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Ferrari Boxer


Ferrari Boxer

The 1973 Boxer was the result of direct competition from Lamborghini with their VI2 Miura and the soon-to-be-debuted Countach. Ferrari used all their knowledge from Formula One to mount their horizontally opposed 12-cylinder engine behind the driver, and the result was one of the all-time Ferrari greats. The car used a hefty steel frame with twin wishbones and anti-roll bars front and rear, plus coil-over-shocks units all around but doubled up at the rear because of the extra weight. The brakes were 11-inch (279mm) discs sat behind magnesium alloy rims. Because of the length of the flat 12 engine, the gearbox had to be mounted underneath, which meant the motor was rather higher than ideal. Ferrari kept it light as possible by using Silumin alloy for the block. It also had two camshafts per side and four Weber carbs, replaced in 1981 by Bosch fuel injection.

Ferrari Boxer Specifications

Top speed:165 mph (264 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.4 sec
Engine type:Flat 12
Displacement:302 ci (4,942 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:360 bhp (268 kW) @ 6,200 rpm
Max torque:333 lb ft (451 Nm) @ 4,600 rpm
Weight:3,427 lb (1,558 kg)
Economy:13 mpg (4.6 km/I)
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