Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 1963 Beechcraft.psd
The Ferrari 250 GT Lusso from 1964 is the most iconic sports car to come out of Italy. The name is taken from the design of the car, which was similar to a scaled down version of the Lamborghini of the same model. The car was introduced in the year when the world was in the midst of the 1960's hair styling revolution, and the car was a huge success because it was one of the first models to use full-face liveries that included the front and rear quarter treatments. Designed by Pininfarina, this Italian sports car is the vehicle that can be considered as the birth of the modern sports car. It is also one of the few cars to feature four wheels and a rear-engine layout, making it one of the most technologically advanced and elegant of all sports cars.
The bodywork on this model was made from fiberglass and this was also the first of its kind to feature side skirts, spoilers, and quad exhausts. The engine was fitted with the now standard three-cylinder V-Twin, producing a total of approximately 120 horsepower. To improve fuel economy, manual transmissions were fitted. The car also benefited from a short body length, which helped reduce aerodynamic drag and increase air resistance at high speeds. All these benefits translated into increased acceleration from a standing start and a maximum speed of nearly 50 mph.
The car also featured air vents behind the headlights that cooled the engine air and decreased fuel consumption through the cooling effects on the entire car. An aluminum-alloy body frame, featuring Brembo front and rear calipers, and hydraulic Brembo brakes were fitting, both adding to the Lusso's sleek look. A three-point seat and standard dual-knob suspension were also standard, helping to improve comfort and performance.