The Ferrari P series were prototype sports cars in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Although Enzo Ferrari resisted the move even with Cooper dominating F1, Ferrari began producing mid-engined racing cars in 1960 with the Ferrari Dino-V6-engine Formula 2 156, which would be turned into the Formula 1-winner of 1961. Enzo Anselmo "the Commendatore" Ferrari ( February 20, 1898 &ndash August 14, 1988) was an Italian car driver and entrepreneur The Cooper Car Company was founded in 1946 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper. Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing In Automotive design, a RMR or Rear Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive layout is one in which the rear wheels are driven by an engine placed just Dino was a brand for mid-engined rear-drive Sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976 Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of Formula racing.
Sports car racers followed in 1963. Although these cars shared their names (based on engine displacement) with road models, they were almost entirely dissimilar. The first Ferrari mid-engine in a road car did not arrive until the 1967 Dino, and it was 1971 before a Ferrari V12 was placed behind a road-going driver in the 365 GT4 BB. Dino was a brand for mid-engined rear-drive Sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976 A Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer is one of a series of cars produced by Ferrari in Italy between 1973 and 1984
The 250 P was a Prototype racer produced in 1963, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the manufacturers' championship. The 24 Hours of Le Mans ( 24 Heures du Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually since near the town of Le Mans, Sarthe, It was a mid-engined sports car racer with a single-cam 3. Overhead camshaft, commonly abbreviated to OHC, Valvetrain configurations place the engine Camshaft within the Cylinder heads above the 0 L 250 Testa Rossa V12 engine and almost entirely unrelated to the other 250 cars. The Ferrari 250 is a series of Sports cars built by Ferrari from the 1950s and early 1960s V12 redirects here For the V12 Training program see V-12 Navy College Training Program. The Ferrari 250 is a series of Sports cars built by Ferrari from the 1950s and early 1960s
The 275 P and 330 P were evolutions of the 250 P with 3. 3 L and 4. 0 L engines, respectively. These raced during 1963 and 1964.
The 250 P evolved into a saleable mid-engined racer for the public, the 250 Le Mans. Introduced at Paris in November, 1963, the LM was successful for privately-entered racers around the world. About 32 models were built in 1964 and 1965, with all but the first few powered by 3. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. 3 L 320 hp (238 kW) engines, though the name did not change with the increase in displacement. A fully-independent double wishbone suspension was specified with rack and pinion steering and four wheel disc brakes. A rack and pinion is a pair of Gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion
An entirely new car, the 330 P2, followed in 1965. It featured a lower and lighter chassis and more aerodynamic body, paired with a 410 hp (305 kW) version of the 330 V12. It was first used by Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team (NART) in the Daytona race that year. Luigi Chinetti ( July 17, 1901 – August 17, 1994) was an Italian-born Racecar driver, who emigrated to the USA The North American Racing Team (also known as NART) was created by Luigi Chinetti to promote the Ferrari marque in America through success in The Rolex 24 at Daytona (frequently referred to by its historical title the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car Endurance race held annually at Some of NART's P2 cars also used the 4. 4 L engine and thus were named 365 P2. The P2 was not a great success for Ferrari, however, so it was replaced by the P3 for 1966.
The 1966 330 P3 introduced fuel injection to the Ferrari stable. It also used an P3 (Type 593) transmission that was prone to failure and was replaced by a ZF transmission when P3 0844 and 0848 were converted to 412P's, another Ferrari first that would only last one season when the ZF's were replaced by 603R P4 transmissions in all the 412P's.
The Ferrari 412P was a "consumer version" of the famous 330 P3 race car, built for independent teams like NART (0844), Scuderia Filipinetti (0848), Francorchamps (0850), and Maranello Concessionaires (0854). These cars had carburetor engines instead of the factory Lucas fuel injection. Surviving 412P cars are worth approximately 6 million nowadays.
There are only 2 cars that were originally built as 412P's: 0850 and 0854. P3 chassis. P3 Typo Motors except for Carburetors in place of FI. P4 Suspension but P3 wheelbase 2412mm vs. 2400mm (P4 and P 3/4 0846) 0844 and 0848 were originally P3 Factory Racecars but when Ferrari sold them to customers they removed the Lucas Mechanical Fuel Injection and replaced it with Weber carburetors which reduced their output, something Ferrari wanted to do so that they would win points but not beat the factory cars which were then P 3/4 0846 (See Above), P4 0856, P4 0858, and P4 0860.
The P3's and 412P had the same 4 liter block which is different from the P4 4 liter block and all had P3 not P4 chassis. P 3/4 0846 is unique having, after modification by Ferrari for the 1967 race season, a P3 chassis with a P4 engine.
The 412Ps, the 330 P 3/4, and the 330 P4's, all had 4 liter engines that weren't eligible for the biggest races (such as Le Mans) after 1967; not enough 412P's, 330 P 3/4, or P4's were built to be allowed under 5000cc sport cars class (which required 25 identical cars to have been built). The smaller number of 412Ps, 330 P 3/4, and P4's meant that they were still classed as "Prototypes". Engine size in that class was limited to 3 liters after 1967, the fastest Ferraris were no longer eligible and Enzo left sports car racing for a while in protest.
Four 412 Ps were built:
1967 was a banner year for the Enzo Ferrari motor company, as it saw the production the mid-engined 330 P, a renowned V12 endurance car meant to replace the previous year's P3. The Ferrari P4/5 (officially known as the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina) is a one-off Sports Car made by Italian Sports car manufacturer
Only four Ferrari P's were ever made: one P 3/4 and three 330 P4's. Their 3-valve cylinder head was modeled after those of Italian Grand Prix-winning Formula 1 cars. To this was added the same fuel injection system from the P3 for an output of up to 450 hp (335 kW). In comparison with its rivals, the 330 P4 had poor aerodynamics, but its sexy looks continue to grab attention.
