1983 Ferrari 208

GTB Turbo

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1983
  • Mileage 
    40 000 km / 24 855 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    "Rosso Corsa"
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    "Nero"
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    220 PS / 162 kW / 217 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

With turbocharging prevalent in Formula 1 at the time, Ferrari decided to adopt it on the Italian market 208 GTB , to redress the power difference between the 2 litre and 3 litre engines, without increasing the tax burden on the cliente

There was once a golden age, where people wanted turbocharged cars purely so they could soak up the excitement of lag. In this time, the turbo was an exclusive feature on performance cars; whereas now, a turbocharger can be found on anything.
History :
In April 1982 Ferrari introduced a significantly more powerful version at the Turin Motor Show - the 208 Turbo - which employed a single KKK turbocharger and Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. The result of these developments was a dramatic increase in maximum power to 220bhp. This was not far short of the 3.0-litre 308 GTB's 255 horsepower and the figure was raised to 254bhp in 1986 when the model designation changed to 'GTB Turbo'. Bodywork changes included five additional cooling slats beneath the front grille and the adoption of NACA ducts ahead of the rear wheel arches. Matt black vents were fitted directly behind the retractable headlights and a full-width vent on the leading edge of the bonnet, while at the rear there was a split bumper with central grille and distinctive quadruple exhaust pipes set in pairs. A total of 437 208 GTB Turbo coupés has been completed by the time of the successor GTB Turbo's arrival in 1986.

- The first time a turbocharger was used on a production Ferrari.

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE :

- Delivered New in Portugal in 1983

- Finished in Rosso Corsa with “Pelle Nera” Black Connolly leather interior

- Fully Restored and technically overhauled in 2018

- Desirable Frist Series with one of the most agressive design of this Era

- Perfect condition and ready to enjoy

ENGINE:
Turbo-charging had taken a strong foothold in Formula 1 racing and the experience gained on the tracks soon made the leap to production with the 208 GTB Turbo, unveiled at the 1982 Turin Motor Show. The 2,000 cc V8 was given a considerable injection of power that radically transformed its whole character, lending the kind of superb acceleration normally unthinkable in a car of this displacement.
The transversely mid-mounted aluminium V8 engine . It was of a 90 degree configuration, with belt driven twin overhead camshafts per bank, having a total capacity of 1991cc, with a bore and stroke of 66.8mm x 71mm, and a compression ratio of 7:1, bearing factory type reference F 106 D 000. The engine was coupled in unit with the all synchromesh five speed transmission assembly, which was below, and to the rear of the engine's sump. It was fitted with an exhaust driven KKK turbocharger unit with waste gate, Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection and Marelli MED 804A electronic ignition, and had a claimed power output of 220bhp at 7000rpm.

CHASSIS AND BODY :

The 208 GTB Turbo models had a tubular chassis with , Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. . Visually the changes to the Pininfarina designed body are significant , there was a deep front spoiler with a row of five horizontal cooling slots just below the radiator grille and the front lid featured a row of satin black finished louvres to increase airflow through the radiator, due to the higher temperatures created by the turbocharging of the engine. On the lower body sides just in front of each rear wheel arch there was a NACA duct, and a spoiler was fitted to the rear of the roof between the buttresses that ran into the rear wings. The tail of the car featured a badge proclaiming "Turbo" and the twin paired exhaust pipes were within shrouds.
INTERIOR :
Featuring a pair of leather trimmed bucket seats, whilst the main instruments were contained in a hooded nacelle in front of the driver, who was provided with a three spoke leather rimmed steering wheel. The clock and oil temperature gauge were mounted in a separate panel on the lower left edge of the dashboard. The gear lever in an open gate was mounted in the driver's side of the centre console, which also contained ancillary switchgear, the handbrake and an ashtray.

MORE INFORMATION
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