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Ferrari 212

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Ferrari 212

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2562 cm3 / 156.3 cu in / 156.3 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 216.0 N·m / 159.3 lb·ft / 159.3 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FerrariIssued from1951
Model212Issued until
Serie212Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFerrariCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3715 mm / 146.3 in / 146.3 inTotal (curb) weight923 kg / 2035 lb / 2035 lb
Width1559 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
Height1083 mm / 42.6 in / 42.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity159 l / 35.0 UK gal / 42.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.44 m2 / 15.4 sq ft / 15.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerFerrariValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke58.8 mm / 2.31 in / 2.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.16
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2562 cm3 / 156.3 cu in / 156.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity213.50 cm3/cylinder / 13.029 cu in/cylinder / 13.029 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque216.0 N·m / 159.3 lb·ft / 159.3 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.4 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.8 kW/l / 0.895 bhp/cu in / 0.895 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.3 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sTop (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sPower-to-weight ratio151.7 kW/ton / 114.9 bhp/ton / 114.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ferrari 212

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