In partnership with Ferrari, Fiat released their own version of a Dino in 1967. At the time Fiat was more capable of producing the small roadster car in larger numbers which satisfied FIA homologation rules.
The engine was developed by Aurelio Lampredi initially in 1987cc size which was later upgraded to 2400cc. Both engines were produced by Fiat at Turin including those later used by Ferrari.
Pininfarina was responsible to styling the Spider while Bertone styled the slightly longer Coupe