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Ferrari 275 GTB/4: The First Production Ferrari with Four Overhead Camshaft V12 engine

The Ferrari 275 GTB4 is a series of front-engined V12-powered grand touring automobiles with two-seater coupé and spider bodies produced by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. The first "production" Ferrari to be equipped with the four overhead camshaft version of the V12 was the 275 GTB/4.

It descended straight from the P2 prototype and was displayed at the 1966 Paris Motor Show. It is regarded by some as the best Ferrari Road vehicle ever made.

The Tipo 226 3285.72 cc Colombo V12 engine had six Weber 40 DCN carburetors as standard equipment. It was an update of the older Tipo 213 275 engine, which had two valves per cylinder. A top speed of 268 km/h (166.5 mph) was reported for this engine, which produced a claimed 300 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 217 pound-feet of torque at 6000 rpm.

It benefited from a variety of upgrades introduced into the series that were tried and tested in the 275 competition models.

The design of the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was a masterpiece of form and performance. The body's shape was created by Pininfarina, who gave it a long, low profile, a sharp snout, and a sloping back. The car's body was available in steel or aluminum, and it featured a recognizable bonnet bulge to accommodate the four-cam engine. The car also featured a chrome grille and Kamm tail.

The cockpit was lavish and comfortable, with leather seats, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and a full set of gauges. The car had the perfect balance of performance and style, making it one of the most sought-after Ferraris ever.

It was also one of the most beautiful and sophisticated Ferraris ever made, with a sleek, aerodynamic body designed by Pininfarina. Throughout its manufacture, which lasted until 1968, only 330 vehicles were produced. It was favored by stars and collectors including Steve McQueen, Eric Clapton, and Jay Kay.

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