1968 Ferrari 612 Canam


1968 Ferrari 612 Canam

1968 Ferrari 612 Canam

This second model was built for the Can-Am Challenge Cups series (hence the name) and was a more powerful version of its predecessor with the 612 referring, in fact, to its six-litre 12-cylinder engine. The car was finished just in time to take part in the last race of the season at Las Vegas. In 1969, it was represented at Watkins Glen where Chris Amon managed third place behind the usual larger capacity American cars.

1968 Ferrari 612 Canam

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atM, Italy
engineV12
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement6222 cc / 379.7 in³
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke78 mm / 3.07 in
compression10.5:1
power462.3 kw / 619.9 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output99.63 bhp per litre
bhp/weight885.57 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front brakesVented Discs
rear brakesVented Discs
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight700 kg / 1543 lbs
wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track1603 mm / 63.1 in
rear track1590 mm / 62.6 in