Ferrari 250 GT: The company's most successful early line.
The ‘SWB’ (short-wheelbase) designation arose from a chassis that, at 2,400mm therein respect, was 200mm shorter than that of the quality 250 GT. Dressed with a bodywork that’s wide thought-about Pinin Farina’s greatest masterpiece (constructed by Scaglietti), the Ferrari 250 GT SWB’s engine was Ferrari’s lightweight and compact Colombo-designed three.0-litre V12. respiratory through 3 twin-choke Weber carburetors, this two-cam, the all-aluminum electromagnetic unit created 280bhp at seven,000rpm in competition tune, giving the automobile a high speed of 150mph with acceleration to match.
Specifications might be varied to suit individual customers’ needs for either road or track, models equipped for competition-use fitted with light-weight aluminum-alloy bodies, and it had been this special aluminum-bodied version of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB that semiconductor diode on to the immortal GTO of 1962. Through early 1962, the SWB was ultimately inbuilt a modest amount of one hundred sixty-five examples, ninety-one of that were finished within the steel-bodied Lusso street-car configuration, seventy-four examples wore alloy coachwork and were such that for athletics use.