Ferrari 250 S - 1952


250 S


Based yet again on the designs of Gioachino Colombo developed Aurelio Lampredi, the V12 Ferrari was a three-litre with coachwork by Vignale and Touring. Nineteen fifty-two proved a great year for Ferrari with Bracco delivering a magnificent performance on the Passo della Futa to win the 1952 Mille Miglia and Ascari turning in the fastest circuit at Le Mans.The constant improvements made to the 250 Sport over its racing career eventually led to the building of the 250MM.


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 169 kW (230 hp) at 7500 rpm
Power per litre 78 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 36 DCF carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch single-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 150 litres
Front tyres 5.50 x 16
Rear tyres 6.00 x 16
Type two-seater berlinetta
Length 3800 mm
Width 1570 mm
Height 1400 mm
Wheelbase 2250 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Weight 850 kg (dry)
Top speed 250 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -