Ferrari 196 SP 

  • built in Italy
  • 1963
  • 210 HP 2.0L
This design provided a basis for all sports prototypes to follow.
Once the space and weight could be dealt with, then Chiti could move on the larger engines which would optimize engine capacity restrictions.

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 196 SP


196 SP
210 HP
987 HP

Engine size

196 SP
1,983 cc
7,993 cc
Corvette Z06
7,011 cc

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Ferrari 196 SP
By 1962, Ferrari found a more ideal engine that was in between the heavy V12 and limited V6.
These victories were an important step for Ferrari's rear engine sports prototypes and paved the way for the 250P leading up to the 330 P4.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1963


Drivetrain Rear Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.82 lb/hp
Maximum hp 210 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,983 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 2.8 in / 3.03 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,433 lb
Front track width 48.8 in
Wheelbase 91.3 in
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