Regardless of valiant endeavors, the 1967 release again was a prey for the American producer. Not long after the race the game’s administering body, the Commissione Sportiva Internazionale (CSI), reported extraordinary tenet changes that rendered Ferrari’s autos out of date for the accompanying season. Enzo Ferrari was angry at the sudden changes and reported that his autos would not contend in the 1968 World Championship. Building a fresh out of the box new auto would take up significant assets and Ferrari felt it was better spent on the sickly Formula 1 exertion. So the group sat out the title in 1968 without precedent for some, numerous years.
Taking after the new CSI directions, the title was open for Group 4 and Group 6 racers. Bunch 4 was interested in games autos with a most extreme dislodging of five liters and a generation least of 50 illustrations. The Group 6 model racers that Ferrari and Ford had handled the past seasons now had their motors confined to three liter. Utilizing a tremendously developed variant of the P4 motor, Ferrari built another games racer in 1968 to battle in the prominent and lucrative Canadian-American Challenge (Can-Am), which was keep running under the extremely indulgent Group 7 controls. Named the 612 P, the new Ferrari was not prepared until the last race of the season and the minimal tried machine neglected to make an impression. To pull in more groups and producers once more into games auto races, the guidelines were changed again for 1969, despite the fact that in point of interest as it were. As far as possible for Group 4 autos was brought down to 25 autos, while the confinements on Group 6 autos like windscreen width and an obligatory extra tire and baggage compartment were all lifted. This opened new open doors for Ferrari as they could utilize the 612 P sort frame in blend with the V12 motor and gearbox from the Formula 1 auto to make a fresh out of the box new Group 6 model racer.
From the beginning Ferrari arranged just restricted dashing exercises in 1969 with boss specialist Mauro Forghieri and extensive assets committed to the outline and advancement of another level 12 Formula 1 motor. The first and by then single 312 P was harmed amid testing so Ferrari couldn’t contend in the opening round of the title at Daytona. Completely repaired, the 312 P was entered in the Sebring 12 Hours for Chris Amon and Mario Andretti. Confronting an unforeseen of lighter, however less intense Porsche 908s, the new Ferrari awed with a post position only in front of a Group 4 Lola T70. Mechanical issues thwarted the 312 P amid the opening phases of the race, yet once sorted the blisteringly snappy Ferrari sped to the leader of the race. An impact with another auto harmed the nose and notwithstanding repairs the auto experienced overheating for the rest of the race. By the by the 312 P figured out how to achieve the completion in second generally and first in class. A second case (0870) was constructed and sent to the following title round at Brands Hatch. Fitted with exceedingly powerful wings and spoilers, the Ferrari again guaranteed post and in the long run passed up a major opportunity for the triumph due to a cut in the opening stages and an extended throttle link towards the end.
|Location||Mid, longitudinally mounted|
|Construction||light alloy block and head|
|Displacement||2,990 cc / 182.5 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||77.0 mm (3 in) / 53.5 mm (2.1 in)|
|Valvetrain||4 valves / cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel feed||Lucas Fuel Injection|
|Power||420 bhp / 313 KW @ 9,800 rpm|
|BHP/Liter||140 bhp / liter|
|Chassis||steel tubular spaceframe with stressed sheet aluminium panels|
|Suspension (fr/r)||double wishbones, coil springs, Koni shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Brakes (fr/r)||ventilated discs|
|Gearbox||5 speed Manual|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||680 kilo / 1,499 lbs|
|Length / Width / Height||4,230 mm (166.5 in) / 1,980 mm (78 in) / 890 mm (35 in)|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||2,370 mm (93.3 in) / 1,485 mm (58.5 in) / 1,500 mm (59.1 in)|
|Fuel tank||120 Litre (31.7 Gallon US / 26.4 Gallon Imperial)|
|Wheels (fr/r)||10 x 15 / 14 x 15|
|Tyres (fr/r)||Firestone 4.9/13.9 – 15 / 6.0/15.5 – 15|
|Power to weight||0.62 bhp / kg|
Ferrari 312 P Spyder 1969 Design Interior Exterior