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

Ferrari upgraded the open-top 308 Spyder in 1982 and introduced new technologies to compensate for the power lost due to more recent emission regulations.

With a 255 hp developed from a 2.9-liter engine, the Ferrari 308 was a blast for its times, and many carmakers had to sweat just to keep up with them and, usually, they needed far larger engines than the high-revving V-8 offered by Ferrari. But things got even worse toward the late '70s when the new emission regulations forced the carmakers to lower the power for their cars in order to pass the tests. But the Italian carmaker was already developing a fuel-injection system which, together with the four-valves per cylinder system, allowed the carmaker to get more ponies.

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. From its sides, it was noticeable that it was not a true roadster or spyder. The GTSi Quatrovalvole sported a removable roof, but the B-pillars, side windows, and rear windscreen remained in place.

On the inside, the most significant 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.

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FERRARI 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole 1982 - 1985
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.9L V8 5MT (230 HP)
  • 2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)

FERRARI 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole 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)
7.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/70 VR14 || 205/70 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.5 in (4229 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
44 in (1118 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.5/57.5 in (1,461/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
92.1 in (2339 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.6 in (117 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.7 cuFT (246 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2835 lbs (1286 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3384 lbs (1535 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.8 mpg US (17 L/100Km)
Highway
20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)
Combined
16.6 mpg US (14.2 L/100Km)

FERRARI 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole 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)
7.2 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 VR14 || 205/70 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.5 in (4229 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
44 in (1118 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.5/57.5 in (1,461/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
92.1 in (2339 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.6 in (117 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.7 cuFT (246 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2835 lbs (1286 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3384 lbs (1535 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.7 mpg US (20.1 L/100Km)
Highway
23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
Combined
18.4 mpg US (12.8 L/100Km)
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