlinetta, but featured all-wheel drums. Some later versions of the Cabriolet got the discs that made handling more sure-footed. Ferrari only produced 40 units during its three-year production run. The V-12 was unchanged from its siblings and generated 240 horsepower, with an 8.5-to-1 compression ratio. Like most 250 GTS, it featured a double-wishbone front suspension with coil springs, Houdaille shocks and anti-sway bar. The rear suspension consisted of a solid live axle, twin trailing arms, Houdaille shocks and semi-elliptic leaf springs. It was rather heavy at 2,855 pounds, with its 102.4-inch wheelbase, which accounted for its so-so zero-to-60-mph clocking at 7.1 seconds.

250 GT California Spyder

The short-wheelbase 250 GT California Spyder gained latter-day fame for its appearance in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and was a favorite among U.S. distributors from 1958 to 1963. It featured all-wheel disc brakes, a 94.5-inch wheelbase and a 250-horsepower V-12. It could reach 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 145 mph.