1963 Ferrari 250 LM

The 250 LM is a rear wheel drive Pininfarina designed coupé passenger car with a mid positioned engine, produced by Ferrari. Its 12 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3.3 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 316 bhp (320 PS/236 kW) at 7500 rpm and 313 Nm (231 lbft/31.9 kgm) at 5500 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. The quoted weight at the kerb is 850 kg. The Ferrari 250 LM is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 290 km/h which is 180 mph.

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Ferrari 250 LM -
Ferrari 250 LM
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Key facts

1963 Ferrari 250 LM information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4090 mm
How heavy?
850 kg
What size engine?
3.3 litre, 3286 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
320 PS / 316 bhp / 236 kW @ 7500 rpm
How much torque?
313 Nm / 231 ft.lb / 31.9 kgm @ 5500 rpm
How fast?
290 km/h, 180 mph

Ferrari 250 models

Ferrari 250 GTO -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2953 cm3 300 PS 296 bhp 221 kW 878 kg
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2953 cm3 250 PS 247 bhp 184 kW 1020 kg
Ferrari 250 GT SWB -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2953 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 957 kg
Ferrari 250 GT SWB -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2953 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 957 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2963 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 800 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2953 cm3 250 PS 247 bhp 184 kW 900 kg

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1963 Ferrari 250 LM data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1351 53.2
Track/tread (rear) 1339 52.7
Length 4090 161
Width 1700 66.9
Height 1115 43.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 850 kg 1874
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12 in 60° vee
Capacity 3.3 litre
3286 cc
(200.524 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 58.8 mm
3.03 × 2.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.31
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 320 PS (316 bhp) (236 kW)
at 7500 rpm
Specific output 96.2 bhp/litre
1.58 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 313 Nm (231 ft·lb) (31.9 kgm)
at 5500 rpm
Specific torque 95.25 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system 6 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1197 kPa (173.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 273.83 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 290 km/h (180 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 376.93 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
277.22 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
371.76 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.17 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 3.61 kg/kW
6.03 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 mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.W.
Rear suspension I.CS.W.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID69190
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 44.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 Ferrari 250 LM added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-03-14.