The Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione

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Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione

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Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione – Technical Specifications

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Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione – Key Details

Ferrari 365 GTB4 CompetizioneDetail
Launched: 1971
Engine: V12 – Rear Engine
Power: 316 kW (430 hp) at 7800 rpm
Torque: 461 Nm (47 kgm) ar 5500 rpm
Top Speed: 310 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione

FERRARI 365 GTB4 COMPETIZIONE – HOW TO TURN A GT CAR INTO A CHAMPION

As a grand tourer, the Daytona was always designed with a comfort bent, but that didn’t keep Ferrari from turning a few into the race-prepped 365 GTB4 Competizione. Three years after the original model was introduced, these stronger, lighter, and sharper cars started appearing in various prominent races around the world. That was 1971, and by 1979 the Competizione was still racing and winning. Sure, 9 years may not sound like an eternity, but in racing years it basically is. These impressive racing models no doubt helped cement the Ferrari Daytona’s enduring legacy as one of the most iconic grand tourers in history.

CONSTRUCTION

Tuned engine and suspension were necessary to overcome the comparably docile settings used on the road-going Daytona. After Ferrari’s engineers were done with it, the big V12’s horsepower rating was increased by 78 for a grand total of 430 bhp. Torque, meanwhile, was increased by 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) to 461 (340 lb-ft). Thanks to the additional grunt, the 365 GTB4 was able to reach a 30 km/h higher top speed – 310 km/h (192 mph).

Some 365 GTB4 Competizione cars used aluminium bodywork, while others made do with the standard steel construction. Even on those steel-bodied cars, however, Scaglietti did their best to lighten the panels. Other improvements, such as plexiglass windows, further helped keep the car’s weight down.

RACING CAREER

All of those performance upgrades made the Competizione a highly-attractive proposition for many racing teams. According to the Ferrari archives, 18 total Competizione models were used by various teams, including Chinetti-NART, Filipinetti, and Swaters. Notably, however, the car was never actually used by the Scuderia Ferrari team.

And, after discussing about the 365 GTB4 Competizione’s performance specs, it should come as no surprise that few other race cars of its era were able to keep pace with it. In 1971, the 365 GTB4 Competizione enjoyed a 5th-place overall finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The following 3 years, the car was entered into GT class at Le Mans. Oh, and it finished in first place within its class each of those years. As we mentioned earlier, various teams would continue using the Competizione Daytona throughout the decade.

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed192 mph / 310 km/h
Engine
Typelongitudinal flat-12
Overall displacement4390 cm3
Max. power output*316 kW (430 hp) at 7800 rpm
Max. torque*461 Nm (47 kgm) ar 5500 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**1240 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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