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1995 Ferrari 456 GT

  • 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Base Coupe

    Base Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      436/398
    • ENGINE
      5.5L V12
    • MSRP
      $207,000
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1995 Ferrari 456 GT Review

A fast and fun coupe from one of world’s most iconic names.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1995 Ferrari 456 GT first appearing in 1992 as a long-awaited replacement for 412. It boasts a 5.5-liter, 12-cylinder engine derived from the company’s legendary Dino heritage. At the time of its release, the rear-drive model was marked a new direction for the automaker, which was previously criticized for issues surrounding unreliability. But recent models received a Pininfarina design, which featured a durable tubular-steel frame and aluminum body panels and helped turn its reputation around. The stylish two-door model is the last model to feature popup headlights. It shares its platform with the four-speed automatic GTA.

The 1995 Ferrari 456 GT was, at the time of its production, the fastest four-passenger car on the market. The rather hefty 1.8-ton weight of the sports coupe was offset by well-thought suspension all around and electronic adaptive damping. True to its standards, the four-seated model can reach 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Ushering in somewhat of a new era in terms of quality and customer-orientation, it's a sleek, powerful, and quick 2+2 coupe befitting the iconic badge displayed on its hood.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 5.5-liter 12-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Ferrari 456 GT, Ferrari 456 GTA, Ferrari 456M GT

What's New

The 1995 Ferrari 456 GT goes unchanged from the prior year's model.

Exterior

The 1995 Ferrari 456 GT designers managed to create a highly-aerodynamic and enduring overall shape. The front engine is shapely with a gently sloping front and Daytona-inspired rear. While most body panels are crafted from aluminum, the notable exception is the hood, which is made of a dense composite. The air intake grille, headlights, and huge hood are all unique and identifiable. The look is rounded-out with striking air outlet grilles on each side and a smaller set of such grilles on the hood. It drives with high-performance Pirelli tires mounted on 17-inch five-spoke wheels. Though only in production as a 2+2 coupe, the company did build a convertible, sedan, and estate versions for particularly high-profile customers.

Interior

The interior of the 1995 Ferrari 456 GT is also true to the automaker's standards. Featuring Connolly leather throughout, It's refined and stylish, while it displays the brand name on the steel ball gearshift handle. High-fidelity stereo with CD-player can be found as standard equipment. Speedometer and tachometer gauges adorn the dash, while five analogue gauges located above the center console provide visual feedback for auxiliary functions. It incorporates climate control with sufficient ventilation for both front and rear passengers. Other interior features include power windows and locks, and height-adjustable front head restraints, which are fixed just like the ones in the rear seats.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Ferrari 456 GT gets a 5.5-liter, 12-cylinder engine boasts high-power and high-torque from low to medium rotation. The powerful 48-valve engine outputs 436 horses to the rear axle to propel it up to 186 mph. Engine management is performed by way of Bosch’s M5.2 system. The engine is coupled with a six-speed manual transaxle transmission, though the GTA distinction offers an automatic gearbox. The advanced suspension system makes it a nimble, manageable super-sport coupe. The clever double-wishbone suspension system is electronically-controlled and offers switching of damping curves via dash-mounted controls. Available modes include Intermediate, Sport, and Touring. The braking system involves disc brakes, aluminum calipers, and an advanced four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) to ensure that tires stay planted firmly on the pavement.

Safety

The 1995 Ferrari 456 GT comes with front driver and passenger airbags as standard safety equipment. It provides consumers with confidence in safe handling with an ABS system, advanced suspension, and power steering. The aluminum body panels over tubular-steel make the car resilient in the event of a crash.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ferrari 456 GT: 9/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Legendary Ferrari performance
  • Room for four people

You Won't Like

  • Costly maintenance
  • Popup headlights date an otherwise timeless design

Sum Up

A fast and fun coupe from one of world’s most iconic names.

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