Classic Car | Ferrari Dino 246 GT (1969)
Much too often cars are rigid. The lines and angles are harsh and, unless there's something crazy beneath the hood, they become an entire clone of something else. The soft lines upon the Ferrari Dino 246 GT tells us this car is supposed to become driven fast and playfully. If we'd one, we'd oblige.
After Ferrari had built and raced a series of six- and eight-cylinder cars beneath the Dino banner (so named to commemorate Enzo’s fallen son ), it was eventually inevitable that the road-going car could be built under this name, and in 1968 the gorgeous mid-engined, two-seat Dino 206 GT appeared. Like many Ferraris from the period, the Dino’s beautiful body was designed by Pininfarina and produced by Scaglietti, and during this case was aluminum to the entire run of 150 built in late 1968 and 1969. The transverse mounted 2-liter, 160-hp V-6 had an aluminum block also, built by Fiat.
A similar 2. 0L engine was used inside the Fiat Dino Coupe and Spider, produced during a similar period. The conversion from the Dino 196 racing engine for road-going use inside the Dino (and also the two Fiat models ) was entrusted by Fiat to Aurelio Lampredi, to whom Ferrari owed numerous great engines. Lampredi, interviewed in the first 1980s (he died in 1989 in the age of 71 ), noted that, Things did not work out exactly as Ferrari had foreseen. Ferrari had counted building the engines at Maranello, but Fiat’s management insisted on taking control of production, to avoid any breaks inside the engine supply.
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