The Ferrari 412

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Ferrari 412 – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 412

Ferrari 412 – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 412 – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 412 – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 412 – Key Details

Ferrari 412Detail
Launched: 1985
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 250 kW (340 hp) at 6000 rpm
Torque: 451 Nm (46 kgm) at 4200 rpm
Top Speed: automatic: 245 km/h;
manual: 250 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): automatic: 8.3 sec
manual: 6.7 sec
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 412

THE CLASSIC GT FERRARI: 400 AND 412

Compared to some of the flashier Ferraris of the era, the 400 and 412 are the subdued, understated choice. But that’s just how Ferrari wanted Pininfarina to design these cars; the Testarossa and 288 GTO were giving the carmaker more than enough panache in the lineup. The 400’s purpose was to serve as a fast, comfortable, and competent Grand Tourer, and that’s just what the styling conveyed. What began as the Ferrari 365 in 1972 would later turn into the 400 and then the 412 over the course of 17 years, making this Ferrari’s longest production series.

400 introduced at Paris Auto Show in 1976 and would stay in production until 1985. 4.8-litre V12 produced 340 bhp, enough power to motivate the car to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The 400 offered buyers the very first automatic transmission in a Ferrari; a Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed unit from General Motors. For owners wanting more control over their cars, Ferrari offered a 5-speed manual option as well. The 400 became the 400i in 1979 with the addition of a Bosch fuel injection system that served to clean up the emissions while reducing the power output to 310 horsepower. Between the 400 and the 400i, a total of 1807 cars were built.

Offered as the 412 starting in 1985, the car received a multitude of stylistic and mechanical updates to justify the name change. For starters, the V12 powerplant carried over from the 400 was bored to 5 litres, an effort that allowed the car to produce 340 bhp, or the same output as the original 400 model did in 1972. For the first time on a Ferrari, ABS was available, and Pininfarina worked their magic on the exterior sheet metal to update the car’s looks. 576 examples were built and sold. The dual transmission offerings were retained, with the manual option offering a significant 1.6-second advantage in 0 – 62 mph acceleration.

Even though the 400 and 412 were the restrained choice of Ferrari during their era, their classically good looks and sonorous V12 engines have made these cars classics today. Although there wasn’t an immediate successor to the 412, the eventual replacement came in the form of the 456.

Ferrari 412 – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 412 – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hautomatic: 8.3 sec; manual: 6.7 sec
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speedautomatic: 245 km/h; manual: 250 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement4943 cm3
Max. power output*250 kW (340 hp) at 6000 rpm
Max. torque*451 Nm (46 kgm) at 4200 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4810 mm
Width1798 mm
Height1314 mm
Dry weight**automatic: 1810 kg; manual: 1805 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 412 – Registry & Videos

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