The name of Dino is attached to these new products, both for the car models and for the engines. A motorist engineer in the company of his father, Dino Ferrari had died at age 24 of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 1956.
The model designation is changing. The first two digits denote the displacement in deciliters and the third digit is the number of cylinders.
The press conference of February 1962 is an accumulation of wonders. The 156 has dominated the Formula 1 throughout 1961. The brand new 250 GTO demonstrates Ferrari's full control of performance in Grand Touring. On their side Ferrari displays the already known 246 SP along with the 196 SP and 286 SP widening the range of the 6 cylinders, and the very new 248 SP.
Body development for the new prototypes is entrusted to Fantuzzi. The protruding nose is validated by wind tunnel testing.
The experimental phase goes on. The 248 SP is not powerful enough. Ferrari upgrades two 248 SP cars into a new standard, 268 SP. One of them bodied by Fantuzzi is for sale by RM Sotheby's in Monterey on August 20, lot 240. Each of these SP development references is of the highest rarity.
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