|Sir Stirling Moss said it was one of the best front-engine Formula One cars he had ever driven. The great Juan Manuel Fangio broke the Nürburgring track record in a 250F nine times in ten laps in one race, overcoming a 48-second gap to win the German Grand Prix on the second-to-last lap. These are just a few of the tales from the cigar-bodied 250F’s storied history as one of the last of the front-engine racers of its era. There were only 26 examples ever produced and their racing spanned from 1954 to 1960. Piloting the 2.5-liter V12-powered lithe tube frame chassis on ancient tire technology not much wider than the accelerator pedal was not for the faint of heart. The fuel mixture contained methanol, gasoline, acetone, benzol, and castor oil, a potent and poisonous mix. The notion of seat belts seemed absurd as it was preferable to be thrown from the vehicle than be burnt alive in a crash. While you will be safe racing the 250F in Forza, spare a thought for the motorsport heroes that risked their lives every time they climbed in behind the massive steering wheel.|
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Performance & Division
The Birth of Grand Prix
Tier 4 - Super Rare (+900)
Top Speed: 180.2 mph (289.9 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.282 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.882 secs.
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 108.2 ft (33 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 281.1 ft (85.7 m)
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.14 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.11 g
|Conversion - Aspiration|
|1950s||250F · 300 S · A6GCS/53 Pininfarina Berlinetta|
|1960s||Tipo 61 Birdcage|
|2000s||#9 MC12, #15 MC12, #35 MC12 · Maserati GranSport · Gran Turismo · MC12 (MC12 Versione Corsa)|
|2010s||#35 MC Trofeo · Gran Turismo S (Forza Edition, Gran Turismo MC GT4) · Ghibli S · Ghibli S F&F Edition · Levante S · Quattroporte Sport GT S|
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