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.
The 400 GTi was initially visually identical to its predecessor both internally and externally apart from the addition of an “i” to the tail badge, although the tubular steel chassis type reference number became F 101 DL 110.
In late 1982 some mechanical and cosmetic changes took place to the model. The engine received revised profile camshafts and new exhaust manifolds, which upped the power output by about 5 bhp, and the hydraulic self levelling rear suspension changed to a gas filled system, coupled to new metric rim wheels with lower profile tyres.
Internally there were revisions to the upholstery stitching pattern, door panel design, and centre console layout.
Outside the door mirrors became more elegant with small enamel Ferrari shields on their casings, the width of the radiator grille was reduced to expose the driving lights, which became rectangular instead of square, the radiator exhaust air louvre in the bonnet became body colour, and high intensity fog lights were set into the rear bumper.
Ferrari 400 GTi Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1987
|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||228 kW (310 hp) at 6500 rpm|
|power per litre||64 hp/l|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||Bosch K-Jetronic injection|
|ignition||electronic, single spark plug per cylinder|
|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||1830 kg (dry)|
|top speed||245 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
|0-400 m||15.8 sec|
|0-1000 m||27.9 sec|