Ferrari 328 GTS

Pininfarina paid particular attention to styling details that influenced the car’s CD and aerodynamic lift characteristics – with impressive results. Cabin ergonomics were improved and the shape of the seats revised to better suit the sporty driving style this type of car deserved.

On all versions, low profile tyres and 16″ alloy wheels were available as an option. Essentially the new model was a revised and updated version of the 308 GTS, which had survived for eight years without any radical change to the overall shape, albeit with various changes to the 3 litre engine.

The interior trim also had a thorough overhaul, with new designs for the seat panel upholstery and stitching, revised door panels and pulls, together with more modern switchgear, which complimented the external updating details.

Optional equipment available was air conditioning, metallic paint, Pirelli P7 tyres, a leather dashboard, leather headlining to the removable roof panel plus rear window surround, and a rear aerofoil (standard on Japanese market models).

The main European market 328 GTS models had a tubular chassis with a factory type reference F 106 MS 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. There were various world market models, each having slight differences, with right and left hand drive available.

Ferrari 328 GTS Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1985

ENGINE
type rear, transverse, 90° V8
bore/stroke 83 x 73.6 mm
unitary displacement 398,22 cc
total displacement 3185.76 cc
compression ratio 9.8 : 1
maximum power 199 kW (270 hp) at 7000 rpm
power per litre 85 hp/l
maximum torque 304 Nm (31 kgm) at 5500 rpm
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
fuel feed Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical injection
ignition Marelli Microplex 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 4255 mm
width 1730 mm
height 1128 mm
wheelbase 2350 mm
front track 1485 mm
rear track 1465 mm
weight 1273 kg (dry)
PERFORMANCE
top speed 263 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h 6.4 sec
0-400 m 14.3 sec
0-1000 m 25.7 sec

Ferrari 328 GTS Servicing (Details)