1971 Ferrari 3Z Spider


1971 Ferrari 3Z Spider

1971 surprised everyone with a new chapter in the collaboration between Ferrari and Zagato. More than twenty years after the first Zagato-Ferrari, the two big names appeared together again, on the 3Z built for Luigi Chinetti on 250 SWB chassis #2491 GT.

Designed by Giuseppe Mittino, who had been in charge of projects and design at Zagato since 1970, this 12-cylinder model was decidedly angular and aggressive. It featured several original solutions such as the mobile lids with slits like those on the helmet of an ancient suit of armour, that hid the front light clusters, and the position of the rear lights recessed into the body.

The car reflected Zagato’s philosophy of the moment – styling with clean, strong lines on geometric volumes – which had already been adopted successfully on the Alfa Romeo Junior Z, the first wedge-shaped car of its day.

Story by Zagato, edited by Supercars.net

1971 Ferrari 3Z Spider

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeLimited Production Car
engineTipo 168, Colombo, Aluminum Alloy 60 Degree V12
aspirationNatural
valvetrainSOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed36 DCL Carburettors
displacement2953 cc / 180.2 in³
bore73 mm / 2.87 in
stroke58.8 mm / 2.31 in
compression9.7:1
power186.4 kw / 250 bhp
specific output84.66 bhp per litre
body / frameSteel Body over Steel Tube Frame
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBorrani Wire Wheels
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
steeringZF Worm & Wheel
f suspensionDouble Wishbonesw
r suspensionLive Axle
length4430 mm / 174.4 in
width1980 mm / 78.0 in
height1130 mm / 44.5 in
transmission4-Speed Manual