The Ferrari 348 GTB

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Ferrari 348 GTB – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 348 GTB

Ferrari 348 GTB – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 348 GTB – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 348 GTB – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 348 GTB – Key Details

Ferrari 348 GTBDetail
Launched: 1993
Engine:V8 – Rear Engine
Power: 235 kW (320 hp) at 7200 rpm
Torque: 324 Nm (33 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Top Speed: Over 174 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 5.4 secs
Replaces: Ferrari 308 GTB
Fiorano Lap time: 1 min 39.3 secs
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 348 GTB

FERRARI 348 GTB – A GRAND 90S BERLINETTA

Even though it has gained a rather poor reputation since its debut in 1993, the Ferrari 348 GTB is actually a pretty great car. Successor to the 348 TB, the GTB represents Ferrari’s mid-cycle update to its 348 line, which had been around since 1989. With the 80s-inspired styling and underpinnings, its was time to bring the whole production in line with the competition from the 90s.

SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES

With a new engine management system and exhaust, the GTB’s 3.4 litre V8 now developed an extra 20 bhp, for a grand total of 320. Not an overwhelming amount of power, but enough for some spirited driving, with a 0 to 60 time in the low 5-second range. A dry-sump system was used to prevent oil starvation at high g-loads, keeping the engine lubricated during hard acceleration and aggressive cornering. Most importantly, perhaps, were the improvements made to the car’s handling. For starters, the rear wheels were now wider, increasing the track by one inch. Ferrari engineers also tweaked the car’s suspension geometry, resulting in improved handling and ride when compared to the TB.

A (SLIGHTLY) NEW LOOK

Stylistically, there are a few indicators that you are looking at the GTB rather than the original TB version of the 348. Gone were the black body skirts, replaced by paint-matching versions. We also see a slightly revised front grille. Another tell-tale sign that you are looking at the new GT version is the chromed-out prancing horse logo on the rear instead of the TB’s black. Inside, the 348 was given new seats with removable cushions.

CONCLUSION

Even though the 348 GTB was much improved over the TB it replaced, sales were not exactly brisk. Through its two model years, only 252 examples made their way to the road. Even fewer of the car’s convertible sibling, the 348 GTS, were built, making these a fairly rare find on the used market today. And, remember, despite the negative view many hold, the 348 GTB is actually a pretty great car that can offer its driver plenty of thrills.

Ferrari 348 GTB – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 348 GTB – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h3.4 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed202 mph (325 km/h)
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement4497 cm3
Max. power output419 kW (570 CV)** @ 9000 rpm
Max. torque398 lbs/ft (540 Nm) @ 6000 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length178.2 in (4527 mm)
Width76.3 in (1937 mm)
Height47.8 in (1213 mm)
Dry weightTBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
CO2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 348 GTB – Registry & Videos

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