348 GTB

Modified from the 348 TB, the 348 GTB was a two-seater berlinetta with dynamic performance characteristics worthy of the marque’s highest traditions. Its sports orientation was best expressed on the track, as proven by the 348 Challenge, which saw this car race on circuits in Europe and the US. Its styling was harmonious and aerodynamically efficient, and the mid-mounted V8 engine ensured perfect weight distribution and class-beating power.

Ferrari 348 GTB - 1993

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Ferrari 348 GTB - 1993

This was a two-seater berlinetta with all of the characteristics drivers had come to expect from Maranello. Although extremely versatile to drive, the 348 GTB really only came into its own on the track thanks to its extreme sportiness, a fact demonstrated amply in the 348 Challenge in Europe and the USA. It was styled by Pininfarina.

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The Structure

The 348 GTB had superbly balanced, efficient lines that took a strong lead from the classic Ferrari styling cues, and sported a steel and aluminium body. It was a particularly beautiful car too, thanks to intensive work carried out in the wind tunnel to refine its aerodynamic shape. Its interior volumes and driver position were designed for maximum comfort given its sporty set-up, while the seats and trim were a plush Connolly leather.

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.

Ferrari 348 GTB - 1993
Ferrari 348 GTB - 1993

The Engine

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 GTB. The photo gallery, with details and the most important parts, shows the distinctive features of this Ferrari model from 1993.


V8  Engine

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
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch single-plate
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
Brakes discs
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering rack-and-pinion
Fuel tank capacity 88 litres
Front tyres 215/50 ZR 17
Rear tyres 255/45 ZR 17
Type two-seater berlinetta
Length 4230 mm
Width 1894 mm
Height 1170 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm
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