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Ferrari 308

Ferrari 308

Probably one of the most famous Ferraris due to the amount produced (over 6,000), the 308 was also one of the most stylish from the Modena, Italy, factory. Launched in 1975 and designed to replace the V6 Dino, the 308 was to continue on the small-engined theme but it ended up a V8 and mid-engined, with the motor transversely mounted. It used the same Dino suspension and this made it a real purist's Ferrari, with plenty of potential in acceleration, deceleration and handling. The quad-cam V8 (with belt driven cams against previous Ferraris' chain drive) all-alloy and initially using multi carburettors, changed to fuel injection in1981. Basic square-section chassis was as per Ferrari tradition, as was the double wishbone suspension which made for very nimble handling. The body was initially made in glass-fibre but this changed in 1977, when all panels became steel.

Ferrari 308 Specifications

Top speed:145 mph (232 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.3 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:178 ci (2,927 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:205 bhp (153 kW) @ 7,000 rpm
Max torque:181 lb ft (245 Nm) @ 5,000 rpm
Weight:3,305 lb (1,502 kg)
Economy:16.8 mpg (6 km/I)
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