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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1992 – 2003
built at Italy
body stylist Pininfarina
price $ $ 207,000
engine V12
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves \ Cyl
displacement 5473 cc / 334.0 in³
bore 88.0 mm / 3.46 in
stroke 75.0 mm / 2.95 in
compression 10.6:1
power 258.0 kw / 346.0 bhp @ 4500 rpm
specific output 63.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 204.73 bhp per tonne
torque 550.5 nm / 406.0 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
redline 7300
body / frame Aluminum over Tubular Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires F 255/45ZR-17
rear tires R 285/40ZR-17
front brakes Vented Discs w/Hydraulic Assist & ABS
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Hydraulic Assist & ABS
front wheels F 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 25.4 cm / 17.0 x 10.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1690 kg / 3726 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1585 mm / 62.4 in
rear track 1606 mm / 63.2 in
length 4730 mm / 186.2 in
width 1920 mm / 75.6 in
height 1300 mm / 51.2 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.23:1, 2.11:1, 1.52:1, 1.19:1, 0.97:1, 0.82:1
final drive 3.64:1
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