Ferrari 212 Export - 1951


212 Export

Gioachino Colombo’s V12 was given a further boost in power to 2562.51 cm3. A new chassis was constructed; one with a more rigid undercarriage, to be able to withstand the 150 bhp the engine was capable of delivering. In the 212 Vittorio Marzotto won the Targa Florio and the Taruffi-Chinetti team came first in the Carrera Panamerica.

Accurate selection of the best shots of the 212 Export in high definition. The photo gallery shows the distinctive features of this model Ferrari in 1951, focusing on the details and the most important parts.


V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 68 x 58.8 mm
Unitary displacement 213.54 cc
Total displacement 2562.51 cc
Compression ratio 8.4 : 1
Maximum power 121 kW (165 hp) at 7000 rpm
Power per litre 64 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 36 DCF carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch single-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 120 litres
Front tyres 5.50 x 16
Rear tyres 5.50 x 16
Type two-seater berlinetta, spider, cabriolet
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2250 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Weight 850 kg (dry, berlinetta)
Top speed 220 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -