CMC Ferrari 250 GTO, 1000km Paris Monthery, P.+R. Rodriguez, #1
The 250 GTO from the 1960s exerts a very special fascination on Ferrari fans. With it, the Scuderia succeeded in creating the racing car of the century, which still enjoys cult status today – because of its many sporting successes as well as its timeless elegance.
The 250 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) was the evolution of the 250 GT series into a competition car in the Gran Turismo category. A road-legal racing car was created, with which the drivers often traveled to their races on their own. The basis for the 250 GTO was the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB model. The 250 stands for displacement in cubic centimeters per cylinder. Ferrari presented the vehicle for the first time as part of the annual press conference in January 1962 in Maranello.
The development of the GTO ran under Giotto Bizzarrini and was carried out at Scaglietti, where almost all vehicles were later built. What was new compared to the 250 GT Berlinetta “SWB” was the completely redesigned front end. The rear fenders got wider and longer, as did the rear. In contrast to the first prototype, all later examples received a riveted spoiler at the rear, which was an aerodynamic innovation at the time. Never before has so much effort been put into the aerodynamic design of a GT racing car.
The rear rigid axle of the 250 GT Berlinetta “SWB” was retained, but no longer guided by the leaf springs, but on parallel trailing arms and a Watt linkage. The proven Tipo 168/62 3.0 L V12 from the 250 Testa Rossa was carried over.. The interior of the 250 GTO is extremely spartan – a tribute to low weight, which in connection with almost 300 hp and low air resistance makes the GTO to go up to 280 km/h.
The successes of the 250 GTO were impressive, there were victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Targa-Florio, the 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps and at Le Mans, where they also finished second in 1962 and 1963 and won the GT classification.
- Hand-crafted metal precision model as left-hand drive from 1838 individual parts
- Authentic recreation of the Monthlery, Paris winner October 1962
- Functional engine hood, equipped with a supporting rod, quick release locks, and leather belt fastening
- Functional doors with sliding windows
- Trunk lid has a supporting rod and opens to reveal a spare wheel
- Rear fuel tank filler with a flip-open cover
- Perfectly-wired wheels with a light alloy rim, and removable Borrani central locking nuts (with side-dependent right- and left-hand threads)
- Highly detailed 12-cylinder V-type engine, complete with all aggregates, pipes and cabling
- Meticulous replication of the interior, with roll cage and safety belts. Seats upholstered in textile covers with leather trimmings
- Well-integrated dashboard with a full array of instruments and controls
- Elaborate undercarriage, front and rear suspensions, oil and fuel tank (all made of stainless steel), and racing-style tailpipe of the exhaust system.
- Detachable stainless-steel bottom plate
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- Two-seater coupé body (Berlinetta) made of aluminum
- 12-cylinder V-engine with a 60⁰ cylinder angle
- Dry sump lubrication
|Bore x stroke:||73 x 58.8 mm|
|Compression:||9.8 : 1|
|Maximum output:||300 hp at 7,500 rpm|
|Top speed:||Approx. 280km/h|
|Mixture preparation:||6x Weber 38 DCN-dual carburetor|
|Transmission:||Synchronized 5-speed manual rear-wheel drive|
|Suspension:||Front independent suspension on trapezoidal whishbones with coil springs; rear rigid axle with longitudinal leaf springs, Koni shock absorbers, and Watt linkage|
|Track front/rear:||1,354 (1,351) / 1,350 (1,346) mm|
|Vehicle length / wide / height:||4,325 / 1,600 / 1,210 mm|
|Curb weight:||Approx. 900 kg|
|Construction period / quantity:||1962-1964 / 36 pcs. + 3 units with a 4-liter-engine|
Special feature: Covers for the three air-intakes above the radiator grille are removable and lockable.
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