Ferrari Dino 246 GT
|246 GT / 246 GTS|
|Class :||Sports car|
|Body versions :||Coupé|
|Engines:|| Petrol engines : |
|Wheelbase :||2280–2340 mm|
|Empty weight :||1000–1100 kg|
|Previous model||Dino 206 GT|
|successor||Ferrari Dino 308 GT 4|
Since the car has a V6 engine instead of the twelve-cylinder engine typical of Ferrari, it was not sold as a Ferrari, but under the Dino brand, which is named after the nickname of Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredo Ferrari . In its original condition, a dinosaur does not have the Ferrari logo or the Ferrari lettering. The Dino has its own emblem, which shows the name Dino in blue letters on a yellow background.
The Dino 246 was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in spring 1969 as the successor to the Dino 206 GT , the first mid-engine series car produced by Ferrari . The designation "246" refers to the 2.4 liter displacement and the six cylinders of the engine. The Dino 206/246 series formed the basis for later eight-cylinder constructions such as the successor Ferrari Dino 308 GT 4 , the Ferrari 308 and Ferrari 328 .
The Dino 246 differs from the Dino 206 GT in the flap that covers the tank cap on the left C-pillar . The wheelbase grew from 2280 to 2340 mm. While the body of the Dino 206 GT was made entirely of aluminum, the 246 body was made of steel. Only the hoods and doors of the first 246 series (L series) were still made of aluminum. The 65 ° V6 engine manufactured by Fiat now had an engine block made of cast iron instead of aluminum and grew by increasing the bore and stroke from 1987 cm³ to 2418 cm³. In 1970 the Rudge wheel locks were abandoned in favor of five wheel bolts.
The Dino 246 was built in three different series, which differ mainly in modifications to the gearbox. Within these series there were different basic variants for Europe, the USA and Great Britain. For series 1 or L ( tipo 607 L ) all included from 1969 to 1971 built vehicles with the chassis numbers 00402-01116 GT. The number 2 or M ( tipo 607 M ) comprised in 1971 assembled chassis no. 01118-02130 GT. The chassis numbers 02132 to 08518 GT / GTS, built from 1971 to 1974, belonged to series 3 or E ( tipo 607 E ).
By 1974 a total of 1868 Dino GT and 1274 Dino GTS had been built, according to other sources 1180 Dino GTS.
|Technical data Dino 206/246|
|Dino||206 GT||246 GT/GTS|
|Motor:||6-cylinder V-engine (four-stroke), fork angle 65 °, transversely behind cockpit|
|Displacement:||1987 cm³||2418 cm³|
|Bore × stroke:||86 × 57 mm||92,5 × 60 mm|
|Performance at 1 / min:||
132 kW |
143 kW |
|Max. Torque at 1 / min:||186 Nm at 6500||225 Nm at 4800|
|Mixture preparation:||3 downdraft twin carburettors Weber 40DCN14||3 downdraft twin carburettors Weber 40DCF14|
|Valve control:||DOHC , chain drive|
rear-wheel drive transmission
|Front suspension:||Triangle wishbone axle, coil springs|
|Rear suspension:||Triangle wishbone axle, coil springs|
|Brakes:||Girling disc brakes all around (diameter front 27, rear 25.4 cm), servo|
|Steering:||Rack and pinion steering|
|Body:||Aluminum on a grid frame|
|Track width front / rear:||1425/1400 mm||1425/1430 mm|
|Wheelbase:||2280 mm||2340 mm|
|Dimensions:||4200 × 1700 × 1115 mm||4210 × 1700 × 1115 mm|
|Empty weight:||1000 kg||GT: 1080 kg |
GTS: ca. 1100 kg
|Top speed:||235 km / h||235 km / h|
|0–100 km / h:||not specified|
|Consumption (liters / 100 kilometers):||16–21 S|
|Price:||DM 44.178 (1969)||GT: DM 39.960 (1973) |
GTS: DM 43.234 (1973)
- In the television series Die 2 , Tony Curtis drives a red 246 dinosaur in the role of Danny Wilde.
- In the pilot episode of the television series Hart but cordially , Robert Wagner also drives a red 246 dinosaur in the role of Jonathan Hart.
- From 1971 the six-cylinder engines of the Dino 246 GT were also installed in the Lancia Stratos HF . In contrast to the Stratos 0 model, the motor was not installed lengthways, but across the direction of travel as in the Dino. This allowed a short wheelbase and a very compact overall structure  .
- Godfrey Eaton: The Complete Ferrari. Cadogan Books, London 1985, ISBN 0-947754-10-5, S. 180–182.
- Automobil Revue , catalog numbers 1969 and 1973 (dates and prices).
- YouTube: FERRARI 246 GT / 246GT DINO 1972 Impressions of the Dino 246 GT