This is a list of internal combustion engines manufactured by Ferrari.


Ferrari was rare among automobile manufacturers in attempting to build a straight-2 automobile engine. The racing prototype never made it to production.[1]


During the 90s Ferrari developed an experimental straight-3 two-stroke engine.[2]

  • Tipo F134
    • 1994 1347 cc – prototype


The Lampredi 500 four cylinder (TR version)

Lampredi designed a straight-4 engine for Formula Two use. Different versions of this engine were later used in Formula One and sports car racing.


Lampredi also modified his four into a straight-6 for racing use.


Ferrari's Dino project of the late 1956 gave birth to the company's well-known 65° V6 DOHC engines. This Vittorio Jano design formed the basis of the company's modern engines right up through the mid-2000s (decade). Another series of V6 engines was started in 1959 with a 60° V-angle and single overhead camshafts design.


Lancia - Ferrari D50 engine
3.0 L Quattrovalvole V8 in a 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB
Ferrari Tipo 056 F1 racing engine (2008).

The first V8 engine was derived from a Lancia project, used in D50 F1 racecar. The Dino V8 family lasted from the early 1970s through 2004 when it was replaced by a new Ferrari/Maserati design.


Ferrari used V10 engines only for F1 racecars, between 1996 and 2005.

A 2004 Ferrari model 053 V10 engine of the Ferrari F2004

V12/Flat-12/Ferrari flat-12 engine

Jano V12 in a 1958 Ferrari 412 S
Tipo 133 V12 in a 2001 Ferrari 550

Ferrari is best known for its V-12 and flat-12 (horizontally opposed cylinder) engines.

See also


  1. ^ Eaton, Godfrey (1989). Great Marques Ferrari. Tiger Books International. p. 77. ISBN 1-870461-96-7.
  2. ^ "These are the most oddball Ferrari engines ever". 7 November 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Ferrari 256 F1". Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b Sackey, Joe (2013). Ferrari 288 GTO. Dorchester: Veloce Publishing. p. 5. ISBN 978-1845842734.
  5. ^ a b Goodfellow, Winston (2014). Ferrari Hypercars. Beverly: Motorbooks. p. 96. ISBN 978-0760346082.
  6. ^ a b Delbo, We sit down with the man who engineered the Ferrari F40 and 288 GTO, retrieved 2020-04-01
  7. ^ "6th Gear - Years in Gear - Grand Prix engine designers".