The replacement for the successful 275 GTB/4, the Daytona (an unofficial name only, it was never used in Ferrari literature) is one of the classic Ferraris of all time. The independent suspension all round and five speed gearbox combined with the differential at the rear were taken from its predecessor, whilst the brakes were upgraded to ventilated discs and the engine used was a 4390cc unit with two camshafts per bank, dry sump lubrication, six twin-choke Weber carburettors and 352bhp @ 7,500rpm. It was first presented at the Paris Motorshow in October 1968 whilst at the Frankfurt Motorshow in September of the following year the 365 GTS/4 Spider variant was introduced.
Pininfarina designed a very clean two seat coupe body for the GTB/4 with a long bonnet, small cockpit and short rear end. Faired in headlights were replaced by pop-up units for the US and later all markets whilst a new style of alloy wheel, the now classic Ferrari five-spoke, was fitted. In order to reduce the rather high weight, aluminium alloy doors, bootlid and bonnet were fitted.
A runaway success, 1,412 examples of the coupe and 127 examples of the spider (96 fo the US & 31 for Europe) were built before production ended in 1973.
Engine 4390cc (81x71mm) 60deg V12 dohc (per bank) 352bhp @ 7,500rpm
Firing sequence : 1-7-5-11-3-9-6-12-2-8-4-10
Suspension front : independent with double wishbones and coil springs
rear : independent with double wishbones and coil springs
wheelbase : 2400mm
track (front/rear) : 1440mm/1453mm
Brakes front : ventilated discs (diameter 288mm)
rear : ventilated discs (diameter : 297mm)
Steering rack and pinion Transmission 5 speed manual Empty weight 1,280kg (51% font / 49% rear)
model max speed 0-100km/h standing km 365 GTB/4 Daytona 277 km/h 6.1 sec 24.7 sec
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