1979 Ferrari 400i

The Ferrari 400i is a 2 door coupé-bodied car styled by Pininfarina with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.8 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 60 degree V 12 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 311 bhp (315 PS/232 kW) of power at 6400 rpm, and maximum torque of 412 N·m (304 lb·ft/42 kgm) at 4200 rpm. The engine powers the wheels compliments of a 5 speed manual set of gears. With a claimed kerb weight of 1814 kg, the Ferrari 400i manages to cover the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 6.9 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 14.8 seconds. Maximum speed claimed is 245 km/h, which is 152 mph.

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1979 Ferrari 400i information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4810 mm
How heavy?
1814 kg
What size engine?
4.8 litre, 4823 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
315 PS / 311 bhp / 232 kW @ 6400 rpm
How much torque?
412 Nm / 304 ft.lb / 42 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.9 s
How fast?
245 km/h, 152 mph

Ferrari 400i models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4823 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1973 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4823 cm3 315 PS 311 bhp 232 kW 1818 kg

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1979 Ferrari 400i data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 mm 106.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Length 4810 mm 189.4 inches
Width 1798 mm 70.8 inches
Height 1314 mm 51.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1814 kg 3999 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 120 litres 26.4 UK Gal 31.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12 in 60° vee
Capacity 4.8 litre
4823 cc
(294.318 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 78 mm
3.19 × 3.07 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
315 PS (311 bhp) (232 kW)
at 6400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
64.5 bhp/litre
1.06 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
412 Nm (304 ft·lb) (42 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
85.42 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction light alloy block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1073.5 kPa (155.7 psi)
Maximum RPM 6500 rpm
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 401.92 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 14.8 s
Standing kilometre 26.7 s
Maximum speed 245 km/h (152 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 173.83 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
127.85 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
171.44 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.82 kg/kW
13.07 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 front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 13.20 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 240/55 VR x 415 TRX
Tyres rear 240/55 VR x 415 TRX
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter 302 mm
Rear brake diameter 297 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID29656
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Ferrari 400i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-03-04.