Friday, 14 January 2011

Not available in the USA - Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer !

Friday time for some more Marranello V12 vibes.

Just 387 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB's were made from 1973 to 1976 with the model continuing in production first in 512BB and then 512 BBi guise until 1984.

Designed to replace the front engine Daytona and rival the technically more complex Lambourghini Muira with its transverse V12 mounted behind the driver, the 365 GT4 BB features a 180 degree V12 developed from the 60 degree V12 Daytona, not a boxer as the model name would suggest, mounted longitudinally behind the driver.

None of the 365 GT4 BB's were originally sold in America by Ferrari as Enzo would not sanction the cost of federalisation, though a few are now in US ownership.

With it's 344 prancing horses pulling at maximum capacity it is thought the 365 GT4 BB was capable of over 185 mph.

Hope you have enjoyed today's 70's edition of 'Gettin a lil' psycho on tyres' and that you'll join me again tomorrow for some 1950's Girl Power and an OSCA. Don't forget to come back now !