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Overview

1965

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.

Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione - 1965
Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione - 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.

Accurate selection of the best shots of the 275 GTB Competizione in high definition. The photo gallery shows the distinctive features of this model Ferrari in 1965, focusing on the details and the most important parts.

Specifications

V12 Engine

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
Maximum torque -
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
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch single-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, anti-roll bar
Brakes discs
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
Type two-seater berlinetta
Length 4300 mm
Width 1700 mm
Height 1160 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front track 1377 mm
Rear track 1426 mm
Weight 980 kg (dry)
Top speed 282 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -