Complete Ferrari 400 lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

1979 Ferrari 400 I - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1979 - 1985 Ferrari 400 Coupe400 I4 Trims 310 to 340 Hp

The Ferrari 400 is a front-engine V12 2+2 grand tourer (GT) manufactured and marketed by Ferrari, an Italian car manufacturer, from 1972 to 1989. The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 and Ferrari 412 are closely related to the Ferrari 400 with the same body, engine, and chassis. The Ferrari 400 was also the company's first car equipped with automatic transmission.

History of Ferrari 400

Ferrari introduced the successor of the 365 GT4 2+2 at the Paris Motor Show in 1976. The new Ferrari 400 was available in two models: 400 Automatic with GM THM400 3-speed automatic transmission and 400 GT using a five-speed transmission. The first Ferrari equipped with an automatic transmission was the 400 Automatic. Ferrari made a total of 502 units for the Ferrari 400, 355 were Automatics and 147 for the GTs.

Ferrari 400 i

The Ferrari 400 received an upgrade in 1979 as emission regulations became more strict. The V12 acquired a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system in place of the six carburetors. This resulted in a higher reduction in emissions, reducing the output from 340 to 310 hp. Later versions had altered camshaft profiles and exhaust headers, giving the vehicle an extra 5 hp. The fuel-injected engine and an "i" emblem on the tail were the only changes between the 400 and 400 i in its first modifications.


Websites that sell a used Ferrari 400 and 400 i priced their listings with prices ranging from $40,000 to $140,000.


Ferrari upgraded the inside of the 400 in many ways. They used a new stitch pattern on the modified seats. The front seats move forward with leaned backrests and automatically move forward to access the back. Ferrari installed a new sound system and made minor changes to the instruments. In addition, the company added new air-conditioning vents. They also changed the dash from brushed suede to leather upholstery, and the sidewalls and door panels were also altered.
Leather upholstery, power windows, and air conditioning were standard features. The 400 has twin round stoplights, five-bolt fixed rims, a body-colored chin spoiler, and the logo has been removed from the radiator grille to distinguish it from the 365 GT4.


Ferrari 400 delivers 340 hp (250 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 347 lb-ft (471 Nm) of torque at 3,600 rpm. This model accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 kph) in 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph (240 kph) and a curb weight of 3,748 lbs (1,700 kg). Ferrari manufactured the 400 as a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model with a 3-speed automatic gearbox powered by a 4.8L F 101 C V12 engine.

Release Date

Ferrari released the Ferrari 400 in 1972, and it was discontinued in 1989 when they introduced the Ferrari 456 as the model's successor.