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-->The Ferrari 308 GT4
and 208 GT4
were mid-engined V8
-powered 2+2 cars built by Ferrari
. The 308 GT4 was introduced in 1973, supplemented by the 208 GT4 in 1975, and replaced by the Mondial 8
in 1980 after a production run of 2,826 vehicles. It was sold with "Dino"
badging (continuing the Dino brand to differentiate non-V12s) until May 1976, when all badging was replaced with "Ferrari" badging.
==308 GT4==<!-- This section is linked from Ferrari
-->The 308 GT4 2+2
was a groundbreaking model for Ferrari in several ways: It was the first production Ferrari to feature the mid-engined V8 layout that would become the bulk of the company's business in the succeeding decades, and was the first production Ferrari to feature Bertone
(rather than Pininfarina
) bodywork. Pininfarina was upset by the decision to give cross-town rival Bertone the design, considering all they had done for Ferrari.The Dino 308 GT4 was introduced at the Paris Motor Show
in November 1973 and featured angular lines entirely different from its curvaceous 2-seater brother, the Dino 246
, and later brother, the GTB & GTS
. The styling was controversial at the time, with some journalists comparing it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos
and Lamborghini Urraco
. The 308 GT4 finally gained the "Prancing Horse" badge in May 1976, which replaced the Dino badges on the hood, wheels, and the steering wheel.
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