Dino F1 - 1957-60

Water-cooled V-6 at 65º 4 Main bearings

Cubic capacity 2417
Bore (mm) 85
Stroke (mm) 71
Carburation 3, twin choke Weber 42 DCNW
Compression ratio 9:1
Max RPM 9000
Valve gearing



Electrical System Twin ignition and magnetos, 2 plugs per cylinder.
Fuel used Pump

Tank Capacity (Imp. Gals) 31


Wheelbase 7' 3/4”

Track Front 4' 0 3/4”

Overall Length 12' 3”

Overall Breath 4' 9”

Overall Height 3' 2 2/4”

Ground Clearance Rear 4' 0 3/4”

Turning Circle

Weight (Dry)

Engine rear

Rear Seats 1

Chassis Tubular frame
Suspension Front traverse wishbones, coil springs.

Rear ('57) DeDion transverse leaf-spring. ('60) Wishbones, coil springs.
Steering Worm & roller
Tyres ('60) 5.00 x 16 (front) 7.00 x 16 (rear)
Wheels Wire
Brakes ('57) drum ('60) discs


Top Speed 180+ mph

Notes: This car started in 1957 as a F2 car with 1.5 litre engine; later rebored to 2.2 and used in F1. In 1958 a new chassis was made for a 2,417 c.c. Engine. Suspension was altered from leaf-spring to coil spring for the Grand Prix of Portugal, and disc brakes added to Hawthorn's car for Monza; when also a new engine was used (the 256) it was the old engine with the bore increased to 86 mm, giving a cubic capacity of 2,451c.c (this engine later produced 2,956 bhp at 8,600 rpm) Hawthorn won the 1958 World Drivers Championship, but Ferrari was only runner up in the Constructor's Championship (Vauxhall won.) 1959 saw a new body by Fantuzzi (of Maserati fame) and all the cars were fitted with disc brakes. For the U.S. Grand prix a new chassis for prepared, it was 10cm shorter than the old. A new single cam Dino engine was made for the 1960, but the engine did not produce enough power at high rpm so it was dropped. Rear suspension and 5 speed gearbox was added.