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FERRARI 308 GTB/GTS Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 6
First production year: 1975
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

1982 - 1985

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....

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gasoline engines:

  FERRARI 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole 2.9L V8 5MT (230 HP)

  FERRARI 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole 2.9L V8 5MT (240 HP)

1982 - 1985

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 late...

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gasoline engines:

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

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

1980 - 1982

The 308 GTSi shared most of its parts with its sibling, the 308 GTBi. It featured the same shape but slightly different details. Those who watched Magnum P.I. Series in the '80s must have been noticed the Ferrari 308 driven by Tom Selleck. He drove a 308 GTS in the movie, and the Italian carmaker's image went through the roof. All of a sudden, all the good guys wanted to drive a Fer...

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gasoline engines:

  FERRARI 308 GTSi 2.9 V8 5MT (205 HP)

  FERRARI 308 GTSi 2.9 V8 5MT (214 HP)

1980 - 1983

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 accord...

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1977 - 1980

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 ...

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1975 - 1980

In 1975 Ferrari presented the world its new 308 GTB at the Paris Motor Show, a transverse mid-engined, rear-wheel drive two-seater to replace the Dino 246 GT and GTS. The 308 GTB was designed by Pininfarina and its production lasted until 1985 when a newer model was built. Measuring 4,230 mm in length, 1,720 mm in width and 1,120 in height, the Ferrari 308 GTB had a tubular frame and a separa...

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