CMC Ferrari 250 GTO, Targa Florio #86, 1962
Limited Edition 1500 pcs.
The 46th Targa Florio, one of the oldest endurance races in the world, took place in Sicily on May 6, 1962. For the whole of Italy, especially the locals, this race was a major national event, which attracted many motorsport enthusiasts.
Piloting their Ferrari 250 GTO, the Italian driver-duo Giorgio Scarlatti and Pietro Ferraro finished first in the 3-litre GT class and won a respectable 4th place in overall standing.
Shortly after its incipient racing appearances, the 250 GTO sent shockwaves through the motorsports scene. The car seemed to be at home on every kind of track and was able to deliver extraordinary performances whether on a race circuit or windy mountain road. …
Such was the case at the 46th Targa Florio on May 6, 1962. The Italian driver-team Giorgio Scarletti and Pietro Ferraro joined the endurance race in their two-tone-finish 250 GTO with starting number 86. The race comprised 10 laps of the Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie that stretched 72 km long, so a distance of 720 km was to be covered in total. The circuit ran along public mountain roads in the Greater Palermo area, with its start and finish line set in the village Cerda. It had approximately 900 curves, thus demanding hours of highest concentration and driving skills from the pilots. Crowds, frequently dangerous roadsides, rock formations, trees and deep chasms added to the difficulties for drivers trying to race to victory on the tracks already bumpy and dusty enough. The racecars started off individually every 20 seconds, as a simultaneous start was impossible because of the narrow streets. Even overtaking from behind was extremely difficult. For an experienced driver, it was possible to complete a lap in less than 40 minutes, which corresponded to an average speed of about 100 km/h.
The GTO-team Scarlatti/Ferraro coped with the ordeal well by finishing the race for 7h: 22m: 8.100s and became the winner in the GT-class. It led them to an honorable 4th place in overall standing. This was one more indication that the Ferrari 250 GTO was going to be a serial winner with few rivals to pose a serious threat to its domination.
- Hand-crafted metal precision model with a left-hand drive, built from 1,848 single parts, of which are 1,224 made of metal
- Authentic recreation of the Targa Florio racecar looks
- Functional engine hood, equipped with a supporting rod, quick release-locks, and leather belts for fastening
- Functional doors with sliding windows
- Trunk lid has a supporting rod and opens to reveal a spare wheel
- Flip-open cover over the rear fuel tank filler
- Perfectly-wired wheels with a light alloy rim, and removable Borrani central locking nuts (with side-dependent right- and left-hand threads)
- Highly detailed 12-cylinder V-type engine, complete with all aggregates, pipes and cabling
- Meticulous replication of the racecar interior, with roll cage and safety belts. Seats upholstered in textile covers with leather trimmings
- Well-integrated dashboard with a full array of instruments and controls
- Elaborate undercarriage, front and rear suspensions, oil and fuel tank (made of stainless steel), and racing-style tailpipes of the exhaust system.
- Detachable stainless-steel bottom plate
Features different from the standard-version model:
- Three front air-intakes are left open (mountable covers packed inside the box)
- Elimination of the front fender lamps
- Oval-shaped air-intakes in the front end
- Integrated left/right auxiliary lights in the front end
- No exterior mirrors; no vent opening in the rear window
- A taped license plate bearing the registration 13134/L4
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- Two-seater coupé body (Berlinetta) made of aluminum on a tubular frame with side trellis-frame reinforcement
- 12-cylinder V-engine with a 60⁰ cylinder angle and dual overhead camshafts
- Dry sump lubrication
- 6x Weber 38 DCN-dual carburetor
- Synchronized 5-speed manual rear-wheel drive
- Front independent suspension on trapezoidal whishbones with coil springs; rear rigid axle with longitudinal leaf springs, Koni shock absorbers, and Watt linkage
- Disk-brakes all around
- Construction period / quantity: 1962-1964 / 36 pcs. + 3 units with a 4-liter-engine
|Bore x stroke:||73 x 58.8 mm|
|Compression:||9.8 : 1|
|Maximum output:||300 hp at 7,500 rpm|
|Top speed:||Approx. 280km/h|
|Track front/rear:||1,354 (1,351) / 1,350 (1,346) mm|
|Vehicle length / wide / height:||4,325 / 1,600 / 1,210 mm|
|Curb weight:||Approx. 900 kg|
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