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

The targa version of the Ferrari 308 GTB received the GTS name and it was one of the cars that made the Italian brand notorious in the U.S. thanks to a movie-series.

You didn't have to grow a mustache and be a detective to drive a Ferrari GTS, but for those who dreamed about themselves to be some kind of heroes just because their bank account showed a six-figure number, it was the right car. Just two years after the GTB was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the car received a targa version.

The 308 GTS was one of the best-known Ferrari on the market, and its shape became legendary. The narrow front end with pop-up headlights, the raked windshield, and the side air-intakes made the car unique. Pininfarina designed its shape, and he did, as usual, a great job. From its sides, the thick B-pillars served as side panels and roll-over protection. The Italian designer kept the round taillights as a legacy for the prancing horse brand in the back.

Inside, the carmaker tried to offer a luxurious yet sporty interior. The sport-bucket seats sported leather upholstery and used the same material to cover the door panels. Its black plastic dashboard featured three round air-vents. A removable stereo was offered as an option.

Under the hood, the 308 GTS featured a 2.9-liter V-8 engine that offered 255 hp for the European market and 240 hp for the U.S. market.
FERRARI 308 GTS 1977 - 1980 20 Photos
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FERRARI 308 GTS 1977 - 1980
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)
  • 2.9L V8 5MT (255 HP)

FERRARI 308 GTS 2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
2927 cm3
Power
179 KW @ 6600 RPM
243.3 HP @ 6600 RPM
240 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
264 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
4 Carburettors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
152 mph (245 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/70 VR 14
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
3450 lbs (1565 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9 mpg US (26.1 L/100Km)
Highway
15.7 mpg US (15 L/100Km)
Combined
13.8 mpg US (17 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
Down-tuned US version to meet emission regulations.

FERRARI 308 GTS 2.9L V8 5MT (255 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L V8 5MT (255 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
2927 cm3
Power
187.5 KW @ 7700 RPM
255 HP @ 7700 RPM
251 BHP @ 7700 RPM
Torque
217 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
294 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
4 Carburettors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
157 mph (253 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/70 VR 14
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
3450 lbs (1565 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
8.7 mpg US (27 L/100Km)
Highway
14.7 mpg US (16 L/100Km)
Combined
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
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