Only 688 456 M GTs were built from 1998 to 2003, with each one equipped with a 5.5L V12 producing 442HP.
The 5.5L V12, which is also used in the 550 Maranello won the "over 4 litre" class of the International Engine of the Year awards in 2001 and 2002.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
The 456 M GT appears in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit with a class B rating, and is a downloadable add-on car for the PC release.
The 456 M GT can be selected with a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, with the manual offering better performance.