Ferrari 330 P (Prototype)

The versatile four-litre V12 made its first appearance in 1964 in the sports-prototypes following the three-litre 250 and 3.3-litre 275 versions. The new engine’s power would be constantly increased with each new version. It passed its reliability tests, bringing both wins and good placings for non-works teams in close contact with Ferrari such as NART (North American Racing Team) and Maranello Concessionaires car from the UK, Driven by Graham Hill (pictured above)

The 330 P was a development of the sports-racing version of the 400 SA, which had already been successfully tried out in the 330 TRI and a few GTO models.

At the end of the 1964 season, it scored another two victories: one in the Paris 1000 km at Monthléry and the other in the Trofeo Bettoia at Monza.

Ferrari 330 P

Year of Manufacture – 1963

Engine-

Type rear, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 77 x 71 mm
Unitary displacement 330.62 cc
Total displacement 3967.44 cc
Compression ratio 9.8 : 1
Maximum power 272 kW (370 hp) at 7200 rpm
Power per litre 93 hp/l
Maximum torque
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed six Weber 38 DCN carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate

Chassis

Frame tubular steel
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
Brakes discs
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering rack-and-pinion
Fuel tank capacity 130 litres
Front tyres 6.00 x 15
Rear tyres 7.25 x 15

Body

Type two-seater spider
Length 4160 mm
Width 1675 mm
Height 1055 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front track 1350 mm
Rear track 1340 mm
Weight 785 kg (dry)

Ferrari 330 P Servicing