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 was added in the Decals Update as a high-end Class A car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1412
- MAX rank: 1623
- MAX+PRO rank: 1749
- Tuning Kit bonus: +43
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 337
- Upgrade rank percentages: 5/65/5/25
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/12/16
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 drift radius and a decent nitro efficiency of 6/12/16.
The P4 is the sixth-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 and Rezvani Beast Alpha.
The P4 has among 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; unlike the MP4-25, the P4 is not as prone to oversteer.
Within the mid-high-end Class A cars, the P4 is almost as competitive as the 675LT but is held back due to its inferior speed and nitro efficiency, although 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 Rezvani Beast Alpha).
With the new Multiplayer matchmaking added in the Fifth Anniversary Update, the 330 P4 has potential to be competitive in multiplayer races again, although it faces stiff competition from the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition, and Rimac Concept S.
The P4 is also featured in the Red Stallions collections. Completing both version awards 1,050,000.
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.