This two-seater convertible offered the same specifications as the 348 GTB, with the choice of open or closed-top motoring and a layout that had by now become a Ferrari classic: as on the outgoing TS, the hard top was stowed away in the space behind the seats.
Virtually identical to the 348 GTB in terms of its engineering, the 348 GTS was a two-seater convertible in the classic Ferrari mode of the time and was also styled by Pininfarina. The 348 GTS had a steel and aluminium body and its removable top was stowed in a compartment behind the seats. Its aerodynamics had been refined for use at high speeds and had been honed with particular care to avoid the usual discomforts of an open-top car.Its interior volumes and driver position were designed for maximum comfort given its sporty set-up. The seats and interior trim were a plush Connolly leather.Read more
The 348 GTB had a steel monocoque with differentiated tubular elements and a tubular rear sub-frame for the engine-suspension assembly. The suspension was independent unequal-length wishbones front and rear. It had coil springs over gas-filled telescopic dampers, and stabiliser bars. The steering was rack and pinion. The car also had self-venting disc brakes with ATE antiskid.
The mid-rear 3405 cc 90° V8 engine was mounted longitudinally and punched out 320 hp. It had twin overhead cams with four valves per cylinder and a Bosch M 2.7 control unit. The 348 GTB also had dry sump lubrication, a five-speed plus reverse transverse gearbox in unit with the self-locking differential, and a single-plate dry clutch.
An accurate selection of the high-definition key images of the 348 GTS. The photo gallery, with details and the most important parts, shows the distinctive features of this Ferrari model from 1993.
|Type||rear, longitudinal 90° V8|
|Bore/stroke||85 x 75 mm|
|Unitary displacement||425.59 cc|
|Total displacement||3404.70 cc|
|Compression ratio||10.8 : 1|
|Maximum power||235 kW (320 hp) at 7200 rpm|
|Power per litre||94 hp/l|
|Maximum torque||324 Nm (33 kgm) at 5000 rpm|
|Valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder|
|Fuel feed||Bosch Motronic M2.7 electronic injection|
|Ignition||Bosch Motronic M2.7 static electronic, single spark plug per cylinder|
|Frame||steel monocoque with tubular steel rear sub-frame|
|Front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|Fuel tank||capacity 88 litres|
|Front tyres||215/50 ZR 17|
|Rear tyres||255/45 ZR 17|
|Front track||1502 mm|
|Rear track||1578 mm|
|Weight||1370 kg (dry)|
|Top speed||over 280 km/h|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||5.4 sec|
|0-400 m||13.5 sec|
|0-1000 m||24.4 sec|