1986 Ferrari 328 GTS

In the mid-80s, the elegant shape of the open-topped 308 GTS was further softened and rounded to become – once a 270bhp 3.2-liter engine had been fitted amidships – the 328 GTS.

The curvier body not only updated the looks, it also improved the aerodynamics. Inside the new drop-top, the now outdated 1970s seats and trim and switchgear were also thoroughly refreshed.

Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 1985, the 328 GTS was an instant hit and – during the four years of its production – more than 6,000 cars were sold: around five times as many as its hard-topped brother, the 328 GTB.

The extra displacement and 270 horsepower meant it was more fun to drive than the 308. The 328 is also considered by some Ferrari enthusiasts to be one of the most reliable Ferraris; unlike some models, most engine maintenance can be performed without lowering the engine from the vehicle.

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1986 Ferrari 328 GTS

1986 Ferrari 328 GTS

Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Maranello, Italy
price $ $ 63,370
engine V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl.
displacement 3185 cc / 194.4 in³
bore 83.0 mm / 3.27 in
stroke 73.6 mm / 2.9 in
compression 9.2:1
power 193.9 kw / 260 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 81.63 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 180.81 bhp per tonne
torque 288.8 nm / 213 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
redline 7700
body / frame Steel / Tubular Steel
driven wheels Transverse Mid-Engine / RWD
front tires 205/55VR-16
rear tires 255/50VR-16
front brakes Vented Discs
rear brakes Vented Discs
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1438 kg / 3170 lbs
wheelbase 2350 mm / 92.5 in
front track 1473 mm / 58.0 in
rear track 1468 mm / 57.8 in
length 4285 mm / 168.7 in
width 1730 mm / 68.1 in
height 1128 mm / 44.4 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.39:1, 2.35:1, 1.69:1, 1.24:1, 0.92:1
final drive 3.82:1
top speed ~239.8 kph / 149.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~15.9 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.5 seconds