The Ferrari 348, holds a place in the history of the company of being the last V8 model that was developed under the supervision of Enzo Ferrari himself, who died in 1988 and would not live to oversee the production of the line. The model features three different body style options: the two door Berlinetta, the two door Targa top Spider, and the two door convertible. The engine was a 3.4 L Tipo F1119 V8, and it featured a five speed manual transmission.
Like other Ferrari models, its name comes from the car’s configuration. The first two digits refer to the displacement of the engine, while the third number is the number of cylinders. The engine featured a power output of 300 PS, and it was mounted longitudinally, coupled to a transverse five speed manual gearbox. This was very similar to the Ferrari Mondial T, with which the 348 shared a lot of different components.
Design-wise, the 348’s aesthetic was quite different from other previous Ferrari models, with such specific styling choices like rectangular tail lights and straked side air intakes. A lot of these choices were intentional homages and references to memorable vehicles of the marque’s history. The Ferrari 348 was the last model designed by Ferrari’s chief stylist, Leonardo Fioravanti.