The Ferrari 456M GT

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Ferrari 456M GT – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 456M GT

Ferrari 456M GT – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 456M GT – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 456M GT – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 456M GT – Key Details

Ferrari 456M GTDetail
Launched: 1998
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 325 kW (442 hp) at 6250 rpm
Torque: 550 Nm (56 kgm) at 4500 rpm
Top Speed:over 300 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh):5.2 sec
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: 1:35.00
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 456M GT

FERRARI 456M GT – MANY SMALL CHANGES ADD UP TO ANOTHER GREAT FERRARI GT

Even though the Ferrari 456M didn’t shock the world with their performance the way some Ferraris do, it really didn’t have to.The original 456 was such a great car, that few updates were needed to keep the model on top as the go-to GT car for anybody with the means. The first 456 model launched in 1992with the Pininfarina-designed 456 GT. Ferrari decided a minor refresh was due for 1998 and came out with the 456M; the “M” standing for Modificata.

While there were many updates made to the car, none of them are earth-shattering. Some aerodynamic tweaks were made here, with a larger grille feeding more air to the V12 there. Inside, new seats and a rearranged dash found their way into the car. What the 456M retained was the split personality of its predecessor, with drivers having the benefit of driving either a hard-charging, tire-squealing supercar, or a smooth, refined grand tourer, all depending on how hard they decided to push the car.

Underneath the car, there were even fewer changes of note. The 5.5-litre V12 was almost completely unchanged, although it still managed to win Engine of the Year in the over 4 litre category of the International Engine of the Year awards for 2000 and 2001. In addition to being an all-around great engine, the V12 is relatively unstressed as it does not have to cope with astronomical redlines like so many other Ferrari engines. This has earned it a reputation as one of the most reliable Ferrari engines one can find. That engine also is what earns this model its name; each cylinder displaces exactly 456 cubic centimetres. A 6-speed manual transmission remained the lone choice for the GT car. The 456 at one point held the distinction of being the world’s fastest four-seater, capable of hitting 188 mph flat-out. On the way, 62 mph is accomplished in a mere 5.2 seconds. Not too shabby for a 1690 kg 4-seat grand tourer.

Production of the 456M was rather limited, with fewer than 700 units built by the time production ended in 2004. By contrast, over twice as many 456 GTs were produced. The 456M GT was eventually replaced by the 2004 612 Scaglietti.

Ferrari 456M GT – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: Carriage House Motor Cars

Ferrari 456M GT – 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 456M GT – Registry & Videos

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