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Overview

1962

196 SP

The traditional start of season press conference held in February 1962 saw the presentation of a whole series of rear-engined sports racing models with the result that the debut of the new 250 GT berlinetta, which later became the legendary 250 GTO, passed almost unnoticed. The sports models included the 196 SP which did not have a Dino engine, but was effectively a half of the 330’s V12 engine, from which it retained the bore and stroke. The 196 SP boasted the twin front air intakes first introduced on the single-seaters in 1961.

Ferrari 196 SP - 1962

Specifications

V6 Engine

Type rear, longitudinal 60° V6
Bore/stroke 77 x 71 mm
Unitary displacement 330.62 cc
Total displacement 1983.72 cc
Compression ratio 9.8 : 1
Maximum power 154 kW (210 hp) at 7500 rpm
Power per litre 106 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 42 DCN carburettors
Ignition single spark plugs per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes discs
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering rack-and-pinion
Fuel tank -
Front tyres 5.25 x 15
Rear tyres 6.50 x 15
Type two-seater spider
Length 4060 mm
Width 1480 mm
Height 970 mm
Wheelbase 2320 mm
Front track 1200 mm
Rear track 1200 mm
Weight 600 kg (dry)
Top speed 240 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -