The Ferrari 275 GTB/C or Competizione was designed by the car manufacturer following the refusal to approve the Ferrari 250 LM by the International Automobile Federation for the 1965 season. As a result Ferrari built a prototype and three GTB 275s with 250 LM engines and light bodywork by Scaglietti. After the four cars of 1965, 12 others were produced in 1966. Built for racing the very rare Ferrari 275 GTB/C are considered in 1966 as the worthy descendants of the 250 GTO. Designed by Pininfarina and bodywork in very thin aluminium (twice less than on the 250 GTO) by Scaglietti, with fiberglass reinforced rear, Perspex door and rear windows, some magnesium cast parts for the engine - gearbox - axle assembly, smaller diameter chassis with 21 gauge alloy, its weight is reduced by 10% (nearly 150 kg).
Mauro Forghieri developed the special super light steel and aluminium version of the 275 GTB chassis. Even if its line was very similar to the road 275 GTB version, the body of the Ferrari 275 GTB/C was technically very different, like many of the mechanical elements.
The Ferrari 275 Competizione had a 3.3-litre V12 engine with dual overhead camshafts, Weber carburettors, specific pistons and crankshaft, as well as a dry sump and large capacity fuel tank (140 litres). The 275 GTB/C will benefit from three new Weber 40 DF13 specific carburettors replacing the six 38 DCNs of the 250 LM. The rest of the engine block - axle was quite similar to that of the 275 GTB, but reinforced. Two cars were built for the road with alloy wheels and Pirelli tyres, the competition cars being fitted with special Borrani wheels made of Dunlop racing steel wire.
A Ferrari 275 GTB/C won the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours in its category.
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