Ferrari 208 GTS Turbo

Turbocharging had taken a strong foothold in Formula 1 racing and the experience gained on the tracks soon made the leap to production with the 208 GTB Turbo, unveiled at the 1982 Turin Motor Show. A pair of electrically adjustable door mirrors was fitted as standard, there was a NACA duct on the lower body sides just in front of each rear wheel arch, and a spoiler was fitted to the rear of the roof between the buttresses that ran into the rear wings.

The tail of the car featured a badge proclaiming “Turbo” and the twin paired exhaust pipes were within shrouds. Pirelli P 7 tyres on 16” rims were available as an option to the standard metric Michelin TRX tyres. The 208 GTS Turbo models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 106 DS 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 GTS Turbo Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1983

ENGINE
type rear, transverse, 90° V8
bore/stroke 66.8 x 71 mm
unitary displacement 248.83 cc
total displacement 1990.64 cc
compression ratio 7 : 1
maximum power 162 kW (220 hp) at 7000 rpm
power per litre 111 hp/l
maximum torque 240 Nm (24.5 kgm) at 4800 rpm
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed Bosch K-Jetronic injection, single turbo
ignition electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
lubrication wet sump
clutch single-plate
CHASSIS
frame tubular steel
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
brakes discs
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering rack-and-pinion
fuel tank capacity 74 litres
front tyres 205/55 VR 16
rear tyres 225/50 VR 16
BODYWORK
type two-seater targa-top
length 4230 mm
width 1720 mm
height 1120 mm
wheelbase 2340 mm
front track 1460 mm
rear track 1460 mm
weight 1243 kg (dry)
PERFORMANCE
top speed 242 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

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