1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione
At least two prototypes of this model were built in 1965.
The story goes that the bodywork, created as always by Pininfarina, was supposed to have been for the new berlinetta.
However, Enzo Ferrari scotched the proposal and the cars already built were initially put into storage.
They were later reworked and lightened to make them more suitable for racing and went on to take part in the Targa Florio, the 1000 km at the Nürburgring and the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1965.
The latter was a truly tough race and the Ecurie Francorchamps car, with Willy Mairesse and “Beurlys” (the pseudonym of millionaire Jean Blaton), came home third overall behind two 250 LMs and also took first in the GT class.
In 1966, a small series was built for customers which featured the same bodywork as the production model.
Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1965
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||77 x 58.8 mm|
|unitary displacement||273.81 cc|
|total displacement||3285.72 cc|
|compression ratio||9.5 : 1|
|maximum power||221 kW (300 hp) at 7600 rpm|
|power per litre||91 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||six Weber 40 DCN/2 carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two coils|
|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, anti-roll bar|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and roller|
|fuel tank||capacity 140 litres|
|front tyres||5.50 or 6.00 x 15|
|rear tyres||6.50 or 7.00 x 15|
|front track||1377 mm|
|rear track||1426 mm|
|weight||980 kg (dry)|
|top speed||282 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|