More power and torque thanks to a bigger engine for the Ferrari 212, making a mark in the USA for the first time
The 195's V12 was once again bored out, this time to 2562cc – or 212cc per cylinder, hence the name. Power and torque were improved, most notably to improve all-round flexibility. Ferrari's reputation continued to rise as the 212's competition victories were racked up. The 212 was an important Ferrari in the USA, where the Export model sold well. Also available in 212 Inter form, which meant road spec, and these cars received a lengthened 98.5in wheelbase. Still essentially based on the Type 166 and available with a myriad of coachbuilt bodies.