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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 by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Maranello, Italy
engine V12
valvetrain SOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 4390 cc / 267.9 in³
bore 81 mm / 3.19 in
stroke 71 mm / 2.8 in
compression 9.5:1
power 283.4 kw / 380 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 86.56 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 447.06 bhp per tonne
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
curb weight 850 kg / 1874 lbs
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1400 mm / 55.1 in
rear track 1370 mm / 53.9 in