1962 Ferrari 248 SP

From 1961 forward, Ferrari focused on building rear-engine sportcars. After a short development period, Carlo Chiti designed three new rear-engined sportcars: the 196SP, 248SP and 268. The 248 SP was built around a new Ferrari V8. With a new crankshaft, displacement was increased resulting in the 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.

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Ferrari 248 SP Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
engine 90 Degree V8
valvetrain SOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2458 cc / 150.0 in³
bore 77 mm / 3.03 in
stroke 66 mm / 2.6 in
compression 9.8:1
power 186.4 kw / 250 bhp @ 7400 rpm
specific output 101.71 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
driven wheels Rear Engine
front brakes Discs
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 870 kg / 1918 lbs
wheelbase Not 2320 mm / Not Available in
front track 1310 mm / Not Available in
rear track 1300 mm / Not Available in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1