Ferrari 275P2 - Ferrari 275P2

Jean Guichet in the Ferrari 275P2; on his drive to second place overall in the 1000 km race at the Nürburgring in 1965

The Ferrari 275P2 was a racing car that Scuderia Ferrari used in sports car races in 1965.


In many publications the 275P2 is equated with the Ferrari 330P2 , a circumstance that is avoided here for good reason. This separation is carried out in all results lists of the international sports car races, as the two types of car differ significantly in terms of engine power, triggered by the displacement of the 12-cylinder engine.

Development history and technology

The 275P2 no longer had a classic tubular space frame. As from 1963 with the Ferrari Formula 1 - seater practiced race car, a self-supporting body made of riveted was aluminum sheets developed. These were made by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi . The rear suspension was taken from the Formula 1 Ferrari 158 . In contrast to the previous 275 model , the 275P2 had wider rims and tubeless Dunlop racing tires. The power was transmitted via a newly developed 5-speed gearbox.

The 275P2 received a new V12 engine with four overhead camshafts. The engine had six twin Weber carburetors and two spark plugs per cylinder. While the displacement of the 330P2 was 4 liters, this type had the 3.3 liter variant. The specified engine output was 350 hp at 7200 rpm.

Racing history

The 275P2 made its debut on the racetrack in April 1965 on the day of testing for the Le Mans 24-hour race . The first race was two weeks later at the 1000 km race in Monza , which ended with a victory for the driver pairing Mike Parkes / Jean Guichet . [1] Another two weeks later, the next victory; Nino Vaccarella and Lorenzo Bandini won the Targa Florio . [2]

In the 1000 km race on the Nürburgring , Parkes and Guichet only had to admit defeat to teammates John Surtees and Ludovico Scarfiotti in the more powerful 330P2. [3] The final application for a 275P2 there was in August 1965 when Giampiero Biscaldi third in the hill climb in Ollon-Villars was. [4]


  • 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 P2 - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Monza 1000 km race in 1965
  2. Tara Florio 1965
  3. 1000 km race at the Nürburgring in 1965
  4. Bergrennen Ollon-Villars 1965