1965 Ferrari 365 P2


1965 Ferrari 365 P2

1965 Ferrari 365 P2

At the time, the 365 P2 was the ultimate version of the Ferrari 250LM³. It shared the car’s basic spaceframe chassis and overall shape. From year to year, the body design was upgraded. Regulations in 1965 meant that the front windscreen had to be unnecessarily tall and gave the P2 Ferraris a distinct appearance.

Raced alongside the 330 P2, the 365 P2 featured a 4.4-liter version of Ferrari’s V12. The car was basically intended for the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans where two cars were entered by Maranello Concessionaires and the North American Racing Team (NART).

During the race, the #18 NART of car placed 7th overall while the Maranello Concessionaires car failed with ignition problems. They were both beaten by the much inferior Ferrari 250 LM.

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1965 Ferrari 365 P2

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atMaranello, Italy
engineV12
valvetrainSOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement4390 cc / 267.9 in³
bore81 mm / 3.19 in
stroke71 mm / 2.8 in
compression9.5:1
power283.4 kw / 380 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output86.56 bhp per litre
bhp/weight447.06 bhp per tonne
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
curb weight850 kg / 1874 lbs
wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track1400 mm / 55.1 in
rear track1370 mm / 53.9 in