Interesting Fact: The original Ferrari 456 was developed by Pietro Camardella at Pininfarina in Italy. This grand tourer model was intended as a replacement for the front-engine 412 and meant to be the companies new V12-powered four-seater vehicle.
The Ferrari 456 was offered in a GT and GTA model, with the former having a six-speed manual transmission and the latter having a four-speed automatic. Ferrari chose to use a 5.5-litre V12 engine that was derived from the Dino V6. This allowed the Ferrari 456 to hit a 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 192 miles per hour. At the time, it was the world’s second fastest production four-seater model, only beaten by the Porsche 959.
Pininfarina produced 1,435 Ferrari 456 before the production process was moved over to Ferrari. All of the earlier models have authentic Pininfarina scripts and badges. The Ferrari 456M was a variant which was designed to refurbish the 456 with a larger grille and fixed undercarriage spoiler. Production on the Ferrari 456 ended in 1997 and production on the Ferrari 456M ended in 2003 as it was succeeded by the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. The Ferrari 456 still holds up as an impressive vehicle that car enthusiasts still try to acquire today!
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