There is a saying in the world of cars… “Road cars are almost as bad at being race cars as races cars are at being road cars”. What we have is one striking Ferrari 250 that is an exception to this rule because it did both, and it did both in a beautiful manner.
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta could take on any circuit and battle it out for a win with just a few minor touch ups like colder spark plugs, racing tyres and a roll bar. Giotto Bizzarrini, Carlo Chiti, and Mauro Forghieri were the three brains behind the design and development of the classic 250 Ferrari GT SWB Berlinetta.
The car happens to be considered as one of the most important GT racers of its time, unveiled in Paris in the October of 1959, the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB used a short wheelbase for better handling. This wheelbase made it the ideal road racer and quickly started selling and racing. The GT class of the 1961 Constructor’s Championship.
Disc brakes were a first on Ferrari 250 GT, and the combination of low weight, high power, and well-sorted suspension made it competitive. In the year of 2004, Sports Car International placed the Ferrari 250 GT SWB seventh on a list of top sports cars of 1960, and Motor Trends Classic placed it fifth on a list of the ten “Greatest Ferraris of all time”.
Facts For The Ferrari 250:
- 2-door coupe body type
- RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4 speed gearbox
- Petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 2953 cm3 / 179.3 cui, advertised power: 206 kW / 280 PS (max), Torque net: 275 Nm / 203 lb-ft
- Characteristic dimensions: outside length 4150 mm / 163.4 in, wheelbase: 2400 mm / 94.5 in
- Reference weights: estimated curb weight: 1100kg /2420 lbs
- How fast is this car? Top speed 268 km/h
- Accelerations: 0-60 mph 5.7 s; 0-100 km/h 6 s
- Fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c: 16.8 /100km / 16.8 mpg
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is a classic vehicle that will forever remain as a favourite for all car lovers out there. All of the vehicle’s amazing attributes make it the iconic racing car and road car it has come to be known as. This is certainly an unforgettable automotive model that will go down in history. For more on the model visit the Ferrari website: https://www.ferrari.com/en-AU