Ferrari 308 GTB, 1979 MY

The 308 GTB is a rear wheel drive Pininfarina designed coupé motor vehicle with a mid mounted engine, manufactured by Ferrari. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2.9 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 227 bhp (230 PS/169 kW) at 6600 rpm and 275 N·m (203 lb·ft/28 kgm) at 4600 rpm respectively. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual 'box. The quoted kerb weight is 1265 kg. Maximum stated speed is 244 km/h (152 mph).

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Ferrari 308 GTB, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4230 mm
How heavy?
1265 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2927 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
230 PS / 227 bhp / 169 kW @ 6600 rpm
How much torque?
275 Nm / 203 ft.lb / 28 kgm @ 4600 rpm
How fast?
244 km/h, 152 mph

Ferrari 308 models

2 door fixed-head coupé MR 5M 2927 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1505 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé MR 5M 2927 cm3 217 PS 214 bhp 160 kW 1286 kg

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1979 Ferrari 308 GTB data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2340 mm 92.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Length 4230 mm 166.5 inches
Width 1720 mm 67.7 inches
Height 1120 mm 44.1 inches
Ground clearance 120 mm 4.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1265 kg 2789 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 74 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code F106 AL
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 2.9 litre
2927 cc
(178.616 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 71 mm
3.19 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
230 PS (227 bhp) (169 kW)
at 6600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
77.6 bhp/litre
1.27 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
275 Nm (203 ft·lb) (28 kgm)
at 4600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
93.95 Nm/litre
1.14 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium block & heads
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system 4 Weber 40 DCNF carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1180.6 kPa (171.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 7700 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 365.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 244 km/h (152 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 181.94 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
133.81 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
179.45 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.47 kg/kW
12.48 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position mid
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 205/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 205/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.71
general
Carfolio.com ID164219
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Ferrari 308 GTB added 2007-11-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.