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 byRichard Owen
engine90 Degree V8
valvetrainSOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement2458 cc / 150.0 in³
bore77 mm / 3.03 in
stroke66 mm / 2.6 in
compression9.8:1
power186.4 kw / 250 bhp @ 7400 rpm
specific output101.71 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
driven wheelsRear Engine
front brakesDiscs
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
curb weight870 kg / 1918 lbs
wheelbaseNot 2320 mm / Not Available in
front track1310 mm / Not Available in
rear track1300 mm / Not Available in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1