1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet

The 212 Inter Cabriolet is a car from Ferrari, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a Pininfarina-designed 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 2.6 litre naturally aspirated 12 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) at 6500 rpm and 206 N·m (152 lb·ft/21 kgm) at 5250 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1000 kg.

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1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4100 mm
How heavy?
1000 kg
What size engine?
2.6 litre, 2562 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
206 Nm / 152 ft.lb / 21 kgm @ 5250 rpm

Ferrari 212 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2562 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW

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1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2600 mm 102.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1278 mm 50.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Length 4100 mm 161.4 inches
Width 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Height 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.58
Kerb weight 1000 kg 2205 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 105 litres 23.1 UK Gal 27.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12 in 60° vee
Capacity 2.6 litre
2562 cc
(156.343 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 68 × 58.8 mm
2.68 × 2.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.16
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output 65.6 bhp/litre
1.07 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 206 Nm (152 ft·lb) (21 kgm)
at 5250 rpm
Specific torque 80.41 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 3 Weber 32 DCF carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1010.4 kPa (146.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 213.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 170.34 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
125.28 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
168 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.98 kg/kW
13.33 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 4.50 x 15
Wheel size rear 4.50 x 15
Tyres front 6.40-15
Tyres rear 6.40-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 4.67
general
Carfolio.com ID305470
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet added 2013-02-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.