1966

Ferraru 330 P3

Following the release of the 330 P2, Ferrari evolved the model into another release of the 330 P series. 1966 was when the Ferrari P3 was first seen, the main difference between the P2 and the P3 was the Lucas fuel injection system and the ZF 5-speed transmission. The exquisite build of the 330 P3 consisted of a unique shape for its time was an excellent vehicle that was designed for racing.

The Ford GT40 was in direct competition with all of the 330 models made by Ferrari. The automobile company Ford had stepped up their game in the car manufacturing industry in previous years, and had trumped Ferrari in 1966 according to race car enthusiasts.

THE BODY

The Ferrari 330 P3 has a tubular chasis with a fibre glass tub. This was revolutionary for its time as it was and still is deemed a unique shape for vehicles to be designed. 

 

Inside the fibreglass tub consisted of the engine and the gearbox, which were both a critical and significant feature of the automobile, and furthermore increased the stability and strength of the car. The doors were also made from a fibreglass material increasing aero-dynamics.

the engine

The engine of the 330 P3 consisted of 12 cylinders. The V12 motor weighed just under 30kg than the P2 model. This happened from the redesigned cylinder heads, and the new Lucas injection system.

 

The 5-Speed transmission was note worthy for the succession of the vehicle winning significant races by Parked/Scarfiotti at Spa, and by Surtees/Parkes at the 1000 km of Monza. Operating at 410 horse power it was regarded as one of the most beautiful race cars in the world, and here at Cavallino Motorsport, we can definitely agree!

FERRARI 330 p3 FAST FACTS

The top speed of the Ferrari 330 p3 is 310 km/h!

The Ferrari 330 P3 was sold in the year 2000 for $5.6m USD. After infaltion the price today would be just over 9 million USD!

The Ferrari 330 P3 has a v12 engine that can displace 3967.44 cc!

specifications

engine

Type

Rear, longitudinal 60° V12

Bore/stroke

77 x 71 mm

Unitary displacement

330.62 cc

Total displacement

3967.44 cc

Compression ratio

10.5 : 1

Maximum power

309 kW (420 hp) at 8000 rpm

Power per litre

106 hp/l

Maximum torque

Valve actuation

twin overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder

Fuel feed

Lucas indirect injection

Ignition

twin spark plug per cylinder, two coils

Lubrication

dry sump

Clutch

multi-plate

Chassis

Frame

tubular steel

Front suspension

independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

Brakes

discs

Transmission

5-speed + reverse

Steering

rack-and-pinion

Fuel tank

capacity 114 litres

Front tyres

5.50 x 15

Rear tyres

7.00 x 15

bodywork

Type

two-seater spider, berlinetta

Length

4170 mm

Width

1780 mm

Height

950 mm

Wheelbase

2400 mm

Front track

1462 mm

Rear track

1431 mm

Weight

851 kg (dry)

Performance

Top speed

310 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

0-400 m

0-1000 m

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