Ferrari 250 GT Europa/Boano/Ellena/Pininfarina Coupe/Lusso
The previous model 250 Europe represented an advance of what would be the series production sports car for street type Gran Turismo. The Ferrari 250 Europa GT is the continuation of the order. This second series was presented at the Paris Salon in 1954 and had a total production of 44 units.
The first series of 20 cars called 250 Europa had a chassis with a wheelbase of 2,800 mm and a V12 engine (designed by Lampredi) of 2,963 cm3. This second series of 44 cars called 250 Europa GT used a V12 engine (designed by Colombo) 2.953 cm3 of a 200 mm shorter wheelbase chassis as in previous, now the distance was 2,600 mm.
The new 250 Europa GT was quite different from the previous car, although the changes were hidden under his body, which was very similar. Reforms in the chassis and the new engine you assured top sporting performance and quick handling stability.
Basically, the V12 was used in the development of MM 250 competition. With its 2,963 cm3 displacement and three carburetors Weber 36 DCZ, the Colombo designed engine developing an output of 220 hp at 6,500 rpm that drove the 250 Europa GT to a top speed of 225 km/h. The gearbox four gears what catapulted from 0 to 100 km/h in just over 7 seconds.
As already mentioned, Ferrari wanted to achieve mass production of its sports street. That is why the work entrusted Skeletal most cars Pininfarina.
Of all the Ferrari 250 Europa GT built, the first 27 units were coupes designed and manufactured by Pininfarina, taking 3 of those copies aluminum bodies. Other orders executed by the bodybuilder include seven Berlinettas specially designed for customers who so requested.
The Vignale home Carrozo a single original 250 Europa GT. While the design of this house were highly acclaimed by the public, the relationship between Enzo Ferrari and Pininfarina took hold leaving the rest of the construction houses almost completely outside the future activities of Ferrari.