Delicious Sound of the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

Delicious Sound of the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

The 625/250 TRC is the Winningest Ferrari Ever

The Ferrari 625/250 TRC.  It won over 50 races and was driven by such notables as Richie Ginther, Phil Hill, Caroll Shelby, Ken Miles, Jack Nethercutt and John von Neumann, and is one of the most successful Ferrari chassis of all time in private ownership.  The first outing was at Avandaro, Mexico where it won convincingly followed by eight further victories at Sacramento, Pomona, Hawaii and Laguna Seca. It also won its class in a number of European Hillclimbs. In 1958 Neumann acquired one of the first new 250 Testa Rossas which he raced until the end of 1959 when thoughts of creating a hybrid competition Ferrari were finalized by combining the superb road holding of the 500 TRC with the power advantage of the V12 250. This shoe-horning exercise was undertaken by Richie Ginther and the resultant increase in performance was quantified by winning ten events during the next year, beating much more powerful competitors such as Jaguar D types, Corvettes and 860 Monza Ferraris.

 

It won over 50 races and been driven by such notables as Richie Ginther, Phil Hill, Caroll Shelby, Ken Miles, Jack Nethercutt and John von Neumann, and is one of the most successful Ferrari chassis of all time in private ownership.

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