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Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2953 cm3 / 180.2 cu in / 180.2 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FerrariIssued from1957
Model250 GT Series I CabrioletIssued until
Serie250Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFerrariCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerPininfarinaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4394 mm / 173.0 in / 173.0 inTotal (curb) weight1225 kg / 2701 lb / 2701 lb
Width1651 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in / 102.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1354 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1349 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.1 sq ft / 21.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerFerrariValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke58.8 mm / 2.31 in / 2.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.24
Fuel supply3 We carbsEngine displacement2953 cm3 / 180.2 cu in / 180.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity246.08 cm3/cylinder / 15.017 cu in/cylinder / 15.017 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.6 kW/l / 1.332 bhp/cu in / 1.332 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.0 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.57

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio195.9 kW/ton / 148.4 bhp/ton / 148.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Radius arms
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet

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