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Ferrari 400

Ferrari 400/412
Manufacturer: Ferrari
Class: front-engined 2+2
Production: 19761989
Predecessor: Ferrari Daytona
Successor: Ferrari 456
400
Production: 19761978
Body styles: Coupe
Engines: 4.8 L V12
400i
Production: 19791984
Body styles: Coupe
Engines: 4.8 L FI V12
412
Production: 19851989
Body styles: Coupe
Engines: 4.9 L V12
Ferrari 400 at Wheels Of Italy
Ferrari 400i Automatic at Wheels Of Italy


The Ferrari 400 and 412 models are lesser-known front-engined 2+2 coupes. Their design is derived from the 365 GT4 2+2 version of the famous Daytona. Production began in 1976, with the improved 412 introduced in 1985 and phased out in 1989.


400 Automatic

The 400 Automatic or 400A was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1976. It was the first Ferrari to offer an automatic transmission, in this case a 3-speed unit from General Motors. The engine, based on the Daytona's, was a 4.8 L (4823 cc) V12 producing 340 hp. Mounted in front and driving the rear wheels, the traditional GT car layout allowed Ferrari to fit four seats in the stylish coupe.


400i

The carburettors on the 400 were replaced with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection for 1979. As in the smaller 308, power was down substantially, to 310 hp, but emmissions were much improved.



412

The 400 was improved for 1985 with an increase in displacement (to 4943 cc) and a restoration of the original car's 340 hp. ABS was offered for the first time on a Ferrari, and the automatic transmission was retained.

Production was stopped in 1989 with only the mid-engined Mondial offering 2+2 seating. The classic front-engine layout returned in 1992 with the 456.



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208 208 Turbo GTB/GTS Turbo F355
Mid-engine 2+2 308 GT4 Mondial 8 Mondial QV Mondial 3.2 Mondial t
208 GT4
12 cylinder Boxer berlinetta 365 BB 512 BB 512i BB Testarossa 512TR F512M
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America 330 365
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