Now we will review the specifications of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Body Design, Dimensions, and Weights
The body type is 2 seater convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors. Designed by Scaglietti, with a wheelbase of 2400 mm, 1354 mm front track/tread, and 1350 mm rear track/tread. Meanwhile, the length is 4450 mm, width 1600 mm, and height 1300 mm. The ratio of length to wheelbase is 1.85, the curb weight is 2205 lb, and the fuel tank capacity is 120 liters or 31.7 US Gal.
Now let’s head to the aerodynamic part where the drag coefficient is 0.48 (estimation), the frontal area is 1.77 m2, dan the CdA is 0.848 m2.
Engine Specs and Performance
The engine is naturally aspirated petrol made by Ferrari. The engine code is Tipo 168/61 with a 12 in 60 ° vee V cylinder with a capacity of 3 liters (2953 cc), (180.203 cu in). Bore x stroke is 73 × 58.8 mm and the bore/stroke ratio is 1.24. How about the valve gear? All right, this car has a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) with 2 valves per cylinder and 24 valves in total.
The maximum power it can produce is 280 PS (276 bhp) (206 kW) at 7000 Rpm with a specific output of 1.53 bhp / cu in or 93.5 bhp/liter, and Acceleration 0-100km / h in 6.3. Capable of producing a maximum torque of 275 Nm (203 ft-lb) (28 kgm) at 5500 Rpm. The specific torque is 93.13 Nm / liter (1.13 ft-lb / cu3).
Let’s move on to the machine construction section where the sump is dry sumped with a compression ratio of 9.2: 1.
The fuel system is 3 Weber carburetors with a brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) of 1170.3 kPa (169.7 psi). The highest RPM is N/A with crankshaft bearings: 7. Engine coolant is Water with a unitary capacity of 246.08 cc and Normal aspiration. Does this Ferrari have a Catalytic converter? No. The maximum speed that can be achieved is 270 km / h / 168 mph with a Power-to-weight ratio of 0.12 bhp/lb and a Weight-to-power ratio of 8.12 lb/bhp.
Fuel Consumption and CO2 emission
What about fuel consumption? Its consumptions is simulation based on Europe traffic: 14.4-17.3 / 21.4-25.7 / 17.1-20.5 / 18.7 l / 100km urban / extra-urban / combined or 13.6-16.3 / 9.1-11 / 11.4-13.7 / 12.6 US MPG urban / extra -urban / combined where universal fuel consumption (calculated based on this).
Chassis and Brakes
The engine position of the car is on the front with a longitudinal layout and the Drive wheels are rear-wheel drive with a manual 4-speed Gearbox. Has a Top gear ratio 1 with a Final drive ratio of 4.57. The Steering section is quite reliable because it implements N / A. It would not be complete if we did not review the section of the rims where Wheel size front was N / A size and Wheel size rear was N / A size with front tire profile was Dunlop 6.00-16 and Rear tire was Dunlop 6.00-16. For the safety of Brakes F / R using Di / Di. This car has an RAC rating of 39.6.
What is the price of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider in the US? The price is $18,450,296 based on the auction.
Enjoy a nice collection of 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California images. As one of the most expensive Ferrari cars being auctioned at a price of $18,450,296. Wow, amazing, this makes it the 13th most expensive car at auction.
I know you will love it! Classic touch and a beautiful car body! Prancing horses decorate it, Colombo 3.0 liter engine, luggage, the space for two people, and Scaglietti and Finifarina provide a lasting drop-top style. There is a wheelbase change that distinguishes the new series from the original Ferrari California Spider, and this was first seen in March 1960 at the Geneva Salon. The purpose of this change is to increase speed when the car is at a bend, the wheelbase is shortened to 2400 mm, which was previously only 2600 mm. In addition, the Dunlop disc brakes made the contemporary SWB Spider a legendary Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta.