Ferrari 212 Export

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Ferrari 212 Export
File:Ferrari 212 Vignale 2 cropped.jpg
Manufacturer Ferrari
Production 1951
28 produced
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Layout FR layout
Related Ferrari 212 Inter
Engine 2,562 cc (156.3 cu in) SOHC Colombo V12
Transmission 5-speed manual, non-synchromesh, + reverse
Wheelbase 2,250 mm (88.6 in)
Predecessor 195 S
Successor 225 S

The Ferrari 212 Export was a sports racing car produced by Ferrari in 1951 to replace the 195 S. It had a shorter wheelbase than the road-oriented Ferrari 212 Inter model, which was a Grand tourer.

The Colombo 2.6 L (2563 cc/156 in³) engine used in the Export had an 8.0:1 compression ratio, up from the 7.5:1 ratio used in the Inter. Customers who wanted the Export to be a faster GT than the Inter ordered the engine with one Weber 36 DCF carburetor, which would give a power output of 150 bhp (112 kW) at 6000 rpm. Most Exports were used in competition and were fitted with a more complicated setup with three Weber 32 DCF carburetors, yielding a power output of 175 bhp (130 kW; 177 PS) at 6500 rpm.

Twenty-eight 212 Export models were built.

In 1951, 212 Exports took the first three places in the Tour de France automobile racing event and won the Giro di Sicilia and the Giro di Toscana motor races.