Ferrari 408 4RM
The Ferrari 408 is a 4-wheel drive concept car developed and built by Ferrari from 1987 to 1988.
This model had a record, was the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive. To achieve this kind of transmission was employed a new type of splitter that made use of a hydraulic coupling.
As two examples were built. The first, painted red, was fitted with a frame entirely made of steel and was released in June 1987. The second, painted yellow, had installed a frame formed by parts in both steel and aluminum. The latter specimen was completed in September 1988, and is now exhibited at the Galleria Ferrari.
Model development was followed until the early months of 1987 by Mauro Forghieri, that is, until the famous engineer worked for the house of the prancing horse.
The numerical code in the model name was linked to the characteristics of the engine; more specifically recalled the displacement, which was about 4.0 l, and the number of cylinders, which were 8 to V. The abbreviation "4WD" but it was an acronym for "4 Wheel Drive", ie wheel drive.
The engine was a 90 ° V8 and rear longitudinal. The bore and stroke were respectively 93 mm and 73.6 mm, which brought the total displacement at 3 999.66 cm ³. The compression ratio was 9.8:1. The maximum power of the engine was delivering 300hp at 6250 rpm, while the higher torque provided by the motor was 373 N m.
The distribution was formed by a dual overhead cam head, who commanded four valves per cylinder. As supply system was equipped with a fuel injection system Weber-Marelli. The lighting was single and electronics. The dry sump lubrication, while the twin-plate clutch was.
The suspension was independent with wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer bar. The brakes were disc, while the transmission was made up of a manual transmission five-speed plus reverse. The steering was rack and pinion. The drive was full.
The frame was formed by a bearing body made of sheet steel, while the body was berlinetta two places.