268 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.

Ferrari 268 SP - 1962


V8 Engine

Type rear, longitudinal 90° V8
Bore/stroke 77 x 71 mm
Unitary displacement 330.62 cc
Total displacement 2644.96 cc
Compression ratio 9.8 : 1
Maximum power 195 kW (265 hp) at 7000 rpm
Power per litre 100 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft 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 capacity 130 litres
Front tyres 5.50 x 15
Rear tyres 7.00 x 15
Type two-seater spider
Length 4060 mm
Width 1480 mm
Height 970 mm
Wheelbase 2320 mm
Front track 1200 mm
Rear track 1200 mm
Weight 660 kg (dry)
Top speed -
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -