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1992→2003 Ferrari 456 GT

1992 – 1997 Ferrari 456 (GTA & GT)

Ferrari 456 (1992 – 1997)

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.

Specs & Performance

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

Pictures

See full 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Gallery here

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