– 1994 Ferrari 456 GT
– 5.5 litre V12 engine offering 325 kW (442 hp)
– manual six-speed gearbox with slotted gate shifting mechanism
– unwarranted 69,900 km on the odometer
– silver-metallic paintwork and red leather interior
– power windows, leather steering wheel
– original radio installed
– runs on 17″ Ferrari alloys
– Italian registration documents
With the 456 (type F116), presented at the Paris motor show in 1992, Ferrari continued its tradition of GT sports cars with front-mounted V12 engines. It replaced the somewhat angular 412, which had gone out of production three years previously, with a modern design by Pininfarina. Its aluminium bodywork featured a long bonnet and hinted at design elements from earlier types, while being thoroughly modern. It was also the last Ferrari model with retractable headlights.
The 5.5 litre V12 engine with 325 kW (442 hp) was a new development based on the marque’s Dino engine and made the 456 the most powerful street-legal Ferrari so far, and with a top speed of up to 309 km/h the second fastest production four-seater in the world. Despite its high performance, this engine was proven to be reliable. It was mated to with either a 6-speed manual gearshift or a 4-speed automatic transmission by FF Developments.
In 1998, a facelifted version was released as 456M (“modificata”), with improvements focussing on aerodynamics, cooling and the interior. It remained in production until 2003 and was replaced by the Ferrari 612. A total of 3,289 units were built, 1,338 of which as 456M.