The P 3/4, one of the P4's, and one 412P electrified the racing world when they crossed the finish line together (in first, second, and third place) in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, thus becoming a symbol of victory over arch-enemy Ford GT40. The Rolex 24 at Daytona (frequently referred to by its historical title the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car Endurance race held annually at The Ford GT40 was a high performance Sports car and winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans four times in a row from 1966 to 1969 (in 1967 with a different body though
Since then, the fate of the these four nearly legendary cars has been the subject of much attention. All of the P4's built are accounted for, although P 3/4 0846 is surrounded in controversy. By chassis number:
There have also been replica chassis built:
Due to the great fame and sleek appearance of the original design, more than a hundred P4 replicas of various design have been built. A high-quality P4 replica built with genuine Ferrari engine (e. g. , a 400i V12) may command as much as $200,000, but simpler ones (often with Rover engines and Renault drive-trains) fetch around $50,000. The four original P4 cars are estimated to be worth about US$10 million each.
After boycotting sports cars racing in 1968 to protest the rule change, Ferrari built another 3000cc prototype in 1969, named the 312 P. The Ferrari 312P was a Ferrari sportcar prototype Racing car launched in 1969
The 3. 0 Ferrari 312P Barchetta and 3. Ferrari 312 is the name of several different Ferrari race cars which have 3 litre 12-cylinder engines 0 Ferrari 312P Berlinetta were hardly more than a 3-litre F1 Ferrari 312 with a prototype body. Ferrari 312 is the name of several different Ferrari race cars which have 3 litre 12-cylinder engines Ferrari 312 is the name of several different Ferrari race cars which have 3 litre 12-cylinder engines At the 12 Hours of Sebring the spyder finished 2nd to a JWA Gulf Ford GT40. The SPYDER ( S urface-to-air PY thon and DER by is an anti-aircraft missile system developed by RAFAEL and uses surface-to-air versions of The Ford GT40 was a high performance Sports car and winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans four times in a row from 1966 to 1969 (in 1967 with a different body though At the BOAC 500 in Brands Hatch the same spyder was 4th behind three Porsche 908-01. Brands Hatch is a Motor racing circuit in Kent, England. First used as a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland it hosted 12 runnings of the The Porsche 908 was a Racing car from Porsche, introduced from 1967 in the Porsche 906 / Porsche 907 / Porsche 910 series of models At 1000km Monza, Chris Amon took the pole with the 312P spyder, ahead of Jo Siffert's 908-01, but had to retire. Early life Chris Amon was born in Bulls, New Zealand as the only child of wealthy sheep-owner Ngaio Amon Joseph Siffert ( July 7, 1936 – October 24, 1971) was a Swiss Racing driver. At the 1000km Spa, a 312P was second behind the Siffert-Redman 908-01LH. At Le Mans two 312P Berlinettas were entered. They were 5 and 6 on the grid, but didn't finish. At the end of the season the 312Ps were sold to N. A. R. T. , the American Ferrari importer of Luigi Chinetti.
These were not designated with P as they were not built for the 3000cc Prototype category, but with S as 5000cc Sports cars, of which at least 25 had to be built. This article is about the 1969-1971 race car For road cars designated 512 BB / 512 BBi and 512 TR / F512M see Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer and Porsche had made that investment in early 1969 with the new Porsche 917. The Porsche 917 is a racecar that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. Ferrari answered with the Ferrari 512 which was introduced for 1970, and later modified as 512 M. This article is about the 1969-1971 race car For road cars designated 512 BB / 512 BBi and 512 TR / F512M see Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer and
In 1971, another rule change was announced for 1972, and Ferrari abandoned further development of the 512 in order to focus on a new 3L prototype based on the F1 car. The Ferrari 312PB was a sportcar prototype Racing car of the early 1970s
In 1972, this Ferrari 312PB with the flat boxer engine was very successful and won all races of the World Sportscar Championship in which it raced. The Ferrari 312PB was a sportcar prototype Racing car of the early 1970s World Endurance Championship redirects here For the motorcycle endurance Ferrari didn't enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972 though as the F1-based engine would not last for sure. The 24 Hours of Le Mans ( 24 Heures du Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually since near the town of Le Mans, Sarthe,
They had to enter in 1973, though, and finished second behind Matra, same as in the championship. Mécanique Avion TRAction or Matra was a French company covering a wide range of activities mainly related to automobile Bicycles Aeronautics At the end of the 1973 season, Ferrari abandoned sports car racing to focus on F1.
In the 1990s, the Ferrari 333 SP was built, but not raced by the factory itself. The Ferrari 333 SP was a sports prototype car built by Michelotto to World Sports Car regulations for Ferrari. The Ferrari 333 SP was a sports prototype car built by Michelotto to World Sports Car regulations for Ferrari.
In 2005, James Glickenhaus commissioned Pininfarina to rebody an Enzo as a special one-off custom car. The Ferrari P4/5 (officially known as the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina) is a one-off Sports Car made by Italian Sports car manufacturer James Glickenhaus is an American movie director and stock exchange magnate See also Battista Farina, founder of the company his son Sergio Pininfarina and grandson Andrea Pininfarina. The Enzo Ferrari is a 12-cylinder mid-engine Berlinetta named after the company's founder Enzo Ferrari.  It is inspired by the early P racers, and especially Glickenhaus' own reconstructed P3/4.