1959 Ferrari 250 GT

Ferrari 250 GT is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style styled by Pininfarina with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Its 12 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 237 bhp (240 PS/177 kW) at 7000 rpm and 245 Nm (181 lbft/25 kgm) at 5000 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1277 kg. The Ferrari 250 GT is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 241 km/h (150 mph).

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Key facts

1959 Ferrari 250 GT information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4700 mm
How heavy?
1277 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2953 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
240 PS / 237 bhp / 177 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
245 Nm / 181 ft.lb / 25 kgm @ 5000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8 s
How fast?
241 km/h, 150 mph

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 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 260 PS 256 bhp 191 kW 1080 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2953 cm3 240 PS 237 bhp 177 kW
1959 Ferrari 250 GT data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2600 mm 102.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1353 mm 53.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1346 mm 53 inches
Length 4700 mm 185 inches
Width 1702 mm 67 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1277 kg 2815 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 100 litres 22 UK Gal 26.4 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
(Gross)
240 PS (237 bhp) (177 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
80.3 bhp/litre
1.32 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
245 Nm (181 ft·lb) (25 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
82.97 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 3 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1042.6 kPa (151.2 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) 6.2 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 241 km/h (150 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 188.17 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
138.4 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
185.59 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.23 kg/kW
12.07 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 3.500
Turning circle 10.00 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.00
general
Carfolio.com ID68783
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Ferrari 250 GT added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-03-14.