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1959 Ferrari 196 S ‘Dino’

The Ferrari 196 Dino was the first Ferrari sports car to receive the V6 engine. Essentially the new V6 resembled half a V12 at a 1.9-liter capacity.

The 196 Dino was briefly raced by the factory with little success. It was also the only Ferrari sports car that used the Dino V6 in the front of the car. A similar car, the 196 SP was released in 1961. It featured the same engine in the rear of the car.

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1959 Ferrari 196 S ‘Dino’

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine 60 Degree V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 3 Weber 42 DCN Carburetors
displacement 1983.7 cc / 121.0 in³
bore 77 mm / 3.03 in
stroke 71 mm / 2.8 in
compression 9.8:1
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 100.86 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 294.12 bhp per tonne
body / frame Type 534B Tubular Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Borrani RW
front tires 3560/5.50L x 15
rear tires 3391/6.00L x 15
front brakes Dunlop Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Dunlop Discs
r brake size mm / in
steering Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs
f suspension Live Axle w/Coil Springs
curb weight 680 kg / 1499 lbs
wheelbase 2160 mm / 85.0 in
front track 1245 mm / 49.0 in
rear track 1205 mm / 47.4 in
transmission 534/657 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1