Two versions of the 250 Sport-derived 250 MM were built: a Pininfarina berlinetta, which hailed in a whole new era in design, and a barchetta by Vignale. Significant improvements had been made to both the engine and the suspensions with the addition of Houdaille shocks. Although the gearbox was designed with only four synchronised gears, the car was much easier to handle (the gears were much easier to change?). In addition to victories on its home turf, the 250 MM also scored some early successes in the States with Phil Hill at the wheel.
MAXIMUM POWER @ 7200 rpm
Typefront, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke73 x 58.8mm
Compression ratio9 : 1
Maximum power176 kW (240 hp) at 7200 rpm
Power per litre81hp/l
Valve actuationsingle overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder