Dino 206 GT
1968 / 1969
The ‘Dino’ trademark was created in 1964, partly to pay tribute to the late son and partly to legitimise an affordable entry-level model for Ferrari, without damaging the Ferrari name and reputation. The aluminium body, designed by Pinifarina stylist Aldo Brovarone, was produced by Scaglietti and mounted on a tubular chassis dear to Enzo Ferrari. With its attractive lines, the Dino 206 GT had a highly aerodynamic profile. The only difference from the Dino 206 GT prototype exhibited in Turin in 1967 was that the headlamp bubbles were dropped. The Dino is relatively light, with the Ferrari factory (always very optistic) claiming an unladen weight of 900 kg on the scale. In reality, the car was just over a tonne but still had an interesting power-to-weight ratio. Marketed as a low-cost model (for a Ferrari, that is), the Dino is priced at less than €15,000. The downside, visible in places, is the use of numerous Fiat components in the Dino’s cockpit.