Ferrari 286 SP - 1962


286 SP

This second model that debuted at the 1962 press conference is very similar indeed to the 196 SP both in terms of dimensions and styling. The body, in fact, was built to comply with the new FIA regulations with a windscreen and tail that were much lower than the previous 246 SP prototype’s. The engine was not a Dino as the angle between the two cylinder banks was 60° and not 65° and could really have been considered half a 12-cylinder. This model had no successor because the big V6 was abandoned in favour of the new V8 engines.


V6 Engine

Type rear, longitudinal 60° V6
Bore/stroke 90 x 75 mm
Unitary displacement 477.13 cc
Total displacement 2862.78 cc
Compression ratio 9.5 : 1
Maximum power 191 kW (260 hp) at 6800 rpm
Power per litre 91 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 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 7.00 x 15
Type two-seater spider
Length 4060 mm
Width 1480 mm
Height 970 mm
Wheelbase 2320 mm
Front track -
Rear track -
Weight 620 kg (dry)
Top speed -
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -