The Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

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Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

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Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – Key Details

Ferrari Dino 246 GTSDetail
Launched: 1972
Engine: V6 – Rear Engine
Power: 143 kW (195 hp) at 7600 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 246 GTS

FERRARI DINO 246 GTS – THE V6 DYNAMO

Like the 206 GT before it, the Ferrari Dino 246 GTS represented a truly rare departure for the Italian carmaker. And it was a successful departure at that. With a lower price and many novel features, these open-roof Dino models were taking aim at Porsches. Ferrari figured to sway buyers with its typical Italian exuberance and charm. It didn’t hurt that the 246 GTS was an absolute stunner, either. And, compared to the Dino 206 GT that preceded it, the 246 GTS had one more trick up its sleeve: power.

ONE GLORIOUS V6

The 206’s 2-liter V6 engine was upped to 2.4-litre V6 for duty in the 246. Power was subsequently increased from 160 to an impressive 195bhp. Unfortunately for the Americans, their version received a de-tuned version making just 175 ponies. Even though it produced significantly more power, though, the Dino 246 GTS didn’t feel quite as powerful as fans of the 206 had expected.

That’s because it wasn’t quite the same car as the 206 in some other important ways. The main difference was in the body panels – they were now made of steel instead of aluminium. Add in the larger engine, and we are talking about a 180-kg (400 lb) increase in weight. That’s quite a lot of mass for a vehicle with a total dry weight of just 1,080kg (2,381 lbs). Top speed was listed at 146mph, while the 0 – 60 time was 5.5 seconds.

Luckily for everyone, the 246 sported the same Leonardo Fiorvanti-designed exterior as the 206. Even though it was now constructed out of heavier steel, its curvaceous lines were enough to cause envy on the boardwalks. Those epic proportions also made it one of the last “soft” Ferraris, with later designs such as the 308 GT4 using new angular design language.

PRODUCTION

From 1971 until 1974, 1,274 Dino 246 GTS models were built. Together with its hard topped 246 GT sibling, it represented the most successful Ferrari model ever made up to that time.  The sharp-angled 308 GT4 would take over as the Ferrari’s mid—engined Dino offering in 1973. However, even though that model sported a powerful V8, it would never come close to matching the sales figures of the Dino 246 GTS.

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Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed146 mph / 235 km/h
Engine
TypeV6
Overall displacement2419 cm3
Max. power output*143 kW (195 hp) at 7600 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length4235 mm
Width1700 mm
Height1135 mm
Dry weight**1080 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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