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 by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at M, Italy
engine V12
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 6222 cc / 379.7 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 78 mm / 3.07 in
compression 10.5:1
power 462.3 kw / 619.9 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 99.63 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 885.57 bhp per tonne
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front brakes Vented Discs
rear brakes Vented Discs
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 700 kg / 1543 lbs
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track 1603 mm / 63.1 in
rear track 1590 mm / 62.6 in