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Ferrari 250 GT California

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, 2953 cm3 / 180.2 cu in / 180.2 cu in, 184.0 kW / 246.7 hp / 246.7 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FerrariIssued from1959
Model250 GT CaliforniaIssued until
Serie250Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFerrariCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4350 l / 153.62 cu ft / 153.62 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4710 mm / 185.4 in / 185.4 inTotal (curb) weight1045 kg / 2304 lb / 2304 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2610 mm / 102.8 in / 102.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

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 (V12)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2953 cm3 / 180.2 cu in / 180.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power184.0 kW / 246.7 hp / 246.7 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.5 kW / 62.3 hp / 62.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output62.3 kW/l / 1.369 bhp/cu in / 1.369 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific 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) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.00 s / 8.00 s / 8.00 sPower-to-weight ratio239.2 kW/ton / 181.2 bhp/ton / 181.2 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 circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ferrari 250 GT California

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