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The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta: Elegance in its highest form

The Ferrari 250 is a series of sports cars and grand tourers built by Ferrari from 1952 to 1964. The Ferrari 250 GT SWB (Short Wheelbase) was introduced in 1959. It had a 3.0 liter V12 engine and was created by Pininfarina and Scaglietti.

For better handling, the wheelbase was decreased from 2,600 mm to 2,400 mm. The automobile, one of the most expensive Ferraris today, was made in a small quantity.

A 2953 cm3 (or 180.2 cu-in) naturally aspirated V12 engine powers the Ferrari 250 GT SWB. At 7000 rpm, it generates a maximum torque of 260.0 Nm (191 lb.ft) and a maximum power output of 284 PS (280 bhp - 209 kW). The car can go at a maximal speed of 241 km/h (150 mph).

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB gained a name on the world's race tracks shortly after its 1959 debut. The car won class races at Brands Hatch, Goodwood, Le Mans, Monza, and Spa in 1960, its first full racing season.

'Gentlemen racers' could defeat the professionals thanks to the car's astounding on-track prowess.

Giotto Bizzarrini and Carlo Chiti were responsible for the Ferrari 250 GT SWB's design. The vehicle was well-known for its exquisite design and had success on both the street and the racetrack. Different road or racing trims of many GT cars were created.

just 55 of the general models were built with only 37 of the variants of the 250 Berlinetta ever created.

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