Today’s featured 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB chassis #06931 has had a quiet life.
It was sold originally to an owner in the UK known only by the name of Garrett.
In 1982 this car passed into the ownership of Heinz Hueve in Germany who kept it until October 2013.
#06931 was then acquired by restoration experts DK Engineering on behalf of it’s now third owner.
It is sobering to think that should a 50 year old standard 3 carburetor short nose 275 GTB such as this one come up for auction it would probably cost not much more or less than a brand new Hy-Kers LaFerrari.
Thanks for joining me on this “3 Carb or Hy-Kers ?” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres”, I hope you will join me again when I’ll be looking at a rare Drophead Coupé. Don’t forget to come back now !
In 2012 Ferrari announced it’s new Pininfarina styled 730hp F12berlinetta would replace the 612hp Ferrari 599 which had been in production since 2006.
The 730hp V12 motor is a tuned version of that seen in the 650hp Ferrari FF first seen in 2011 as is the 7 speed dual-clutch automated semi-automatic transmission which can also be found in the California, 458 Italia and LaFerrari models.
The F12berlinetta’s alloy chassis developed with Scaglietti is said to be stiffer and and lighter than that of the 599 which it replaces, the center of gravity has also been lowered and the finished car has a 46% front, 54% rear weight distribution.
Among the interesting novelties fitted to the F12berlinetta are active brake cooling ducts which open only when the brakes are hot, this feature reduces the cars overall aerodynamic drag during the course of a journey. The cars drag coefficient is said to be 0.299.
When lapping the Ferrari Fiorano test circuit the F12berlinetta is said to be 3.5 seconds faster than the 599 GTB, and two seconds faster than the Enzo, 458 Italia and 430 Scuderia.
Thanks for joining me on this “730hp Grand Tourer” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !