The Ferrari 348 GT Competizione

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Ferrari 348 GT Competizione – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 348 GT Competizione

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Ferrari 348 GT Competizione – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari 348 GT Competizione – Key Details

Ferrari 348 GT CompetizoneDetail
Launched: 1993
Engine: V8 – Rear Engine
Power: 235 kW (320 hp) at 7200 rpm
Torque: 324 Nm (33 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Top Speed: TBC
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 348 GT Competizione

FERRARI 348 GT COMPETIZIONE – A 348 WITH A PURPOSE:

Built in 1993, the Ferrari 348 GT Competizione was designed exclusively for homologation in the GT Championship series. Some might be tempted to compare this track-oriented model to the 348 Challenge, but the truth is, it’s another beast entirely. While the Challenge received light modifications, the 348 GT Competizione received a mile-long long list of performance upgrades that transforms the car into a true race car. You might be surprised to learn, however, that that added power wasn’t on that list.

THE UPGRADES

That’s right, even in this application, the 3.4-litre V8 produced 320 bhp and 324 Nm of torque; the same amounts put forth by the standard, road-going 348s of that era. Don’t get down on the 348 GT Competizione just yet, though, as power is but one ingredient in the complicated performance recipe. For starters, the transmission used a shorter gear ratio and a stronger racing clutch to hold up to track use and abuse. Engineers then borrowed the braking system from the mighty F40 Evoluzione. A competition-grade suspension and exhaust system were then fitted to the car. And, while Ferrari declined to add power to the car, they did increase its speed in an equally-effective way: By reducing weight with a laser-like focus.

Nearly every component on the car was either lightened or else removed entirely. There are the 5-spoke, 18-inch competizione wheels and the new Competizione-specific steering wheel. Advanced materials such as Kevlar and carbon fibre were used substituted for cheaper and heavier materials throughout the car, from the door panels to the F40-style seats, and even the front and rear bumpers. Unnecessary amenities such as aircon, floormats, and sound-deadening were taken out. The final result was a dry weight of just 1,180 kg, or nearly 200 kg lighter than the standard 348. And that’s with all of the required safety equipment included.

CONCLUSION

Only 50 348 GT Competiziones were ever made, with just 8 built in a right-hand drive configuration.  Clearly, this was a purpose-built racing machine, with a stripped out interior devoid of all creature comforts. Some may find this a tad too extreme for their tastes, while for others, it makes this the ultimate Ferrari 348 model.

Ferrari 348 GT Competizione – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 348 GT Competizione – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speedTBC
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement3404 cm3
Max. power output*235 kW (320 hp) at 7200 rpm
Max. torque*324 Nm (33 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4230 mm
Width1894 mm
Height1170 mm
Dry weight**1180 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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