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 the last vehicle added in the March 2015 Decals Update and the last Ferrari added in the year 2015.
Unusually, the Ferrari 330 P4 is given a spot in Class A, even though its horsepower rating and actual real-life performance may have warranted otherwise. The car has a starting rank of 1412, a MAX rank of 1623, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1749. The car receives a large Tuning Kit bonus of +43 rank points. Its main rivals are the 9FF GT9 VMAX, McLaren 675LT, and Mosler GT3.
The Ferrari 330 P4 remains the fourth-fastest accelerating Class A car, only beaten by the Savage Rivale GTR, Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, and McLaren Mercedes MP4-25. Its unrealistically fast acceleration is due to the car being very lightweight, even lighter than the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento; in fact, the 330 P4's acceleration is similar to some top-end Class D cars, such as the Mazda RX-8 and Honda S2000. Owing to its lightweight nature, the 330 P4 has superb handling/drifting capabilities, although it isn't really the best-drifting car in its class. It has a superb top speed stat for its class, and the car's nitro power and consumption rates are decent, but not the best.
While the car has no disadvantages whatsoever, the Ferrari 330 P4 has inferior handling/drifting when compared to the Mosler GT3. Additionally, on long tracks, the 330 P4 is outrun by cars with superior stats and nitro consumption rates (e.g. Mosler GT3, McLaren F1 XP-5). On the other hand, the 330 P4's handling and drifting are superb up to the point where it even beats the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS and Devel Sixteen Prototype in the Sector 8 tracks. Prior to the Research & Development Update, the 330 P4 was infamous for randomly stunting and/or wrecking for no reason. The 330 P4 can still beat the Sbarro Alcador and Chevrolet Corvette C3 though.
The Ferrari 330 P4 currently stands as a collector's item due to having been superseded in overall usage by cars like the McLaren 675LT, Mosler GT3, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, TRION NEMESIS, and McLaren Mercedes MP4-25. Despite this, the 330 P4 still remains as a budget alternative to the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, as both cars tend to place very high in Ferrari-only events.
The Ferrari 330 P4 is currently priced at 5,750 for purchase, 2,047,300 for upgrades, and 1,362,684 on Pro Kits.
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.