1962 Ferrari 268 SP


1962 Ferrari 268 SP

1962 Ferrari 268 SP

From 1961 forward, Ferrari focused on building rear-engine sports cars. After a short development period of the 246, Carlo Chiti designed three new rear-engined sports cars: the 196SP, 248SP and 286. The 248 SP was built around a new Ferrari V8. With a new crankshaft, displacement was increased resulting in the 268 SP.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atItaly
engine90 Degree
valvetrainSOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement2644 cc / 161.3 in³
bore77 mm / 3.03 in
stroke71 mm / 2.8 in
compression9.6:1
power197.6 kw / 265.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output100.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight401.52 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsRear Engine / RWD
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
curb weight660 kg / 1455 lbs
wheelbase2320 mm / 91.3 in
front track1310 mm / 51.6 in
rear track1300 mm / 51.2 in
transmission5-Speed Manual