Cars after 1950 - Modern Times
Ferrari Type 250 GT
Body style: GT coupé
The V12 engine is considered by most motor-racing fans to be the ultimate racing engine, and it was just a matter of time until a gran turismo version was developed. From 1949, Enzo Ferrari worked to fit it to his GT models, in a range of different sizes. When the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) created the “Grand Touring” category in 1956, Ferrari shaped up to battle with other reliable road cars. This 250 GT, Code 5066, was donated to the museum by General Raymond Debord, and is an excellent example of Ferrari’s road vehicles. It is easy to drive, even in urban traffic, with a classic body designed by Pininfarina and excellent performance (240 horsepower and speeds of more than 230 kph (140 mph)).
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