Engineer Vittorio Jano designed the V6 engine which had twin overhead camshafts. Loosely based on the V12, he changed the cylinder bank from 60 to 65 degrees which made the necessary room for carburetors. By 1966, a version of this engine was redesigned by Franco Rocchi and made its way into the 206 sports racing car.
Much like a scale version of the 330 P3, the standard 206 was bodied at Piero Drogo’s Carrozzeria Sports Cars and both featured the same shape, similar light alloy bodywork, semi-monocoque chassis and five-speed transaxles. Labor troubles meant that only 18 of the 206 SP were ever made, so homologation requirements meant that the model was restricted to Group 6 prototype racing.