The Ferrari 275 GTB was launched in 1964 and manufactured until 1968. This 2-seater GT boasted a 3.3-Liter Colombo 60 V12 engine that produced 280 to 300 horsepower depending on the engine specifications. The graceful body style was a successful evolution from the previous Ferrari 250 and very different from the Daytona, which replaced the 275 after the end of its production run. Transmission and rear axle were integrated with a transaxle, which was a great evolution in Ferraris engineering. Produced by Scaglietti, the standard Ferrari 275 GTB was more of a sports car than a Grand Tourer and came with 3 or 6 Weber twin-choke carburetors. Some versions even upgraded the standard steel body to an aluminum body. In October 1966, Ferrari introduced a 4-cam evolution of the Ferrari 275, commonly referred to as the 275 GTB/4. The new version boasted new bodywork and dropped the wire wheels. The Colombo V12 was significantly reworked, with four cams and six carburetors standard. The transaxle was also redesigned, introducing a torque tube to connect engine and transmission. This new design reduced vibration and noise and improved handling. Shifting and reliability were even more improved with new advanced synchronizers. The new 275 GTB/4 could reach a top speed of 165 mph.
Ferrari developed and built 4 lightweight Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Speciales for the 1965-racing season. The next season, the manufacturer made 12 lightweight 275 GTB/C cars, which were constructed between the two and four cam engine versions. Although the Competizione resembled the road car, the body panel and construction were very different. Two of twelve GTB/C built were adapted for street driving, and fitted with alloy wheels and Pirelli tires in opposition to the special Borrani wheels and new Dunlop racing tires of the track cars. A special 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T. Spyder version was made in 10 examples between 1967 and 1968 at the request of Chinettis North American Racing Team. This Convertible with no roof is one of the most valuable classic Ferraris thanks to its very limited production.
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