The Ferrari 330 P4 is a variant of the 1966 Ferrari 330 P3, which in turn is part of the Ferrari P series, sports prototype racing cars produced in the 1960s and early 1970s. Only three Ferrari 330 P4's were ever made. The car used a 3-valve cylinder head borrowed from the Italian Grand Prix winning Formula One cars. It also borrowed a fuel injection system from the Ferrari P3.
- Text originally from the Ferrari 330 P4's Wikipedia article.
1967 was a banner year for the Enzo Ferrari motor company, as it saw the production of the mid-engined 330 P4, a renowned V12 endurance car meant to replace the previous year's P3. Only four Ferrari P4-engined cars were ever made: three new 330 P4s and one ex P3 chassis (0846). Their three-valve cylinder head was modeled after those of Italian Grand Prix-winning Formula One cars. To this was added the same fuel injection system from the P3 for an output of up to 444 hp (331 kW)
The P3 won the 1000 km Monza in 1966, and the P4 won the same race in 1967. Two P4s, and one 412 P electrified the racing world when they crossed the finish line together (in first 0846, second 0856, and third place 0844) in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, for a photo finish to counter Ford's photo of the Ford GT40 Mk.II crossing the finish line together First, Second, and Third at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Ferrari 330 P4 is the lowest-ranked of the mid-high-end Class A cars; the next highest-ranked cars are the McLaren 650S GT3 (A1726) and the Tramontana XTR (A1711). The P4 has a starting rank of 1412, a MAX rank of 1623 and a MAX+PRO rank of 1749. The P4 receives a large Tuning Kit bonus of +43 rank points.
The P4's main rivals in Class A are the Chevrolet Corvette C3 (A1759), Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 (A1758), McLaren 675LT (A1763), Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 (A1754), Mosler GT3 (A1765), and Sbarro Alcador (A1760).
The Ferrari 330 P4 specializes in acceleration and handling. It also has a very high raw top speed and a moderately high total top speed within Class A, with a small-medium nitro. The P4 also has a decent drifting radius and a decent nitro efficiency of 6/12/16.
The P4 is the fifth-fastest accelerating Class A car, only beaten slightly by the Savage Rivale GTR, Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 and Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014; it is also beaten greatly by the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25.
The P4 has the best handling of the mid-high-end Class A cars, with a handling stat equal to that of the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, at 1.400 Gs.
Within the mid-high-end Class A cars, the P4 is not as competitive as the 675LT due to its inferior speed and nitro efficiency, but similarly to the C 63 Coupe, the P4 can partially compensate for this with its superior acceleration and handling.
The Ferrari 330 P4 is often featured in exclusive TLEs. It is also a decent Class A TLE car if the player has no better cars available (such as the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport or McLaren Mercedes MP4-25).
The P4, despite being a decent car for TLEs, finds little use in Multiplayer. At MAX+PRO, it can compete decently, possibly being able to achieve more than 1600 rating points. However, it is inferior to cars ranked from 1770 to 1820, which it will often face, such as the Aston Martin Vulcan.
The Ferrari 330 P4 was added in Asphalt Nitro's fifth update, as a Class S car.
It behaves exactly the same as its Asphalt 8: Airborne rendition, but this time with a reduced rank of 1724, meaning that it doesn't go as fast in Nitro as in the previous game.