Enzo Ferrari named his first mid-engine road car, the Dino, after his son, Alfredino, who had died tragically in 1965. He was just 24 at the time and had completed an education in engineering. The first Dinos were created in 1967. They carried a 2.0 liter transversely mounted dual-overhead-camshaft aluminum V6 engine, cloaked in aluminum coachwork by Scaglietti.
The 246 GT models were steel bodied and carried a larger 2.4 liter engine. The engine is fed by a trio of twin-barreled Weber carburetors, and produces approximately 195 horsepower.
Dinos are known more for their excellent dynamic balance, rather than their outright speed. However, their commercial success (3,600 were built), led to the further development of Ferrari mid-engine designs. So the Dino can be referred to as the father of today's modern mid-engine Italian super car.