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Fiat Dino Spider Gives A New Perspective

When Ferrari wanted to race in Formula 2 with its new V6 engine named after Enzo Ferrari's son Dino, Ferrari faced a problem. They needed to build enough cars to satisfy the homologation rules, so Ferrari turned to Fiat for help. A deal was struck with Fiat to build the Dino Coupe and Spider, and with this, Ferrari got its chance to compete in Formula 2. Danny Soukup always loved the way the Dino Spider looked, so for decades he worked his way into a position to buy the car of his dreams. He shares the new perspective into life that his car has given him.
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Felix Trzetrzelewska
Felix Trzetrzelewska

Is it dangerous? Oh yeah!
Is it Italian? Oh yeah!

And whoever sets the music for these videos needs a round of applause. Beautiful videos in image and sound, all of these. Makes you look for a movie that isn’t there.

Gunnar Rohde
Gunnar Rohde

The amount of still living Dino spiders is not really correct.
You can find the register here:
http://www.dinoitalia.com/registerHome.php

Carl Lynn
Carl Lynn

My favorite feature to date, well done!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

It would seem a forum dedicated to the Fiat Dino in both coupé and Spyder form has recently gone live. Not surprisingly this video is be discussed on there. http://www.fiatdinoforum.org/index.php

josh kobrin
josh kobrin

good job y’all. excellent interview.

Baskingshark
Baskingshark

What an absolutely beautiful car. If I had it, I would never drive it without shades and if anyone ever asked me if I needed to get gas I would look disgustedly at them and say “It doesn’t take “gas” it takes BENZINA!” Look at the gauge!!!!!” An interesting point about the Fiat Dino Coupe and Spider is that the Coupe was designed by Bertone and the Spider was by Pininfarina who commodified the frontal styling from their mid-engined 1965 Dino 206 prototype for it. (See pic) I also love that there’s a starting procedure. When I had my Lancia… Read more »

Per Kringberg
Per Kringberg

Nice man, great car and wonderful film! Fantastic footage and – as always – very good music. Tank you!

David Mitchell
David Mitchell

As a Fiat Dino fan for the past 30 + years, thankyou all for presenting this video. Nice guy, great attitude and what a superb Dino spider. BTW they also made a Fiat Dino coupe. which is what if I had the money I would love to own one day. Of all Dinos they are the most affordable to buy. I had the opportunity a couple of years ago to have a few drives (as a passenger) in a Ferrari Dino 246GT and it still is my all time favourite driving experience I have ever had. The engine sound right… Read more »

Stephan P
Stephan P

Beautiful Dino. But didn’t I see a prancing horse?

Thomas Bannon
Thomas Bannon

In Anthony Curtis’s book “Ferrari Dino” it talks quite extensively to the Fiat-Dino. It was terrific to see Danny’s Fiat-Dino. All the stories on Petrolicious are inspiring. Thanks again for the best car-aholic site yet

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Great story and a great car. It’s the sort of car that oozes cool regardless of which manufacturer made it. Love the comment about it being built for Italian gigolos. :

Bart Mulder
Bart Mulder

Just the nicest Fiat ever!

Jake Williams
Jake Williams

I think the story behind the Dino Ferraris and Fiats is amazing. I have to say, on Dino’s behalf, going out creating an engine that would be used in cars such as the Lancia Stratos, Ferrari 246, and of course, the Fiat Dino you see here, is not only a show of great engineering at your end, but a show of how you changed history. Out of your tragic death came some of the most sought after, beautiful, and generally wonderful cars that’ve ever been made. So, from me, thank you, Dino. You changed the world.

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

This the kind of car articles i love. It shows a man with passion about the car he loves soo much..not some sit a home wannabe who regurgitates everything they see on Topgear ( i like the show but damn come up with your own opinions) I got to see a red Fiat Dino at the 2013 Hershey car show and it was getting alot of buzz for sure 🙂 a real italian classic!

Denis Markus
Denis Markus

Neat Car, Great Guy, Wise philosophy….I learned something today. Would love to meet Danny.

Future Doc
Future Doc

Superb

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel

Petrolicious is like going to a car show. There you meet someone that has an interesting car. So you stop and you spend some time talking to them about their car and what ends up being something about their lives. Every Tuesday we are afforded this chance to do this on the net. Today we met Danny and his Dino. If it wasn’t for Petrolicious I would never get to meet Danny. But today I did. Thanks to Danny and the entire crew at Petrolicious. Great car, wonderful person, and the best site on the net for car people. Keep… Read more »

Todd Cox
Todd Cox

I couldn’t have sung the praises any better myself, Jim. Thanks to Danny and Dino, and thank you very much Petrolicious.