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1963 $3M Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Review

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The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is a GT car which was manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari from 1962[3] to 1964. Sometimes known as the GTL, GT/L or just Lusso, it is larger and more luxurious[α] than the 250 GT Berlinetta.The Ferrari 250 GT Lusso is one of the most beautiful vintage Ferrari models. Today I’m reviewing this Ferrari Lusso to show you why the 250 Lusso is worth $3 million.

source/image(PrtSc): Doug DeMuro

The 250 GT/L Lusso used a Colombo-designed V12 engine with a displacement of 2,953.21 cc.This engine developed an output of 240 hp (180 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 242 N⋅m torque at 5,500 rpm. It was able attain a maximum speed of 240 km/h (150 mph), thus becoming the fastest passenger car of that period, and required only 7 to 8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph).

As a variation of the luxurious 250 GT, the 250 GT Lusso had a spacious interior, made possible by the forward position of the engine; this was an unusual design choice at the time for Ferrari, known for their sports cars which emphasized even front/rear weight distribution. As the car was only a two-seater, there was a fairly capacious boot space with a parcel shelf, covered in quilted leather.

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While 250 GT Lusso was a civilized sport car, it was nevertheless “recommended in preference to young and flexible passengers” due to the fixed-position seatbacks. Despite this, the pedals were adjustable to 5 cm (2.0 inches), as in the racing versions.[18] The design of the instrument panel, covered with soft and black leather was unusual; the tachometer, with a red zone beginning at 8,000 rpm, and the speedometer were placed at the center slightly tilted towards the driver./Doug DeMuro

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