1956 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France', 1958 MY

The Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France' is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine located in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell designed by Scaglietti. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, single overhead camshaft 12 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 256 bhp (260 PS/191 kW) of power at 7000 rpm, and maximum torque of 264 N·m (195 lb·ft/26.9 kgm) at 5000 rpm. Lubrication is of the dry sump-type. A 4 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the wheels. The stated weight at the kerb is 1080 kg.

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1956 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France', 1958 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4394 mm
How heavy?
1080 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2953 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
260 PS / 256 bhp / 191 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
264 Nm / 195 ft.lb / 26.9 kgm @ 5000 rpm

Ferrari 250 models

Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2953 cm3 250 PS 247 bhp 184 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2953 cm3 240 PS 237 bhp 177 kW 1277 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2953 cm3 260 PS 256 bhp 191 kW 1315 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2953 cm3 240 PS 237 bhp 177 kW 1225 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2953 cm3 240 PS 237 bhp 177 kW
1956 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France' data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerScaglietti
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2600 mm 102.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1354 mm 53.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1349 mm 53.1 inches
Length 4394 mm 173 inches
Width 1650 mm 65 inches
Height 1280 mm 50.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1080 kg 2381 lb
Weight distribution 49 % front
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12
Capacity 3 litre
2953 cc
(180.203 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 73 × 58.8 mm
2.87 × 2.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.24
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 260 PS (256 bhp) (191 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output 86.7 bhp/litre
1.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 264 Nm (195 ft·lb) (26.9 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque 89.4 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 3 Weber 36 DCL3 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1123.4 kPa (162.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 246.08 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 240.33 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
176.76 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
237.04 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.66 kg/kW
9.45 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½ x 16
Wheel size rear 5½ x 16
Tyres front 6.00L x 16
Tyres rear 6.00L x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 360 mm
Rear brake diameter 360 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.86
general
Carfolio.com ID321926
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France' added 2013-03-14.
Last modified 2013-03-14.