Ferrari 328

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Ferrari 328 GTB & GTS
Ferrari 328 GTS
Automotive industryFerrari
Parent companyFiat Group
Production start1985
Production end1989
PredecessorFerrari 308 QV
SuccessorFerrari 348
Car classificationSports car
Car body styleBerlinetta
Targa top
Automobile layoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout
Internal combustion engine3.2 L V8 engine
Transmission (mechanics)5-speed Manual transmission
Wheelbase2350 mm (92.5 in)
Length4285 mm (168.7 in)
Width1730 mm (68.1 in)
Height1019 mm (40.1 in)
Curb weight1273 kg (2806 lb)
RelatedFerrari 3.2 Mondial
Ferrari 208 GTB & GTS

The Ferrari 328 GTB and GTS was the successor to the Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS. While largely based on the 308 GTB and GTS respectively, small modifications were made to the body style and engine, including an increase in engine displacement to 3.2 L (3185 cc). 7,400 Ferrari 328s were produced by the time the model was replaced by the new 348 in 1989, bringing the total for the 308/328 generation to nearly 20,000. The 328 is considered by some Ferrari enthusiasts to be one of the most reliable Ferraris; unlike some models, most engine maintenance can be performed without lifting the engine from the vehicle.[1]

The GTB referred to the Gran Turismo Berlinetta (Coupé) body while the GTS was a Gran Turismo Spyder (Targa top). In 1985, the 328 retailed from $58,400-$62,500 ($115,300-$123,400 in 2008 dollars) in the United States. This price included a Energy Tax Act.

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Specifications


Engine

The Ferrari 328 uses a 3.2 litre V8, 4 Valve per cylinder layout. It has 270 hp (201 kW) and 231 lb·ft (313 N·m) of torque. Its top speed is 166 mph (267 km/h) and reaches 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.5 seconds and 100 in 13.00.

Chassis

The front and rear suspension are independent, double wishbones, with coil springs, telescopic dampers, and anti-roll bars. The steering is rack and pinion. The transmission is a 5-speed manual.

Performance

For the 328 GTB

  • 0-60 mph 5.5 seconds approx.
  • Top speed 166 mph (267 km/h)

For the 328 GTS

  • 0-60 mph 5.9 Seconds
  • Top speed 163 mph (262 km/h)

GTB/GTS Turbo


From 1986 to 1989 Ferrari also produced a special home market 328 that could negate the tax concessions imposed on cars with a displacement of more than two-litres. Designated GTB Turbo and GTS Turbo, the most fundamental changes were focused around a new engine. Displacement was 1991 cc with a bore and stroke of 66.8 mm x 71 mm, output peaking with 254 bhp at 6500 rpm. Whereas 208 Turbo's had used KKK turbochargers, these new 328-based cars used an IHI unit running at 1.05 bar of boost.

Top speed was 157 mph and zero to sixty took less than six seconds. The only visual differences between these two-litre Turbo's and regular 328's were their NACA ducts positioned just in front of each rear wheelarch, redesigned engine covers (in order to accommodate the Behr intercooler) and a ventilated rear bumper.

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