Ferrari 212 Export

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Ferrari 212 Export
Replica of Ferrari 212 Vignale 2 cropped.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Production1951
28 produced
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
LayoutFR layout
RelatedFerrari 212 Inter
Powertrain
Engine2,562 cc (156.3 cu in) SOHC Colombo V12
Transmission5-speed manual, non-synchromesh, + reverse
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,250 mm (88.6 in)
Chronology
Predecessor195 S
Successor225 S

The Ferrari 212 Export was a sports racing car produced by Ferrari in 1951 to replace the 195 S. It had a shorter wheelbase than the Ferrari 212 Inter grand tourer.

The Colombo 2.6 L (2563 cc/156 in³) V12 used in the Export had an 8.0:1 compression ratio, up from the 7.5:1 ratio used in the Inter. Rather than the Inter's 150 bhp (112 kW) at 6000 rpm single Weber 36 DCF carburetor engine, most Exports were fitted with a more complicated three Weber setup yielding 175 bhp (130 kW; 177 PS) at 6500 rpm.

Twenty-eight 212 Export models were built, most of them used in competition.[citation needed]

In 1951, 212 Exports took the first three places in the Tour de France automobile racing event and won the Giro di Sicilia and the Giro di Toscana motor races.

References[edit]

  • "www.QV500.com - Ferrari 212 Part 2: 212 Export". QV500.com. 2001. Archived from the original on October 25, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-05. External link in |work= (help)
  • "2001 Tour Auto". Barchetta-The Classic and Sports Car Channel. Retrieved 2009-01-05. External link in |work= (help)