Ferrari GTB 208 Turbo 1983 (rare)
The Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo is a rare and collectable oldtimer sports car, a 39 year old dazzling classic masterpiece. The 1983 GTB turbo version is a rare model with only 437 pieces built.
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The Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo is a Pininfarina-styled 2-seat classic sports car with a turbocharged engine. It was produced by Ferrari from 1982 upto 1985 and designed by Fioravanti at the world renowned car design company Pininfarina.
Like all of the 208s and 308s before it, the 208 GTB Turbo was an extremely attractive model whose styling was the basis for the famous 288 GTO.
In 1982 the power lacking standard 208 was succeeded by a faster turbocharged and fuel injected version, the 208 GTB Turbo, unveiled at the Turin Motor Show. It was the first ever turbocharged road-going Ferrari. Turbo-charging had taken a strong foothold in Formula 1 racing and the experience gained on the tracks soon made the leap to production with the 208 GTB Turbo. The 2.000 cc V8 was given a considerable injection of power that radically transformed its whole character, lending the kind of superb acceleration normally unthinkable in a car of this displacement. A GTS spider version was introduced a year later, in 1983. Like the original 208, this model was intended for the Italian domestic market due to restrictive tax legislation.
The turbocharging system's design was heavily influenced by the contemporary Ferrari 126C2 Formula One car. Forced induction increased power to 220 PS (162 kW; 217 bhp) at 7000 rpm, while torque output increased by 18%. The 208 Turbo was claimed to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in 6.6 seconds, with a top speed of 242 km/h.
Opposite to the 208 GT4 which was Bertone-styled, the 208 GTB/GTS models were styled by Pininfarina. Both outside and inside the 208 Turbo was almost identical to the contemporary 308 Quattrovalvole. The Turbo version can be easily recognized by the extra NACA (low-drag air inlet) ducts in front of the rear wheel well openings, the "turbo" badging on the tail and shrouded exhaust pipes. The deep front spoiler and black roof aileron, optional on the 308, were standard equipment on the 208 Turbo.
Production ended in 1985 after 437 Italian GTB Turbo cars were produced. In 1986 they were replaced by the 328-based, intercooled GTB/GTS Turbo.
208 GTB Turbo
220 PS or 217 bhp or 162 kW @ 7000 rpm
56.811 km (Odometer)
V8 1990 cc + 1 KKK turbocharger
Full leather, black
Belgian documents - oldtimer registration
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