When the 365 GTB/4 was launched in 1968, it was the world’s quickest manufacturing automotive. Ferrari had misplaced bragging rights to the revolutionary mid-engined Lamborghini Miura.
Ferrari calls the 365 an “evolution of the 275 GTB4” which it changed. Manufacturing ran from 1968 to 1973. The 4.4 litre V12 made 347 hp and was mated to a five-speed handbook transmission. If 347 horsepower doesn’t sound like quite a bit, word that the GTB weighed a mere 2,646 lb — about 900 lbs lower than a 1968 Corvette. Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina was the designer behind the smooth and fashionable Pininfarina strains.
I lately discovered that the identify “Daytona” was not the official identify — it was as a consequence of Ferrari’s 1-2-3 end on the February 1967 Daytona 24-hour race. It was the motoring press and Ferrari followers who bestowed the nickname onm the 365.
1,284 berlinettas had been produced and solely 122 spyders. The relative rarity of those are why their costs have gotten so excessive — the Coupes command costs between $600,000 and 800,000 and the spyders go for much more.