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Ferrari 400i (US)

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Ferrari 400i (US)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4823 cm3 / 294.3 cu in / 294.3 cu in, 231.2 kW / 310.0 hp / 310.0 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, 392.0 N·m / 289.1 lb·ft / 289.1 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FerrariIssued from1979
Model400i (US)Issued until
Serie400Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFerrariCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerPininfarinaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4887 mm / 192.4 in / 192.4 inTotal (curb) weight1973 kg / 4350 lb / 4350 lb
Width1798 mm / 70.8 in / 70.8 inDry weight
Height1313 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1471 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1501 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inWeight distribution (front)54.1 % / 54.1 % / 54.1 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity118 l / 26.0 UK gal / 31.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerFerrariValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyBo K-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement4823 cm3 / 294.3 cu in / 294.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity401.92 cm3/cylinder / 24.527 cu in/cylinder / 24.527 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power231.2 kW / 310.0 hp / 310.0 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque392.0 N·m / 289.1 lb·ft / 289.1 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)99.8 kW / 133.8 hp / 133.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.9 kW/l / 1.054 bhp/cu in / 1.054 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque81.3 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.10 s / 7.10 s / 7.10 sPower-to-weight ratio157.1 kW/ton / 119.0 bhp/ton / 119.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.40 s / 15.40 s / 15.40 s (top 92 km/h / 57 mph / 57 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.2 m / 40.0 ft / 40.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels front7.1 x 16.3Wheels rear7.1 x 16.3
Tyres frontMichelin TRX 240/55 VR-415Tyres rearMichelin TRX 250/55 VR-415
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front305 mm / 12.0 in / 12.0 inBrake diameter rear305 mm / 12.0 in / 12.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ferrari 400i (US)

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