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  Ferrari 250 TR59
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:5 (3 converted to TR59/60 spec)
Designed by:Pinin Farina / Fantuzzi
Predecessor:Ferrari 250 TR58
Successor:Ferrari 250 TR59/60
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 08, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Type 128 LM/59 60º V12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 2,953 cc / 180.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 73.0 mm (2.9 in) / 58.8 mm (2.3 in)
Compression 9.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 6 Weber 38 DCN Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 306 bhp / 228 KW @ 7,400 rpm
BHP/Liter 104 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium Fantuzzi body
Chassis steel tubular frame
Front suspension unequal A arms, coil springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension De DeDion axle, coil springs, Houdaille shock absorbers
Steering ZF worm and peg
Brakes Dunlop discs, all-round
Gearbox Tipo 520 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 725 kilo / 1,598 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,350 mm (92.5 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.42 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1959 Sebring 12 Hours (Dan Gurney / Chuck Daigh / Phil Hill / Olivier Gendebien in 0766TR)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Ferrari Testa Rossa V-12, by Joel E. Finn
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