Ferrari 348: specifications and description of the legendary Italian sports car
The sports car Ferrari 348 was produced infor five years, since 1989. He came to replace the already obsolete then "Ferrari 328" and became famous immediately. The commercial success of this elegant and at the same time powerful car had a significant impact on the development of both the concern itself and its mass popularity. Therefore now about its merits it is necessary to talk.
At Ferrari 348, undoubtedly, effective and memorable appearance. Its development involved specialists of the famous Italian studio Pininfarina.
It's hard not to agree that the car lookseffectively. In its appearance, the corporate style of the Italian company can be traced - angular lines of the body, beveled headlamps, dynamically looking forward profile ... its appearance can be said for a long time, but it is better to draw all conclusions by looking at the photos provided. It is necessary to note only the dimensions. In length this model reaches 4 230 mm, its width is equal to 1 895 mm, and the height is 1 770 mm.
It was decided to release the model in three types at oncebodywork. Potential buyers could choose what they would like to buy - coupe, roadster or turgu. The variant in the latter type of body was especially popular, as it showed the most originality. It is not surprising, because Targo is a 2-seat roadster with a removable roof and a rear window. Such cars in the late 80's caused a real stir.
What's under the hood?
The Ferrari 348 was offered with two optionsengines. The weaker was the 3.4-liter unit, which produced 300 horsepower. With this engine, the car could accelerate to 275 km / h! And the first "hundred" she exchanged after 5.6 seconds after the start of the movement. Impressive - the vast majority of modern cars clearly loses this "age-old" Italian sports car.
What about the expense? Modest it can not be called, but after all, we are talking about the sports car "Ferrari". So, for 100 "urban" kilometers this motor consumed about 19.6 liters of fuel. And while driving along the road, consumption was reduced to 8.4 liters.
The second engine, which was offered by Ferrari348, was almost the same as the engine considered. Its power was not much higher (320 hp), and the maximum was 280 km / h. Up to "hundred" versions with this unit were accelerated in 5.3 seconds, and the consumption was slightly more (20 and 9 liters in the city and the highway).
As you can see, the difference between the engines is insignificant, so that for all versions of the "Ferrari" was the demand, regardless of which motor was under the hood.
All modifications of the Ferrari 348 (TB-coupe, roadster and targa) were identical. They differed only visually, but the technical component was the same.
The car was offered with a 5-speed"Mechanics". Front (as well as rear) was installed independent suspension with lateral levers, telescopic shock absorbers, helical springs and anti-roll bar.
It is also worth noting that this sports car end80's was equipped with metal ventilated disc brakes. And they even had ABS. Disks, by the way, were installed cast aluminum - 215/50 R17 in front and 255/50 R17 at the back.
Interior and comfort
You can not ignore this topic. In the salon of this car, a person enters, stepping over an incredibly wide threshold, after which his attention is presented to a stylish interior without excesses, trimmed mainly with leather. This material is used in design almost everywhere! The skin is finished with a console, a torpedo, doors, armchairs, as well as many other details of the interior. And they decorate the interior of the insert from a nice-to-touch plastic of black color and expressive accents of red color.
The instrument panel seems quite normal, but only if you do not look at the marking of the tachometer and speedometer. "Red Zone" revolutions of this model ends at around 10,000 rpm!
It is worth noting the incredibly low landing. It seems that the chairs are installed almost in the asphalt. But the seats are comfortable - it's a fact.
What about the equipment? In addition to the notorious ABS, the car is equipped with a useful option Traking Control System, air conditioning, as well as a central lock. In the years of the release of "Ferrari" these options were considered a curiosity, but in this model they were present.
Initially, during the model years, the price of Ferrari348 was impressive. However, even now used variants are not cheap. The average cost is 40 000 euros. This is about 2 750 000 rubles at the current rate! But there are also models in the almost "preserved" condition, carefully preserved by some motorists for the sake of selling to collectors or for themselves. Their price can be up to 70,000. e. However, even with such a sum on hand, an exclusive sports car will be hard to find - the chance to find it in Russia is almost equal to zero.
But at us it is quite possible to buy Ferrari 348 TBBburago. This is a toy model of the legendary car, existing on various scales (1:18, 1:24, 1:43, etc.). Its average price is 15 dollars. Such models are the real smaller copies of the sports car. Their doors and trunk open, and the front wheels turn the steering wheel. An excellent copy for the collection of a true motorist!