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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

In the '80s, Ferrari understood the importance of building an image on the market, and the 308 was the weapon of choice.

Ferrari didn't build the 308 as a race-car with street clothes. Even though the carmaker homologated the vehicle to start in rallies and races, its main job was to keep the Ferrari name on the streets. It was designed as a Grand Turismo Berlinetta and named accordingly. That means it was engineered for long, relaxed drives in a vehicle that could carry some luggage.

Pininfarina designed the car as a three-box coupe and then shaped it as much as it could to make it more aerodynamic. At the front, the pop-up headlights lowered the drag-coefficient. The carmaker installed a specific exhaust vent for the cars fitted with four valves per cylinder engine behind them. The 308 shape was one of the most recognizable shapes from the Ferrari lineup. Its side air-intake for the engine and sloped rear panels were unique on the market.

Inside, the GTBi featured a luxurious cabin with leather everywhere. On the center console, the H-pattern metallic grille for the gear-stick ensured stiff and precise gear changes. The sport bucket seats with high bolstering provided both comfort and stability while cornering.

Under the hood, the GTBi featured a 2.9-liter engine with four valves per cylinder. Due to the latest emission regulations, the carmaker had to introduce a fuel-injected system built by Bosch. The result was a cleaner engine, but with plenty of grunts to tear the streets.

FERRARI 308 GTBi 1980 - 1983 5 Photos
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FERRARI 308 GTBi 1980 - 1983
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.9 V8 5MT (205 HP)
  • 2.9 V8 5MT (214 HP)

FERRARI 308 GTBi 2.9 V8 5MT (205 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9 V8 5MT (205 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
2927 cm3
Power
152.9 KW @ 6600 RPM
207.8 HP @ 6600 RPM
205 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
181 lb-ft @ 4600 RPM
245 Nm @ 4600 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 VR 16 || 225/55 VR 16
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.5 in (4229 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
44.1 in (1120 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.5/57.5 in (1,461/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
92.1 in (2339 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.5 in (114 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2954 lbs (1340 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3417 lbs (1550 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11 mpg US (21.4 L/100Km)
Highway
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
13 mpg US (18.1 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
US model

FERRARI 308 GTBi 2.9 V8 5MT (214 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9 V8 5MT (214 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
2927 cm3
Power
157.4 KW @ 6600 RPM
214 HP @ 6600 RPM
211 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
179 lb-ft @ 4600 RPM
243 Nm @ 4600 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
149 mph (240 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 VR 16 || 225/55 VR 16
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.5 in (4229 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
44.1 in (1120 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.5/57.5 in (1,461/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
92.1 in (2339 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.5 in (114 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2954 lbs (1340 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3417 lbs (1550 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
8.7 mpg US (27 L/100Km)
Highway
18.8 mpg US (12.5 L/100Km)
Combined
14.2 mpg US (16.6 L/100Km)
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