The Ferrari 250 Sport , was a racing sports car, which was developed in 1952 at Scuderia Ferrari .
The 250S was truly one-of-a-kind. Vignale designed and built the Berlinetta body and tubular steel chassis. The automobile started out as a 225S with chassis number 0156ET, but it was rebuilt. The conversion work was mostly focused on the engine, and it was one of Aurelio Lampredi's first projects for Enzo Ferrari. Lampredi expanded the size of the cylinder to 73 mm while keeping the stroke at 58.8 mm. Three Weber twin type 36DCF gasifiers were used to prepare the mixture. The front suspension consisted of a double wishbone and transverse leaf springs, while the rear suspension consisted of a solid axle.
The 250S appears in numerous denominations in various Ferrari publications and race result lists, as it does so frequently with Ferrari typology. The labels 250S, 250 Sport, 250S Coupe Vignale, and 250S Berlinetta Vignale all relate to the same model because it was a one-off. The type designation harkens back to Ferrari's old practise of naming models based on the displacement of a single cylinder. The V-12 engine built by Gioacchino Colombo has a total capacity of 2953 cc.
Under the designation 250 many Ferrari ran with sports cars, from the 250S up to the 250P of 1963; Racing cars, which had little in common except the name.
The 250S was only raced eleven times before becoming a collector's item in 1954. The car was registered for the Giro di Sicilia in 1952, but it could not be built on time. As a result, the debut was limited to the Mille Miglia. As a replacement for driver Luigi Villoresi, who had to withdraw due to an injury sustained before the start. Giovanni Bracco took his place in the race and won it. Villoresi and Alberto Ascarid drove the vehicle in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With an average speed of 173.149 km/h, Ascari set the best race lap in the event; nevertheless, the car had to be shut down early following a clutch failure after only 3 hours.
According to a third Rank in the sports car race in Senigallia 1952 by Villoresi Bracco won together with Paolo Marzotto at the 12-hour race of Pescara . At the Carrera Panamericana this year Bracco was in the lead with the 250S, before it came to an act of chivalrous sportiness. Bracco was about the journalist Günther Molter an astonished Mercedes team align that there is no point in driving fast, since his car suffered from major technical problems and he would soon fail. In fact, a few miles after the start of the last leg, the power transmission of the Ferrari broke, and the victory went to Karl Kling and Mercedes.After a retirement at the Giro di Sicilia in 1953 , the 250S was sold to Roberto Bonomi and reported at the 1000 km race of Monza this year for the last time in a race
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