1962 Ferrari 268 SP
This 2,458 cc barchetta was fitted with a single overhead camshaft V8 engine fed by four twin-choke Weber carburettors good for around 250 bhp.
The tubular space-frame featured all-round independent suspension while the bodywork was very similar to the 246 SP’s.
The 268 SP version was also fitted with a V8 engine the displacement of which, with the stroke increased to 71 mm, was upped to 2,650 cc.
Ferrari 268 SP Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1962
|type||rear, longitudinal 90° V8|
|bore/stroke||77 x 66 mm|
|unitary displacement||307.33 cc|
|total displacement||2458.70 cc|
|compression ratio||9.8 : 1|
|maximum power||184 kW (250 hp) at 7400 rpm|
|power per litre||102 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||four Weber 40 IF2C carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, single coil|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|rear suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|front tyres||5.25 x 15|
|rear tyres||6.50 x 15|
|weight||640 kg (dry)|
|top speed||290 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|