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Overview

Ferrari 248 SP - 1962

1962

248 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.

Specifications

V8 Engine

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
Maximum torque -
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
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate
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
Brakes discs
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering rack-and-pinion
Fuel tank -
Front tyres 5.25 x 15
Rear tyres 6.50 x 15
Type two-seater spider
Length 4060 mm
Width 1480 mm
Height 970 mm
Wheelbase 2320 mm
Front track -
Rear track -
Weight 640 kg (dry)
Top speed 290 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -