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Classics How Much Power Does This Ferrari 348 Still Make After 30 Years?

21:01  03 september  2020
21:01  03 september  2020 Source:   autoclassics.com

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The Ferrari 348 was a disappointment in both performance and sales. Get the facts on this road The ventilated disc brakes were much larger than those on the Ferrari 348 , and used antilock A higher compression ratio and updated fuel injection helped generate 300 horsepower, 30 -40 more than the

The Prancing Horse manufacturer did bring out the 348 Challenge, but it was still not enough to impress all the critics. However, some twenty years after the 348 Challenge ceased production, there came those who thought modern tech could definitely benefit it, and thus crammed as much of it into

Not bad, not bad at all.

Old cars on the dyno - a new trend that we like a lot. Watching a restored (or sometimes original) vehicle from decades ago unleashing its full potential is something we don’t see every day as most classic car owners prefer to keep their treasures hidden from sunlight. But, after all, cars are made to be driven and it’s good to know what’s happening under the hood.

a car parked in a parking lot: Ferrari 348 lead image © AutoClassics Ferrari 348 lead image

In general, a dyno run is like a doctor's inspection. The results reveal the overall mechanical condition of the engine and transmission and can tell us a lot of things. Here’s a very good example - an old Ferrari 348.

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How do we know this ? I still think it’s one of the most beautiful of the modern rear-engined V8 Ferraris . The car is very easy to drive, corners beautifully and sounds amazing. Breaking down the five Ferraris selected 348 tb Coupe with manual shift and 3.4-litre V8 New in 1991: 4,315 Good

Ferrari went on to dominate the early years of the World Sportscar Championship which was Although Scuderia Ferrari no longer participated in sports cars after 1973, they have occasionally Ferrari currently runs a customer GT program for a racing version of its 458 and has done so for the

According to the video description, the car had several issues with the engine a year ago but most of them have been fixed in the last 12 months. Recently, all the little problems with the powertrain’s sensors were eliminated and the engine seems to be in good shape.

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Just as a quick reminder, the 348 had only one engine available. It was a 3.4-liter V8 that was offered for all versions of the supercar - the 348 Speciale, 348 Challenge, 348 GTB, GTS, and Competizione. Depending on the exact variant, the powertrain was good for somewhere between 296 horsepower (221 kilowatts) and 316 hp (235 kW) in the Competizione.

So, after almost 30 years on the roads and a comprehensive repair, how much power does it still produce? After hearing details about the car in the first half of the video, the second part shows a dyno run. More precisely, three dyno runs.

The highest achieved result is 268 horsepower (200 kilowatts) and 214 pound-feet (290 Newton-meters) of torque. Of course, these numbers are measured at the wheels, which means the output of the engine should be around 308 hp (230 kW) and 246 lb-ft (333 Nm). Not that bad for a 30-years-old car, right?

Source: Normal Guy Supercar

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