Designed at Pininfarina by Leonardo Fioravanti between 1968 and 1969, the Dino 206 GT sported the curving and soft edges traditional of Italian cars while at the same time being a signifier of change in the industry. The model was the first one sold by Ferrari that featured Dinoplex C, an electronic ignition system, which was developed for the Dino V6 engine by Magneti Marelli. Additionally, the Dino 206 GT was also the first Ferrari vehicle to include a direct rack and pinion steering.
Between 1968 and 1969, 152 units of the dino 206 GT were built. The car was exemplary in its design with its classy Berlinetta body style, fully independent suspension, a light weight aluminum body, and all round disc brakes. Its engine, a 2.0 L engine, was converted into a road use engine from the Dino 196 race car engine. The slate of engines was produced in Turin by Fiat manufacturers and was split between the Dino 206 GT and the Fiat Dino Coupe indiscriminately.
A demand for a more powerful engine eventually led to the next model in Ferrari’s Dino lineup, which would feature a 2.4 L engine in the Dino 246 GT and 246 GTS. This would be the first car produced by Ferrari in genuinely high numbers.