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Fiat Dino


Fiat Dino

The Dino was a well-produced joint effort by Ferrari, who needed a large company to produce its Formula 2 V6 engine and Fiat, who wanted an open-top sportscar with real credibility. The result was excellent, a high performance car with independent suspension for a great handling. The Pininfarina-styled convertible appeared first at the Turin Motor Show, Italy in 1964, while the Bertone-designed coupe came three years later. Fiat's Dino shared the Ferrari Dino's engine and gearbox, and early versions used a live rear axle, though this was changed in 1969 to an independent suspension with struts and semi-trailing arms. However, the convertible was 12 inches (305mm) shorter than the later coupe, which made it more nimble, despite the rear end handicap. While the Dino was never available in the USA, all were left-hand drive, so many have since found their way there.

Fiat Dino Specifications

Top speed:130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.7 sec
Engine type:V6
Displacement:147 ci (2,418 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:180 bhp (134 kW) @ 6,600 rpm
Max torque:159 lb ft (215 Nm) @ 4,600 rpm
Weight:2,579 lb (1,172 kg)
Economy:18 mpg (6.4 km/I)
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