Ferrari 275P - Ferrari 275P

Ludovico Scarfiotti in the Ferrari 275P on his victory drive in the 1000 km race on the Nürburgring in 1964

The Ferrari 275P was a racing car that Scuderia Ferrari used in sports car races in 1964.


The Ferrari 275P was basically a modified Ferrari 250P . The displacement of the V -12 engine was increased to 3286 cm³ and it developed up to 370 hp (272 kW). The body differed from the 250P in small changes. The windshield and roll bar formed a border at right angles to the side window. The rear of the car had clearly visible inlets for brake ventilation and the fuel filler neck was on the left front fender.

Ferrari built four 275Ps in 1964 that were used in the World Sports Car Championship.


The 275P made its racing debut in the fall of 1963 in a sports car race in the USA. As a preparatory race for the 12-hour race at Sebring next year , Scuderia registered the 275P with chassis number 0814 for the 200-mile race at Riverside . John Surtees was behind the wheel and finished fourth in the race. A double victory followed in Sebring in 1964; Mike Parkes and Umberto Maglioli won ahead of the duo Ludovico Scarfiotti and Nino Vaccarella .

Two more successes followed. Scarfiotti and Vaccarella again won the 1000 km race on the Nürburgring . The Sicilian Vaccarella also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans a month later . The Frenchman Jean Guichet was his teammate there.

At the end of the year the cars were sold to the USA - chassis 0812 went to the North American Racing Team - and driven there in SCCA sports car races until 1968 [1] .

Technical specifications

Parameters Ferrari 275P
Motor Four-stroke 12-cylinder gasoline engine, in front of the rear axle
cooling water
Displacement 3967 cm³
Bore × stroke 77 × 71 mm
compression 9,8 : 1
Valve control 1 overhead camshaft per cylinder bank, 2 valves per cylinder
Carburetor 6 Weber double carburettors 38DCN or 42DCN
power 370 PS bei 7200/min
maximum torque
Power transmission Gearbox with 5 gears plus reverse gear, not synchronized, flanged lengthways to the rear of the engine
Frame and body Tubular steel frame ; riveted aluminum sheets
steering Fingerlenkung[2]
Front suspension Individually on double wishbones , coil springs , telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer
Rear suspension like front suspension
Brakes Dunlop disc brakes front and rear
Track width front / rear: 1350/1340 mm
wheelbase 2400 mm
Tire size front / rear 6 × 15/7,25 × 16
Length × width × height 4160 × 1675 × 1055 mm
Empty weight (without driver) 755 kg
Top speed up to 300 km / h


  • Pino Casamassima: History of the Scuderia Ferrari. Nada Editore, Vimodrome 1998, ISBN 88-7911-179-5 .
  • Peter Braun, Gregor Schulz: The great Ferrari manual. Heel, Königswinter 2006, ISBN 3-89880-501-8 .


Commons : Ferrari 275 P - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Rennerfolge of the 275P