Ferrari 212 Export

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Ferrari 212 Export
Ferrari 212 Vignale 2 cropped.jpg
Manufacturer Ferrari
Production 1951
28 produced
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Layout FR layout
Related Ferrari 212 Inter
Engine 2,562 cc (156.3 cu in) SOHC Colombo V12
Transmission 5-speed manual, non-synchromesh, + reverse
Wheelbase 2,250 mm (88.6 in)
Predecessor 195 S
Successor 225 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.