1989 Ferrari 328 GTS
The advent of the new Pininfarina designed 308 GTB was
hailed by the Tifosi as one of the best Ferraris of modern times, It is no
wonder, Following on the heels of the mechanically inspired, but otherwise
boring, Bertone-designed 308GT4, the new 308 was drop dead gorgeous.
As Sergio Pininfarina himself pointed out, "every
Ferrari car previously designed by us was a great success in the market."
From a styling point of view, the 308 owes more to the legendary 246 Dino than
to any previous road going Ferrari. Perhaps equally important, the 308 GTB was
the first non twelve-cylinder road car to carry the Ferrari badge.
The car was quite sophisticated, particularly for the
time, with a transverse mounted all-alloy four cam V8 engine, initially
producing 255 horsepower - a remarkable
figure. With four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, the
car was extremely well balanced and offered taut handling along with a compliant
A four valve - or
quatro-valvole - engine debuted in 1982, improving breathing and tractability.
The 328, introduced in 1986, provided updated styling and another 200 cc in
displacement, with a resulting power increase to 270bhp. Finally, the new V8
Ferrari was I
its potential, with super car power output, and crisp,