Ferrari is the Italian car manufacturing company that mainly manufactures sports car. Ferrari 328 is one of the models of the Ferrari cars that was on high sale from 1985-1989. It was the successor model to Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS versions.
Ferrari 328s were developed with small modifications in body style and engine of 308. The engine displacement was increased to 3.2 liters from 3.0 liters. Ferrari 328 is considered as the most reliable Ferrari by most of the enthusiasts. Around 7400 Ferrari 328 models were produced which supported the words of the Ferrari enthusiasts. It was replaced by Ferrari 340 in 1989.
Unlike the other models of Ferrari, the maintenance could be performed without lifting the engine from the vehicle.
The model number 328 refers to the 3.2 liter engine capacity and 8 numbers of cylinders. The engine capacity of 328 was raised to 3185cc and the power offered by vehicle was 270bph. It was the fastest vehicle of this series and became the super-car for Ferrari in 1980. It was the most successful vehicle for Ferrari.
If we talk about power, 328 as compared to 308 also brings considerable boost in power.
Ferrari 328 uses a 3.2 liter V8 engine. It has 4 valves per cylinder layout. It provides the power of 270 bph (201 kW) and 231 lb.ft of torque.
The V8 engine was similar to that used in the 308 Quattrovalvole model. Its engine capacity was increased to 3185cc with the bore stroke of 83mm x 73.6mm. The electronic ignition system produced the power output of 270bhp (201 kW; 274 PS) at 7000 rpm.
Ferrari 328 was available in two models viz. GTB and GTS.
For 328 GTB:
0-60 mph – 5.5 seconds (approx.)
0-100 mph – 13 seconds (approx.)
Top speed of 166mph (267 km/h)
For 328 GTS:
0-60 mph – 5.9 seconds (approx.)
0-100 mph – 15 seconds (approx.)
Top speed of 163 mph (262 km/h)
The efficiency and reliability of the car increased with increased power and torque. The power was produced with full emission control. The gear shifters provided precise gear change with the tactile click.
The main features of Ferrari 328 were high performance, attractive styling, improved road holding and greater comfort.
With all the best features and high performance, Ferrari 328 became the most successful car in Ferrari’s history till that time. It still remains the highly sought Ferrari cars after three decades of its introduction.