Friday, 17 December 2010

Six Carb Standard - Ferrari 275 GTB/4 #10577

It's great to return to Ferrari Friday with a vehicle that resembles the entity that left the Ferrari factory.

The 275 GTB/4 was the penultimate of the '275 GT' vehicles Ferrari built between 1964 and 1968, at it's heart was a 3,286 cc / 200 cui V12 with 2 valves per cylinder but with twin cam heads to operate them, making 4 cams in all hence the /4 suffix. Fuel was fed through 6 carburettors as standard giving the engine a 300 horsepower rating.

Designed primarily as a road car, featuring cast magnesium wheels in place of the older wire wheels, the Scarglietti body work of the 275 GTB/4 could be powered up to 165 mph. Only 280 examples of this type were built.

Hope you have enjoyed your 165 mph Ferrari edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres' and that you'll join me again tomorrow to look at the Austrian influence on a very British sports car. Don't forget to come back now !


  1. OK...I'll try this again.......Whoa-oa-oa. Now THAT'S a luxurious stocking stuffer. It has James Bond written all over it...The spke rims would look nicer but who can see that at 165 mph?.......=)

  2. By the time this baby came out wire wheels were passe, mags were the thing to have and that is what she got :-)

  3. Potentially one of the sexiest cars of all time.

    Sergio Scaglietti should go down in history as one of the greatest!

  4. That was about 100hp./litre. Not a lot of new cars can do that.