The GT4 was a groundbreaking model for Ferrari in several ways: it was the first production Ferrari to feature the mid-engine V8 layout that would become the bulk of the company’s business in the succeeding decades. The GT4 was the first production Ferrari with Bertone (rather than Pininfarina) designed bodywork. Pininfarina was upset by the decision to give cross-town rival Bertone the design, considering all they had done for Ferrari. The styling featured angular lines entirely different from its curvaceous 2-seater brother, the Dino 246, and was controversial at the time. Some journalists compared it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco, also penned by Marcello Gandini. From the cockpit, the driver sees only the road. Enzo Ferrari himself took a major role in its design, even having a mock-up made where he could sit in the car to test different steering, pedals, and cockpit seating positioning.
This Ferrari 308 GT4 is not your ordinary 308, this is a full blown racecar with numerous upgrades by caribou engineering including dry sump and Hispec Motorsport vented disc brakes. The interior has been gutted to reduce weight, Cobra racing seats with racing harnesses, and wider custom race spec rims along with semi-slicks. This car was last tracked by Marc Gene (Ferrari formula 1 test driver and winner of 24 hours of Le Mans) to train gentleman drivers including legendary musician Mick Fleetwood. All of these upgrades make this little 308 an absolute blast to take to the track and have fun in.