The Ferrari 250 GTO Is Remembered As More Of An Engine Than A Car

Engine Specifications

The Ferrari 250 GT featured a 3 liter V12 engine. It was fitted in strong and simple steel frames which were suspended by the wishbones with the help of just a single leaf spring on the front and a live axle in the rear. Most of the 205 GTO engines produced an output of about 290 to 300 horsepower which peaked at about 7500 r.p.m. They also featured a 5 speed manual transmission (something that was unheard of in the 1960’s). 


One of the major drawbacks of the Ferrari GTO was its interiors. They could be best described as minimal. Most of the interior portion was featured a gold paint. Unlocking from inside was with the help of a very simple mechanism. Apart from the basic stuff, there was nothing much about the interiors to talk about. However, the amazing looks and the even greater performance more than made up for what it lacked. 

The Review

The Ferrari 250 GTO may perhaps have been the last car which could compete in international level races as well do normal road duty. It was also most definitely the last front engine car which was able to compete at such high levels. In the late 70’s and 80’s, the value of the GTO also rose tremendously as it became every collectors dream. 

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