The Fiat Dino Spider was released at the Turin Motor Show in October 1966. Featuring coachwork by the famous Pininfarina, Ferrari Dino GT Engine, rear drive, and the comforts of modern interior.
The name Dino came about as Enzo Ferrari was on a mission to have the 2.0L V6 (Ferrari Dino) engine homologated to run in Formula F2. Since a small boutique manufacture like Ferrari were unable to produce the required units, an agreement was publicly made that Fiat would produce the 500 necessary engines needed to meet the FIA homologation standards. These were to be installed in a GT car later designated the Fiat Dino, named after the Ferrari Dino it shared running gear with.
The earliest examples featured the 2.0-litre, while later cars received the 2.4-litre variant, both of which were backed by a five-speed manual transmission. Performance was exceptional for a two-litre car, with the open spider capable of 0–60 mph in only seven seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. The Fiat Dino was offered either as a coupe or a spider, designed by Bertone and Pininfarina, respectively. Fiat produced the Dino from 1966 to 1973, during which time 7,803 examples were produced.
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