The Ferrari Dino 206 GT

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Ferrari Dino 206 GT – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Dino 206 GT

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Ferrari Dino 206 GT – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari Dino 206 GT – Key Details

Ferrari Dino 206 GTDetail
Launched: 1967
Engine: V6 – Rear Engine
Power: 132 kW (180 hp) at 8000 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed:235 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Dino 206 GT

FERRARI DINO 206 GT – FERRARI’S NEW EXPERIMENT

It may have been sold under the Dino brand, but the Dino 206 GT still had heaps of Ferrari DNA. This 1968 model was a fresh new experiment for the manufacturer, and using a new marque gave them the latitude they needed to test some fresh new ideas. While some Ferrari aficionados may have been disappointed by the rather paltry power output, few who experienced the 206 GT found anything to complain about. Using plenty of new-for-Ferrari tech, this Dino would be recognized as a ground-breaking design for the Italian carmaker.

A CURIOUS ENGINE CHOICE

Although the 2.0-litre V6 was a race-derived engine, having been developed from the 196 S’s 1.9-litre unit, it also shared duty in the Fiat Dino of the same era. Jointly developing engines with lesser makes certainly wasn’t a normal occurrence for Ferrari, and Enzo reportedly wasn’t too happy with the arrangement. The smallish V6 produced 160 bhp at its 8,000 rpm redline, even if Ferrari at first claimed that the output was actually 180 bhp. Matched up with a 5-speed manual gearbox, however, that small V6 allowed the 206 GT to achieve a remarkable 900 kg dry weight. With so few kgs to cart around, you can see why the V6 could make do with just 160 bhp. Top speed was rated at a respectable 146 mph.

ICONIC LINES

Leonard Fiorvanti, working for Pininfarina, drew up the design for the Dino 206 GT’s bodywork. Modern features like an all-aluminium body, fully independent suspension, and disc brakes at all four corners set the model apart from more common vehicles of its era. The Dino 206 GT wasn’t done there, however, as it was also notable for being the first Ferrari to feature rack-and-pinion steering as well as an electronic ignition. Reviewers found the 206 GT to be not only pleasing to the eye, but a great performer as well with excellent handling characteristics.

FINAL THOUGHTS

In its two production years, only 152 Dino 206 GTs were made – all left-hand drive. That’s okay, though, as this model paved the way for the mass-produced Dino 246 GT, of which over 3,700 units reached the road. The 206 remains a popular model, having been recognized by multiple publications as one of the greatest Ferraris of all time.

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Ferrari Dino 206 GT – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed146 mph / 235 km/h
Engine
TypeV6
Overall displacement1986 cm3
Max. power output*132 kW (180 hp) at 8000 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length4150 mm
Width1700 mm
Height1115 mm
Dry weight**900 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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