Ferrari 212 Export 

  • built in Italy
  • 1951-1952
  • 168 HP 2.6L
  • 123 mph
In the 1950s, the 212 Export became the racer of choice for premier events such as the Tour de France, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamerica.
Front wheels were located by double wishbones, while the rear used a live axle with transverse leaf springs.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 212 Export


212 Export
8.2 s
2.7 s

Top speed

212 Export
123 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph


212 Export
20.8 s
5.1 s

1/4 mile

212 Export
15.4 s
Agera R
10.1 s
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 212 Export

Number built

212 Export
27 cars
300 cars
4 cars


212 Export
168 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP

In The News From around the web


Ferrari 212 Export
Many 212s were upgraded to 225-spec engines and these cars are often referred to as type 212/225..
For the serious enthusiasts, 27 examples called the Export model were built for racing in the GT and sports classes.

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Spyder

Car & Driver News
Auto Shows arrow 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Spyder 2002 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance This is the first Ferrari ever road-tested by an English magazine (the Autocar), and was built for Count Marzotto, who sat down with Enzo Ferrari to spec out a car that could be used both in competition and as a grand tourer.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1951-1952
Number built 27 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 168 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 152 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,600 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8:1
Bore/stroke 2.68 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 123 mph
1/4 mile 15.4 s
0-60mph 8.2 s
0-100mph 20.8 s


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 140
Rear wheels 381/? 140

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,760 lb
Front track width 50 in
Wheelbase 87.4 in
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