Ferrari P6 Berlinetta Speciale concept
|Engine||rear mid V12|
|suspension||independent front and rear|
|wheel base||98.42 in, 2,500 mm|
|overall length||177.16 in, 4,500 mm|
|overall width||68.90 in, 1,750 mm|
|overall height||44.49 in, 1,130 mm|
|front track||58.27 in, 1,480 mm|
|rear track||58.27 in, 1,480 mm|
The Ferrari P6 Berlinetta Speciale was a concept car designed by Pininfarina in 1968.
The Ferrari P6 was designed by Pininfarina and first shown to the public at Turin Salon in 1968.The P6 was left-hand drive with a central gearchange and V12 engine later fitted.
The P6 was the fourth Pininfarina styling concept created on the Dino chassis. Although at first completed as an engine-less concept car, the P6 was later fitted with a mid-longitudinally-mounted engine out as a high revving F1 unit a three-litre 60° V12.with around 400bhp at 9200rpm.dual overhead camshafts, three valves per cylinder, twin plug ignition and Lucas fuel-injection. The V12 engine the inspiration for Pininfarina's mid-engine production Ferraris that would come in the early 1970s, though the prototype was only a rolling chassis Enzo Ferrari was still conservative with regard to the technological advancements of the cars for the road. The car design was to form the basis of the Ferrari 365 BB first shown in 1971.
The P6 was based on Dino 206S chassis. This was a tubular steel with alloy panels riveted in place to create a semi-monocoque.
The wheelbase was 2280mm Fully independent suspension was via unequal-length wishbones, coil springs and telescopic Koni shocks plus an anti-roll bar front and rear. Five-spoke Campagnolo alloy wheels with single centre locking hub nut. Ventilated disc brakes were supplied by Dunlop and mounted outboard at the front, inboard at the rear.
The finished car was painted white with satin black bumpers. The bodywork incorporated a pointed type nose with full width intake, also row of three headlights per side were located under etched plexi glass plastic covers. A three-window design cockpit the raked windshield flows into a roof line and fastback rear cabin with rear windscreen louvres fort the mid-engine design and small wraparound quarter bumpers. The interior including the carpet red, fitted with bucket type seats and anti-glare concave dashboard and conventional instrumentation binnacle with extra gauges located in a centre pod on the transmission tunnel with an open gate gearchange.
After it was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in November 1968, the P6 concept was returned to Pininfarina.
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