Complete Ferrari 412 lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

1985 Ferrari 412 I - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1985 - 1988 Ferrari 412 Coupe412 I2 Trims 340 Hp

The Ferrari 412 is a front-engined V12 grand tourer (GT) manufactured and marketed by Ferrari, an Italian car manufacturer, from 1985 to 1989. This model is one of the cars in the Ferrari series composed of the 365 GT4 2+2, 400, and this model, 412.

History of Ferrari 412

The Ferrari 412 is a two-door sports vehicle with a 2+2 seating position initially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1985 by the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari.
The Ferrari 412 replaced the Ferrari 400i, which was the previous model. A Ferrari 412 has a 5.0-liter V12 engine that produces 340 hp @ 6000 rpm under the bonnet. Ferrari installed a Bosch K-Jetronic, mechanical fuel injection system in the engine. Compared to Weber carburetors, the adoption of such a system lowered engine power, but it also massively diminished exhaust emissions. Ferrari 412 GT and Ferrari 412 were the names of the manual gearbox and automatic transmission versions, respectively. The letter "A," which stood for "automatic," could appear in the name occasionally. Ferrari discontinued the Ferrari 412 model in 1989 and replaced it with the Ferrari Mondial, a sports coupe with a 2+2 landing configuration and an ordinary engine position. At the end of Ferrari 412's production run, the company made 1305 units, with 883 Automatics and 422 GTs.

Ferrari 412 S

The Ferrari 412 S was a one-of-a-kind sports racing vehicle Ferrari was created in 1958. Ferrari's most potent V12 engine was coupled with a one-of-a-kind prototype racing chassis to complete the 412 S. Because it was designed around an engine from a 500 Miles of Monza racer, it was also wrongly dubbed the 412 MI. The automobile was designed expressly for John von Neumann to compete in SCCA racing against American racing cars called Scarabs. Ferrari mostly raced the automobile in California. Phil Hill and Richie Ginther were its main drivers, but Von Neumann also used it occasionally.


Several classic car auction websites currently offer different listings of the Ferrari 412, with prices ranging from €40,000 to €120,000 (roughly $42,000 to $126,000).


The 400i had a facelift at the conclusion of 1982. Engine power was increased to 311 hp (232 kW) with new camshaft characteristics and exhaust headers. Ferrari changed the center console, door panels, upholstery, and electronic switchgear throughout the interior. Outer-wise, the rectangular fog lights were left uncovered due to a thinner grille, and the engine bonnet vents were repainted body color to match. More standard features and additions for the Ferrari 412 were the new wing mirrors with a small Ferrari shield emblem, matte black tail panel, fog lamps, and low-profile Michelin TRX tires.


Ferrari 412 delivers 340 hp (250 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 333 lb-ft (451 Nm) of torque at 4,200 rpm. This model accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 kph) in 8.3 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (249 kph) and a curb weight of 3,979 lbs (1,805 kg). Ferrari manufactured the 412 as a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model with a 3-speed automatic gearbox powered by a 4.9L F 101 EL V12 engine.

Release Date

Ferrari released the Ferrari 412 in 1985, and the company discontinued the model in 1989.