The Pininfarina designed Ferrari 456M GT, launched at the 1998 Geneva Motor Show, is an evolution of a particularly well received model to clients who in a real Ferrari appreciate roominess combined with flexibility of use: the 456 in its GT and GTA versions.
A further step in the company's tradition of 2+2 cars, the Ferrari 456M GT provides a high-performance 5,474 cu. in. V12 engine but at the same time guarantees the comfort and roominess typical of a GT car. The most rational way to roominess and maximum-performance in terms of safety and easy driving conditions is a layout with a front engine and a rear gearbox.
The aerodynamics being a top priority, the front part was designed in a clear-cut way and a spoiler was integrated in the rear bumper. The particular shape of the front spoiler and bonnet and the development of the rear extractor guarantee an improvement in the Ferrari 456M GT forecarriage lift and penetrative capacity rate.
Source: Ferrari Press Release