The Ferrari Dino 246 GT was introduced in 1966 on the Geneva Motor Show. To homologate the V6 engine, which had been designed and built originally for a race car, Ferrari had to build at least 500 production vehicles with street worthiness. Therefore a small series of the racing car type Dino 206S was build in cooperation with Fiat,. The name “Dino” was given by Enzo Ferrari in memory of his deceaased son.
One year after the presentation of the 206S, the production of the 246 GT vehicles started. This little sports car also had the V6 mid engine with 195 HP at 7900 RPM. With the 2.4 liter engine and its 2418 ccm, the small Ferrari Dino achieved a top speed of 240 km/h and it accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 sec. With this series of the small sports car, the 206 and the 246, the Dino ´s, Ferrari set an accents into a new direction. They were cheaper and could take it up with Porsche and similar competitors.
All wheels are suspended individually, thus the Dino gets its sporty grip. The outstanding technology proofes itself especially in curves.
The mid-engine is installed crosswise, as in the racing cars.
In the Interior, the sporty origin is not to denied. Low-slung bucket seats and a handy steering wheel underscore the sense of speed.
A Total of 3912 vehicles of the type 246 GT models were built. They are considered to be top sports cars of the 70’s.