1981 Ferrari 308 GTSI
Introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1975, the newly designed 308 GTB, Ferrari's second V8 road car, marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed 308 GT4. Badged as a proper Ferrari rather than a Dino, the 308 GTB had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in both wheelbase and weight, retaining its predecessor's suspension and transversely mounted engine that now featured dry-sump lubrication. In proper tune this wonderfully engineered V8 produced 255 horsepower, which could propel the 308 GTB to a top speed of over 150mph.
Produced initially with fiberglass coachwork, the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari, the Scaglietti-built 308 GTB used steel after April of 1977. Further developments included the introduction of an open-top or "T-Top" GTS version with Targa-style removable roof and the adoption of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. A real Ferrari driver car, the 308 GTSi was a huge success for Ferrari with over 12,000 sold. The 308 is one of the most fun Ferraris to own, especially in GTS form.