1999 Ferrari 456

M 5.5 V12 GTA COUPE, COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY PORTFOLIO, GREAT INVESTMENT. SORRY, NOW SOLD. SIMILAR VEHICLES REQUIRED.

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1999
  • Mileage 
    35 000 mi / 56 328 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Argento Nuburgring
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior brand colour 
    Dark Blue Hide and Carpet
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    435 BHP / 442 PS / 325 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

It is with utmost pleasure that we can present to you a Ferrari 456M 5.5 V12 GTA Coupe. This UK car is 1 of only 139 that where officially imported. The exterior is finished in the Metallic Silver Grey (Argento Nuburgring) with the stunning Dark Blue Hide and Carpet interior. The condition of this Ferrari is a credit to the past owner and needs to be seen to be appreciated. With a fully-documented history to back up the pedigree of this car, this is a safe investment and also an amazing car to drive and enjoy.

The Original 456 was designed by Pietro Camardella and Lorenzo Ramaciotti at Pininfarina which was available in GT and from 1996 as a GTA. The difference in name signifies the transmission: the former has a six-speed manual and the latter has a four-speed automatic developed in partnership with FF Developments in Livonia which was later purchased by Ricardo Engineering in the UK. This was only the fourth automatic transmission ever offered by Ferrari. The 5.5L 65° V12 engine was derived from the Dino V6 rather than the more conventional 60° V12s used in the 412 and Daytona. It produces 436 bhp with 4 valves per cylinder and Bosch Motronic M2.7 engine management. It can reach speeds of 188 mph making it the world's fastest production four-seater when launched. Acceleration to 62 mph was just 5.2 seconds, with a 13.4 second quarter-mile time.

The Modificata 456M appeared in 1998 where many changes were made to improve aerodynamics and cooling. The interior that was still featuring Connolly Leather was freshened with new seats and other conveniences like fewer gauges on the dash and a new Becker stereo was fitted. The 456 had a smaller grille with fog lights on the outside and also had bonnet-mounted air scoops all of which was removed on the 456M. Other changes were made to the undercarriage spoiler on the 456M: it is fixed where the older 456 had a motorized spoiler that began its deployment above 105 km/h (65 mph). Power remained unchanged on the Modificata using Bosch Motronic M5.2 engine management at 436 bhp and the cylinder firing order was also changed for smoother running.

The name 456 is derived from the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimetres. This was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention until the 488. Despite its supercar performance, the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine, which has proven to be a very reliable unit. The chassis is composed of a tubular steel spaceframe construction with a one-piece composite bonnet and body panels of aluminium. The body panels are welded to the chassis by using a special "sandwich filler" called feran that, when laid between, allows steel and aluminium to be welded.

At the time of its development it was the most powerful road car ever developed by Ferrari aside from the F40.

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