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Ferrari F355

Ferrari F355 at Wheels Of Italy
F355 Federal spec
Ferrari F355
Manufacturer: Ferrari
Class: mid-engined coupe
Production: 19941999
Predecessor: Ferrari 348
Successor: Ferrari 360
Class Sports car
Body style Berlinetta
Targa top
Spider
Layout RMR layout
Platform
eEgine 3.5 L 5v V8
Brake horsepower 380 bhp @ 8250 rpm
Torque 268 ft•lbf @ 6000 rpm
Redline 8500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed manual
6 speed 'F1' semi-auto
Wheelbase 2451 mm (96.5 in)
Length 4249 mm (167.3 in)
Width 1900 mm (74.8 in)
Height 1171 mm (46.1 in)
Ground clearance
Front track 1514 mm (59.6 in)
Rear track 1615 mm (63.6 in)
Weight 1444 kg = 3183 lb (88l fuel)
Top speed 297 km/h (184.6 mph)
Acceleration (0-60mph) 4.5s
Acceleration (0-100mph) 10.3s
Acceleration (0-124mph) 16.2s

The Ferrari F355 is a sports car built by Ferrari from May 1994 to 1999. It is an evolution of the Ferrari 348 and was replaced by the Ferrari 360. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive V8-powered 2-seat coupe. One major difference between the V8 in the 348 and that in the F355, apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 L, is that the F355 features a 5-valve per cylinder head and that it is considerably more powerful. Like its predecessors and descendants, the F355 is a fairly common car (for a Ferrari) with 11,273 units produced.

At launch, two models were available: the coupe Berlinetta, and the targa topped GTS. The Spider (convertible) version was introduced in 1995. In 1998 the Formula One style paddle gear shift semi-automatic transmission was introduced with the Ferrari 355 F1 (note the dropping of the F before the 355) adding £6,000 to the dealer asking price.


F355 Challenge

In 1995 Ferrari introduced a race ready F355 Challenge model for use specifically in the Ferrari Challenge. The Ferrari F355 Challenge shares the exact same performance and dimension specifications as the original; Ferrari simply added racing seats, a downforce wing, and a roll cage. 109 were produced. Each F355 Challenge has an emblem on the rear which specifically denotes 'F355 Challenge'.


Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: 4.7 s
  • 0-160 km/h: 10.8 s
  • 0-400 m: 12.7 s
  • 0-1000 m: 23.7 s
  • Top speed: 295 km/h (183 mph)


355 Serie Fiorano

To signify the end of the 355 model Ferrari built 100 units with the designation 'Serie Fiorano', the car was introduced in Geneva Salon 1999 together with new 360 modena. These variants are slightly lower than stock with a special handling package and remapped fuel chip. Serie Fiorano cars are Spiders and can easily be identified by the numbered plaque on the dashboard.

F355 Spyder


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208 208 Turbo GTB/GTS Turbo F355
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208 GT4
12 cylinder Boxer berlinetta 365 BB 512 BB 512i BB Testarossa 512TR F512M
Grand tourer 250 275 365 GTB/4
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America 330 365
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