1994 Ferrari F355 GTS


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1994 Ferrari F355 GTS

In 1995, Ferrari introduced the GTS model to the F355 family. The GTS model was based on the F355 Berlinetta but offered a removable “targa-style” roof.

The F355’s 40-valve V-8 with 375 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque carried over intact. Other specifications were identical to the Berlinetta. 2,577 GTS models were produced, with 2,048 6-speed manuals and another 529 with the F1 transmission. The V8 revs to satisfying 8,250rpm and sounds guttural, rough and very Ferrari-like. 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 183mph were both very fast for the day. For most, the scream of that wild V8, the click-clack of the truly satisfying metal gate manual gearbox and the looks are what makes this Ferrari special.

And boy does the Ferrari F355 GTS look nice. It is a pretty Ferrari and that’s not something that could be said of Ferrari’s during that era. It shared almost every dimension with the 348, but the body was all-new and its sculpting had involved a lots of wind-tunnel testing.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Maranello, Italy
engine V8
valvetrain DOHC 5 Valves / Cyl
displacement 3496 cc / 213.3 in³
bore 85.1 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 77 mm / 3.03 in
compression 11.0:1
power 283.4 kw / 380.0 bhp @ 8250 rpm
specific output 108.7 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 281.48 bhp per tonne
torque 363.4 nm / 268.0 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 225/40ZR-18
rear tires R 265/40ZR-18
front brakes Vented Discs
rear brakes Vented Discs
curb weight 1350 kg / 2976 lbs
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track 1514 mm / 59.6 in
rear track 1615 mm / 63.6 in
length 4250 mm / 167.3 in
width 1900 mm / 74.8 in
height 1170 mm / 46.1 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.07:1, 2.16:1, 1.61:1, 1.27:1, 1.03:1, 0.84:1
final drive 4.35:1
top speed ~295 kph / 183.3 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.0 seconds