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The Dino 206 S: A Rare and Important Milestone in the Arc of the Dino Race Car’s Development

The Dino 206 S is a sports prototype produced by Ferrari in 1966–1967 under the Dino marque. Ferrari planned to construct at least fifty units for the Sport 2.0 L Group 4 category homologation by the CSI. There were only 18 produced, therefore the automobile had to participate in the Prototype 2.0-liter class.

A naturally aspirated V6 engine with a displacement of 1986.60 cc powers the Dino 206 S. At 9000 rpm, this engine's maximum output is 162 kW (220 horsepower). Rear wheel drive (RWD) with a speed transmission transfers power to the road. Dino 206 S's top speed ranged from 260 to 270 km/h (161 to 168 mph).

There were two direct predecessors to the Dino 206 S. The first was the Dino 166 P from 1965, which served as the brand's first sports prototype and showcased the new rear-engined chassis and updated exterior. The other, the 206 SP, served as the foundation for the development of the 65° DOHC race engine.

Porsche 906s from the manufacturer and from private owners competed against the Dino 206 S. It turned out to be a turning point in the Dino 206 S's racing career. The Dino gained popularity between 1966 and 1968 as a competitive vehicle that was durable and had a dependable, potent engine.

A 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S that was highly sought after was sold by RM Sotheby's auction in 2012 for €2.5 million. In 2014, the auction house sold another Dino 206 S for $2.2 million.

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