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.
The 308 GTS featured a steel body with an aluminium front lid, whilst USA market cars can be identified by heavier bumper assemblies, and rectangular side marker lights on the wings.
The main European market 308 GTS models had a tubular steel chassis with factory type reference F 106 AS 100. Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars.
All models were numbered in the Ferrari odd number road car chassis sequence, with right and left hand drive available. Production ran from 1977 to 1980 in the chassis number range 22619 to 34501, during which time 3219 examples were produced, around 50% more than the concurrent 308 GTB model.
Ferrari 308 GTS Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1977
|type||rear, transverse, 90° V8|
|bore/stroke||81 x 71 mm|
|unitary displacement||365.86 cc|
|total displacement||2926.90 cc|
|compression ratio||8.8 : 1|
|maximum power||188 kW (255 hp) at 7700 rpm|
|power per litre||87 hp/l|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||four Weber 40 DCNF carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, single coil|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|rear suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|fuel tank||capacity 80 litres|
|front tyres||205/70 VR 14|
|rear tyres||205/70 VR 14|
|front track||1460 mm|
|rear track||1460 mm|
|weight||1090 kg (dry)|
|top speed||252 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|