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One of the cars I obsessed over was the Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole, which to me at the time was the most beautiful automobile ever created.In terms of performance the 328 is not exactly a benchmark for speed by today's standards, but its 32-valve V-8 engine, which produces 270 brake horsepower, can still push this Ferrari from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in a little over 5.5 seconds. For starters, although that 32-valve mill was essentially inherited from its predecessor – the 308 Quattrovalvole, which itself gained a revised head that doubled the number of valves per cylinder in order to recover the power lost in meeting then-new U.S. emissions requirements – Ferrari increased the capacity to 3,185 cc, which resulted in boosting power output from 240 to 270 ponies, and fitted the 328 with an electronic ignition system. The truth is that as much as I would prefer a 911 any day of the week – you just can't beat German precision and you certainly can't outsmart the wizards in Stuttgart who insist on finding new ways to torment me on a daily basis – Porsche's rear-engine wonders, as extraordinary and technologically advanced as they are, simply do not exude the kind of sex appeal and glamour that Ferraris, including the lovely 328 – whether in coupe or spider guise – seem to have in abundance.Still, for all practical purposes the 328 is still an old-school '80s car, so why should we care?
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