Ferrari 400 & 412
At the Paris Motorshow of 1976 Ferrari revealed its first car fitted with an automatic transmission, the 400A. This was a revised 365 GT4 2+2 with a larger 4823cc development of the V12 engine. The transmission was a three-speed GM unit. A manual model, the 400GT, was launched at the same time. The body remained essentially the same as the 365 GT4 2+2. A total of 354 automatic models and 147 manual cars were built.
In 1979 the engines gained a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system which (due to emissions control systems) dropped the power down to 310bhp. This car continued in production until 1985 by which time 884 automatic and 424 manual versions had been produced.
Engine 4823cc (81x78mm) V12 dohc (per bank) 340bhp @ 6,500rpm Suspension front : independent with double wishbones and coil springs
rear : independent with double wishbones and coil springs
wheelbase : 2700mm
track (front/rear) : 1470mm/1500mm
Brakes ventilated discs all round with servo assistance Transmission 5 speed manual or 3 speed automatic plus self-locking diff Steering rack and pinion Empty weight 1,700kg
Introduced in 1985, the 412 was a further evolution of the original 365 car, now with an engine displacing 4943cc and back up to the pre-injection power of the 400, namely 340bhp. The body underwent some minor changes, although it basically remained the same. Other technical modifications included the fitment of ABS for the first time on a Ferrari. Production ceased in 1989.
Technical Details as for the 400 except :
Engine 4943cc (82x78mm) V12 dohc (per bank) with 340bhp @ 6,000rpm Suspension rear : independent with double wishbones and coil springs plus hydraulic self-levelling system
track (front/rear) : 1475mm/1510mm
wheels & tyres : 7.5x16 with 240/55 VR16
Brakes ventilated discs all round with servo assistance plus ABS Empty weight 1,810kg Performance acceleration : 0-100km/h in 8.2s ; standing km in 28.3s ; 70-100km/h in 'Drive' in 4.2s
braking from 100km/h in 47.7m
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