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.
The engine had factory type reference F 101 C 000, and was fitted with two banks of three Weber twin choke side draught 38 DCOE 110-111 M carburettors, with twin coil and rear of engine mounted distributors, to produce a claimed 340 bhp.
Although the chassis of the 400 series cars were structurally virtually identical to the preceding 365 GT4 2+2 model, there were nominal differences, that resulted in a new factory reference number, F 101 CL 100, for this manual gearbox vesrion.
The 400 GT continued in production until November 1979, during which time 147 examples were produced in the chassis number range19353 to 28261.
Ferrari 400 GT Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1976
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||81 x 78 mm|
|unitary displacement||401.93 cc|
|total displacement||4823.16 cc|
|compression ratio||8.8 : 1|
|maximum power||250 kW (340 hp)|
|power per litre||70 hp/l|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||six Weber 38 DCOE carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two coils|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|rear suspension||self-levelling, independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|fuel tank||capacity 120 litres|
|front tyres||215/70 VR 15|
|rear tyres||215/70 VR 15|
|front track||1470 mm|
|rear track||1500 mm|
|weight||1700 kg (dry)|
|top speed||245 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
|0-400 m||14.8 sec.|
|0-1000 m||25.3 sec.|