1992→2003 Ferrari 456 GT


1992→2003 Ferrari 456 GT

1992→2003 Ferrari 456 GT

The Pininfarina-designed Ferrari 456 GT debuted in Europe in 1993 and was first available in the U.S. in 1995, and can be viewed as a replacement for the 365 GT 2+2 / 400 / 412 series. This front-engined 2+2 grand tourer had a 436 hp, 5.5-liter V-12 mated to a six-speed gearbox that propelled it from 0-60 in just over 5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 mph.

All of this performance could be managed from a cockpit that provided Connolly leather appointments for four (two of whom would almost certainly need to be children) and every other comfort expected of a $245,000 automobile, including a cockpit-adjustable suspension. Shortly after Ferrari introduced the 456 GT, the 456 GTA became available, the “A” signifying a four-speed automatic gearbox.

In 1998, Ferrari introduced an updated version, the 456M GT and GTA. This “Modificata” had a revised interior, some bodywork changes around the nose and hood, and a slight increase in horsepower to 442. The 456M GT remained in production until 2003, and in all just under 3,300 456 GTs and 456 GTMs were built until giving way to the 612 Scaglietti in 2004.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1992 – 2003
built atItaly
body stylistPininfarina
price $$ 207,000
engineV12
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves \ Cyl
displacement5473 cc / 334.0 in³
bore88.0 mm / 3.46 in
stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in
compression10.6:1
power258.0 kw / 346.0 bhp @ 4500 rpm
specific output63.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight204.73 bhp per tonne
torque550.5 nm / 406.0 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
redline7300
body / frameAluminum over Tubular Steel
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tiresF 255/45ZR-17
rear tiresR 285/40ZR-17
front brakesVented Discs w/Hydraulic Assist & ABS
rear brakesVented Discs w/Hydraulic Assist & ABS
front wheelsF 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 25.4 cm / 17.0 x 10.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight1690 kg / 3726 lbs
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track1585 mm / 62.4 in
rear track1606 mm / 63.2 in
length4730 mm / 186.2 in
width1920 mm / 75.6 in
height1300 mm / 51.2 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.23:1, 2.11:1, 1.52:1, 1.19:1, 0.97:1, 0.82:1
final drive3.64:1
top speed~299.3 kph / 186.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.4 seconds