Gioachino Colombo’s V12 was given a further boost in power to 2562.51 cm3. A new chassis was constructed; one with a more rigid undercarriage, to be able to withstand the 150 bhp the engine was capable of delivering. In the 212 Vittorio Marzotto won the Targa Florio and the Taruffi-Chinetti team came first in the Carrera Panamerica.
MAXIMUM POWER @ 7000 rpm
Typefront, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke68 x 58.8mm
Compression ratio8.4 : 1
Maximum power121 kW (165 hp) at 7000 rpm
Power per litre64hp/l
Valve actuationsingle overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder