Ferrari Gran Turismo 1976-1979

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1976: FERRARI 400 GT

Basically a more powerful version of the famous 365 GT4 2+2 reaching 4.8 litres, the 400 GT brought the development of the high performance, big displacement front-engined 2+2 coupé to new levels.



Greater attention was also paid to interior detailing and this was the very first Ferrari to be offered with an optional three-speed General Motors gearbox to meet the demands of the US market.

ENGINE
V12

TOTAL DISPLACEMENT
4823.16 cc

MAXIMUM POWER
250 kW

TOP SPEED
245 km/h

1976: FERRARI 512 BB

At its debut at the Paris Show in 1976, the 512 BB was equipped with a 5-litre version of the 12-cylinder boxer. The new engine proved a great success, giving the same power at lower revs, better torque and a smoother delivery than the earlier version in the 365 GT4 BB.



The Pininfarina coachwork differed only slightly from the previous model in certain details which not only made it look even more elegant but also helped improve engine cooling.

ENGINE
V12

TOTAL DISPLACEMENT
4943.04 cc

MAXIMUM POWER @ 6800 RPM
265 kW

TOP SPEED
302 km/h

1976: FERRARI 400 AUTOMATIC

The 400 series replaced the 365 GT4 2+2 model at the 1976 Paris Salon, and for the first time a model with automatic transmission became available on a Ferrari production car, the 400 Automatic.



ENGINE
V12

TOTAL DISPLACEMENT
4823.16 cc

MAXIMUM POWER
250 kW

TOP SPEED
240 km/h

1977: FERRARI 308 GTS

The pleasure of open top driving has a very special place in the heart of many Ferrari fans. The 308 GTS was developed in collaboration with Pininfarina in 1977 to help make that dream come true.



When not in use, its Targa hard-top could be stored neatly away behind the seats. The chassis was specially reinforced to compensate for the lack of a full roof. Performance was similar to that of the 308 GTB.

ENGINE
V8

TOTAL DISPLACEMENT
2926.90 cc

MAXIMUM POWER @ 7700 RPM
188 kW

TOP SPEED
252 km/h

1979: FERRARI 400 AUTOMATIC I

The 400 Automatic i succeeded the 400 Automatic in November 1979, the “i” suffix in the model name standing for “injection”, as a fuel injection system replaced the two banks of three side draught Weber carburettors.



The fuel injection system used was Bosch K-Jetronic, and concurrently a single distributor mounted at the right rear of the engine, with a Dinoplex electronic ignition system, replaced the earlier twin distributor layout.

ENGINE
V12

TOTAL DISPLACEMENT
4823.16 cc

MAXIMUM POWER @ 6500 RPM
228 kW

TOP SPEED
240 km/h

1979: FERRARI 400 GTI

The glorious V12, complete with new Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection to comply with US exhaust emission standards, demonstrated generous powerful and enviable torque. This was a GT on which several body-makers vented their imaginations, even producing soft-top versions.



Pavesi of Milan transformed it into a cabriolet with leather and veneer trim and modified the central tunnel.

ENGINE
V12

TOTAL DISPLACEMENT
4823.16 cc

MAXIMUM POWER @ 6500 RPM
228 kW

TOP SPEED
245 km/h

Ferrari Gran Turismo 1971-1975

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