Ferrari 408 4RM

Just two prototypes of this model were built. The first, a red car, was completed June 1987 and sported chassis no. 70183, while the second, chassis no 78610, was yellow and is now exhibited in the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello. What made this such an unusual model was that it featured four-wheel drive using an innovative hydraulic system. The two cars were built to test different production methods too. The first had a welded stainless steel body while the second a glued aluminium one. Mauro Forghieri was in charge of the project until he left Ferrari in the spring of 1987 too.

Ferrari 408 4RM Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1987

ENGINE
type rear, longitudinal 90° V8
bore/stroke 93 x 73.6 mm
unitary displacement 499.96 cc
total displacement 3999.66 cc
compression ratio 9,8:1
maximum power 221 kW (300 hp) at 6250 rpm
power per litre 75 hp/l
maximum torque 373 Nm (38 kgm) at 4500 rpm
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
fuel feed Weber-Marelli electronic injection
ignition electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
lubrication dry sump
clutch twin-plate
CHASSIS
frame box-section stainless steel monocoque
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
brakes discs
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering rack-and-pinion
fuel tank capacity 120 litres
front tyres 225/50 VR 16
rear tyres 255/50 VR 16
BODYWORK
type two-seater berlinetta
length 4220 mm
width 1885 mm
height 1200 mm
wheelbase 2550 mm
front track 1580 mm
rear track 1585 mm
weight 1343 kg (with liquids)
PERFORMANCE
top speed
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

Ferrari 408 4RM Servicing (Details)