• Ferrari 400 Automatic

The series coupe 2 seater plus 2 Ferrari GT4, with different numerical markings, was produced from 1972 to 1989.

Designed to replace the previous 365 GT 2 +2, the 365 GT4 2 +2 was introduced to the public in 1972. Designed by Pininfarina, the big coupe from Maranello (which, despite the "words" 2 +2 was 4 real places: the step was 270 cm) filed a taut lines and square, certainly more stylish but less fascinating than the previous model.

From the technical point of view, the important innovations were the adoption of the version with double overhead camshafts per cylinder bank (hence the 4 in the acronym) of the famous V12 4390cc (powered by 6 carburetors) and rear-wheel independent double wishbone with (like the front) instead of the old bridge drive. The transmission was 5-speed manual, the self-locking differential while the brakes were ventilated discs 4.

The high performance (power is 340hp) were provided in comfort. The cockpit was also finished in an opulent. Failure to export to the United States of America (because of non-compliance with anti-pollution standards), limited production to just 524 copies.

At the Paris Motor Show in 1976 was presented with the 400 GT is an evolution of the previous 365 GT4. Aesthetically, the changes were limited (new front spoiler, integrated fog lights and tail lights 4 instead of 6), while there were many new mechanically.

The V12, thanks to a new crankshaft, saw grow its displacement from 4390 to 4824 cm ³ (but the power remained stops 340cv) and the rear suspension possessed, now, the adjustment idropenumatica. The most dramatic change for Ferrari was the availability, upon request and without charge, a 3-speed automatic transmission as an alternative to manual 5. 400 The GT was produced until 1979 in 502 copies.

The opportunity to start, finally, the export to the United States, where the model would have gotten more support, led Ferrari in 1979 to abandon the power carburetors, replaced by ‘electronic fuel injection. The power to go back in compliance with the U.S., fell to 315cv. The 400i is the name of the model, did not have other significant changes and was produced until 1985, in 1,308 copies.

In the mid-eighties, the 400i, and a little boxy ‘anonymous, had become dated and out of sorts. The Ferrari intervened, merely redesign the bumpers and interiors, and to make technical innovations, such as the increase in displacement from 4824 to 4943cc V12 series and the adoption of the ABS. Thanks to the increase of the airspace returned to power 340cv. The 412 (new model name) remained in production until 1989 and it was built in 303 specimens.

The series of GT4 was produced in 2637 copies, distributed as follows: