Ferrari 208 GTB
By no means new to the production of smaller displacement, high output, multi-fractioned engines; on the heels of the 1975 208 GT4 Ferrari introduced the smallest displacement version of the 308 GTB – the 208 GTB and GTS – in 1980.
The bodywork was identical to that of its berlinetta and targa sisters, while the new version of the sophisticated 90° V8 came in at just under 2,000 cc.
The Pininfarina designed body had a pronounced wedge profile, with a rectangular egg-crate aluminium radiator grille below a slim full width satin black front bumper.
A square section indent line ran along each body side between the front and rear bumpers, which was finished in satin black whatever the main body colour.
The 208 GTB models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 106 CB 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.
Ferrari 208 GTB Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1980
|type||rear, transverse, 90° V8|
|bore/stroke||66.8 x 71 mm|
|unitary displacement||248.83 cc|
|total displacement||1990.64 cc|
|compression ratio||9 : 1|
|maximum power||114 kW (155 hp) at 6800 rpm|
|power per litre||78 CV/l|
|maximum torque||170 Nm (17.3 kgm) at 4200 rpm|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||four Weber 34 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 74 litres|
|front tyres||205/70 VR 14|
|rear tyres||205/70 VR 14|
|front track||1460 mm|
|rear track||1460 mm|
|weight||1232 kg (dry)|
|top speed||215 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|