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The Ferrari 250 GT Lusso: A Masterpiece of Design

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is a GT car which was manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari from 1962 to 1964. It is regarded as one of the most elegant Ferraris and is bigger and more opulent than the 250 GT Berlinetta. Sports car racing was not the automobile's intended purpose.

The Colombo-designed short block V12 engine, which used three twin-choke Weber 36DCS carburetors, was advantageous for the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. The 2953 cc single overhead cam engine developed 240 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 178 ft-lb of torque at 5,500 rpm.

Its bore and stroke were 73 x 58.8mm. The Ferrari 250 GT Lusso had a top speed of 150 mph and a 0-60 time of 8.0 seconds.

The 1962 Paris Salon saw the introduction of the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, the series' last model. The Ferrari lineup's Lusso was positioned in between the ultra-luxury cars and the more extreme racing models.

The car was constructed on a tubular construction chassis and had a small 2.40 m (94 in) wheelbase.

Pininfarina was the designer of the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. For its time, the 250 GT Lusso's instrument panel had a rare design. The 250 GT Lusso, a more opulent version of the 250 GT, featured a roomy interior made feasible by the engine's forward position.  Between 1962 and 1964, Ferrari produced 350 of its 250 GT/L Lusso models.

When purchased new, the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso cost $13,375. Prior to 2010, many cars sold for between $400,000 and $500,000 at auctions, but today, a Ferrari 250 Lusso goes for more than a million dollars.

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