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

Ferrari finally introduced a four-valves per cylinder version for the 308 range in 1982 and gained back some power lost due to emission controls.

When Ferrari introduced the 308 in 1975, its 2.9-liter engine produced 255 hp, and it was a swift and appreciated car. But things didn't go that well for the Italian carmaker when the new rules regarding emissions were mandatory five years later, and the output had to decrease by 20 percent. The customers were stunned: their brand new models were slower than the previous ones. Ferrari had the solutions, but it took some time to implement them: fuel injection was the first step, and then it added four valves per cylinder. That was better. It was still slower than the 1975 model but faster than the 1980 version.

The car sported a very similar exterior from the outside, but with some changes at the front. The carmaker installed a new set of fog lights and a spoiler to increase the downforce. Since it was a mid-engined car, its front side was light and prone to understeer at higher speeds. Thanks to the new aerodynamic element, there was less air trapped under the vehicle, and thus it decreased the ground effect that lifted the nose.

On the inside, the biggest improvement was the air-conditioning unit's addition, which Ferrari offered as an option. A redesigned, three-spoke steering wheel became standard for the car. Last but not least, the carmaker added a cloth center for the seats on the options list.

The most significant change by far was the engine, which received new cylinder heads. Its four-valves per cylinder system increased the power from 214 hp up to 240 hp. Even though it was 15 hp shy of the 1975 model and slower by 1.2 seconds to 100 kph (62 mph) from standing start, it was still faster by one second than the 1980 model.

FERRARI 308 GTBi Quatrovalvole 1982 - 1985 12 Photos
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FERRARI 308 GTBi Quatrovalvole 1982 - 1985
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.9L V8 5MT (230 HP)
  • 2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)

FERRARI 308 GTBi Quatrovalvole 2.9L V8 5MT (230 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L V8 5MT (230 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
2927 cm3
Power
171.5 KW @ 6800 RPM
233.2 HP @ 6800 RPM
230 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque
188 lb-ft @ 5500 RPM
255 Nm @ 5500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
152 mph (245 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.7 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 || 225/50 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
8.7 cuFT (246 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2932 lbs (1330 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3549 lbs (1610 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
10.5 mpg US (22.4 L/100Km)
Highway
16.9 mpg US (13.9 L/100Km)
Combined
16.6 mpg US (14.2 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
US model

FERRARI 308 GTBi Quatrovalvole 2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
2927 cm3
Power
176.5 KW @ 7000 RPM
240 HP @ 7000 RPM
237 BHP @ 7000 RPM
Torque
192 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
260 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
158 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.5 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 || 225/50 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
8.7 cuFT (246 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2932 lbs (1330 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3549 lbs (1610 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.1 mpg US (21.2 L/100Km)
Highway
17.7 mpg US (13.3 L/100Km)
Combined
15.7 mpg US (15 L/100Km)
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