The Ferrari 456 GTA

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Ferrari 456 GTA – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 456 GTA

Ferrari 456 GTA – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 456 GTA – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 456 GTA – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 456 GTA – Key Details

Ferrari 456 GTADetail
Launched: 1996
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 325 kW (442 hp) at 6250 rpm
Torque: 550 Nm (56 kgm) at 4500 rpm
Top Speed: over 298 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 5.5 sec
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 456 GTA

Like its stablemate, the 456 GT, the Ferrari 456 GTA represented the mature, understated choice of Ferrari during the 1990’s. What separates these two, however, is the transmission. Yes, there are different model names depending on the transmission chosen. Whereas a traditional 6-speed manual was at work in the GT version of the 456, a new 4-speed automatic was installed in the GTA. Developed in a partnership between Ferrari and FF Developments’ Detroit-based engineering office, the 4-speed gearbox represented just the fourth automatic transmission ever installed in a Ferrari.

Launched in 1992, the Pininfarina-designed 456 GTA was Ferrari’s replacement for the 412, which had been out of production for 3 years at that point. The “456” in the name comes from the fact that each cylinder displaces exactly 456 cubic centimetres. The V12, displacing a total of 5.5 litres, was awarded engine of the year in the over 4 litre category of the International Engine of the Year awards for 2000 and 2001. Peak power is achieved at only 6250 rpm, relatively low for a high-performance vehicle.

Not having to cope with astronomical redlines has allowed these V12s to enjoy great reliability as the 456 GTA ages. In addition, the 456 held the distinction as the world’s fastest four-seater, capable of hitting 188 mph flat out. Along the way to that phenomenal top speed, 62 mph is reached in a mere 5.2 seconds. While those kinds of numbers might not blow you away today, back in 1992 it was mind-bending acceleration for a 1770 kg 4-seater capable of toting around the entire family.

And, with space for 4 adults, the 456 could indeed make a decent family car. The front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout allowed for enough space in the rear seats for 2 grown-ups in the back seat, and the boot actually offers enough space for a weekend trip. Once you, your friends, and all of your luggage is situated inside, however, the 456 is capable of providing thrills you never thought possible in a 90s saloon car. Under the aluminium skin, the 456 GTA used a tubular steel spaceframe chassis. The 456 received extensive updates for 1998, becoming the 456M, a model which soldiered on until it was replaced by the 2004 612 Scaglietti.

Ferrari 456 GTA – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 456 GTA – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h5.5 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed185 mph / 298 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement5473 cm3
Max. power output*325 kW (442 hp) at 6250 rpm
Max. torque*550 Nm (56 kgm) at 4500 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4730 mm
Width1920 mm
Height1300 mm
Dry weight**1770 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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