250 MM

Two versions of the 250 Sport-derived 250 MM were built: a Pininfarina berlinetta, which hailed in a whole new era in design, and a barchetta by Vignale. Significant improvements had been made to both the engine and the suspensions with the addition of Houdaille shocks. Although the gearbox was designed with only four synchronised gears, the car was much easier to handle (the gears were much easier to change?). In addition to victories on its home turf, the 250 MM also scored some early successes in the States with Phil Hill at the wheel.

Ferrari 250 MM - 1953

Accurate selection of the best shots of the 250 MM in high definition. The photo gallery shows the distinctive features of this model Ferrari in 1953, focusing on the details and the most important parts.


V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 73 x 58.8 mm
Unitary displacement 246.10 cc
Total displacement 2953.21 cc
Compression ratio 9 : 1
Maximum power 176 kW (240 hp) at 7200 rpm
Power per litre 81 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 36 IF/4C carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 150 litres
Front tyres 6.00 x 16
Rear tyres 6.00 x 16
Type two-seater berlinetta, spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front track 1300 mm
Rear track 1320 mm
Weight 900 kg (dry, berlinetta)
Top speed 250 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -