Ferrari – Dino 246 GT
Late in the 1950s and into the early 1960s, Ferrari developed a series of V6 engines for use in Formula 1, Formula 2, and sports racing cars. As a budding engineer, Enzo’s young son Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari played an essential role in the development of these engines and was a leading proponent of the V6 layout. These engines proved to be very successful for Scuderia Ferrari in many forms of motorsport, including securing the 1961 Formula 1 World Championship with the Tipo 156 driven by Phil Hill. Sadly, Dino suffered from a form of muscular dystrophy and passed away in 1956, never getting to see his efforts come to fruition. In a personal tribute to his son, Enzo ensured, and Ferrari V6 engines would carry the Dino name on the cam covers from then on. Later in the decade, the V6 engine would play a pivotal role in one of Ferrari’s greatest ever road cars.