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 byRichard Owen
engine60 Degree V6
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainSOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed3 Weber 42 DCN Carburetors
displacement1983.7 cc / 121.0 in³
bore77 mm / 3.03 in
stroke71 mm / 2.8 in
power149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output100.86 bhp per litre
bhp/weight294.12 bhp per tonne
body / frameType 534B Tubular Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBorrani RW
front tires3560/5.50L x 15
rear tires3391/6.00L x 15
front brakesDunlop Discs
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDunlop Discs
r brake sizemm / in
steeringDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs
f suspensionLive Axle w/Coil Springs
curb weight680 kg / 1499 lbs
wheelbase2160 mm / 85.0 in
front track1245 mm / 49.0 in
rear track1205 mm / 47.4 in
transmission534/657 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1