Ferrari Dino 246 S

Just like the two-litre version, the Dino 246 S shared a similar styling to the 250 Testa Rossa of the same era, but was equipped with an engine derived from Formula 1.

This version debuted in January 1960 at the Buenos Aires 100 km during the Temporada Argentina in the hands of Scarfiotti and Gonzalez.

Two cars also took part in the Targa Florio, coming home second and fourth respectively.

Although the Dino 246 S was subsequently used extensively by privateers, the official Ferrari works drivers only fielded the 250 Testa Rossa.

The car picture above was campaigned by SB at Goodwood in 2009 and finished second over all! It was the car that finished the Targa Florio in second in period.

Ferrari Dino 246 S Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1960

type front, longitudinal 60° V6
bore/stroke 85 x 71 mm
unitary displacement 402.88 cc
total displacement 2417.33 cc
compression ratio 9.8 : 1
maximum power 184 kW (250 hp) at 7500 rpm
power per litre 103 hp/l
maximum torque
valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed three Weber 42 DCN carburettors
ignition single spark plug per cylinder, single coil
lubrication wet sump
clutch multi-plate
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension live axle, radius arms, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
brakes discs
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering rack-and-pinion
fuel tank capacity 120 litres
front tyres 5.50 x 15
rear tyres 6.00 x 15
type two-seater spider
wheelbase 2160 mm
front track 1245 mm
rear track 1205 mm
weight 640 kg (dry)
top speed
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m