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
|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|
|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||205/55 VR 16|
|rear tyres||225/50 VR 16|
|front track||1485 mm|
|rear track||1465 mm|
|weight||1273 kg (dry)|
|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|