1977 Ferrari 400 GT

At the 1976 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled the 400 Automatic and 400 GT as the successor to the outgoing 365 GT4 2+2. Pininfarina manufactured the bodies at their Turin factory, constructing them from steel with a fiberglass floor.

The 400 GT boasted an upgraded 4.8-liter V-12 Colombo engine and a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 400 Automatic was the first-ever Ferrari model to offer a three-speed Borg Warner automatic gearbox.

Production of the 365 GT4 2+2 ceased in 1976, and the Modena factory began production of the 400 GT, which lasted until 1979. Only 502 examples of the 400 GT were made, and it was the last Ferrari model with the legendary Colombo V-12 engine. Among those, 147 came with a manual transmission and six Weber carburetors.

Compared to the outgoing 365 GT4 2+2, the 400 GT had several distinctive features. The legendary Colombo V-12 engine displacement was increased to 4.8-liters, and the 400 GT was equipped with six 38 DCOE 110-111/M Weber carburetors, custom-made for the 4.8-liter engine.

These supplied the 400 GT with 340 horsepower, enabling it to reach 60 mph in just over seven seconds. Externally, a lip was added to the front spoiler, and the rear lights featured two circular lenses instead of three. The knock-off Borrani wheels of the 365 GT4 were also replaced with five-stud magnesium alloy wheels.

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