The Ferrari 308 was a sport car, which was produced by the Italian company Ferrari during the period of 1975-1985. The debut of the sport car was in October, 1975 during the Auto Show in Paris. The first model of this line was called Dino 308 GT4. It was created in Bertone. It changed the model Dino 246. It was a 4-seat coupe with the 2x2 axle configuration.
The sport cars Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS, also Dino 308 GT4 were equipped with the DOHC V8 Tipo F106 AB engines, with the volume of 3.0 L, the capacity was 255 hp at 7700 r / min. The American market’s version had DOHC V8 Tipo F106 AE with the capacity of 240 hp at 6600 r / min, it was also equipped with the system of the lowering toxicity of the exhaust gas. The car can accelerate to 100 km / h during 6.5 sec. The top speed was 256 km / h. The 308 series cars had the independent 2-level suspension.
In 1980 the 308 GTB and GTS models got the new engines - V8 Tipo F106 BB, with the mechanical system of fuel injection Bosch K-Jetronic, the name also got the index "i" (308 GTBi / GTSi). The capacity became 214 horsepower at 6600 r / min, due to this the speed characteristics were lowered, too. The car accelerated from 0 to 100 km / h during 7 sec., and the maximum speed was 227 km / h.
Such lowering of the capacity was not taken in well, so the production of this version was till 1982, and was changed by the new model Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS Quattrovalvole.
The debut of the Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole was in October, 1982 года on Paris Auto Show. The new one was equipped by the V8 Tipo F105 AB engine, with the capacity of 240 horsepower at 7000 r / min. The American market’s version had 230 horsepower at 6800 r / min. It accelerated from 0-100 km / h during 6.1 sec. The maximum speed was 251 km / h.
The later models had some insignificant changes as the renewed radiator grille and the new side mirrors. The production ended at the beginning of 1985 year. During the period from 1982 to 1985, 1344 Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole and 6068 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole were produced.