Ferrari 275 GTB4

1966

  • As the model's technical high-point and culmination, the GTB/4 benefited from competitively proven developments and represents a milestone in the constructor's history.
  • This was the first road legal Ferrari to have dual cam-shafts per line of cylinders, fed with six twin-bodied carburetors, producing 300 hp at 8000 rpm.
  • Its strong lines give it a sporty nature, with several stylistic elements taken from the competitive version, and applied in a controlled and balanced way.

In 1964 Ferrari unveiled a model that would serve as a link between the legendary 250 GT and 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The 275 GTB Berlinetta was the culmination of the racing Berlinetta concept, so dear to Enzo Ferrari, duly adapted for road use. The ultimate technical evolution of the model, the GTB/4 version, was an essential milestone in the constructor's history, powered as it was by the latest Colombo V12 engine.

In 1962, Ferrari's GT range was made up of the competition Berlinetta Grand Tourism, the 250 GTO, which differed from the road legal 250 GT/L Lusso, the convertible 250 GT, the (2 + 2) 250 GT/E coupé and the top of the range 400 Superamerica - intended mainly for the American market. All of these models were installed with front-mounted V12 engines.

Following on from the elegant 250 GT/L Lusso, the all-new 275 GTB was unveiled in October at the 1964 Paris Motor Show. The latest development and culmination of engine designer Colombo's legendary engine design, it showcased, for the first time, independent rear suspension and a rear-mounted five speed gear-box linked to the differential.

To be continued...