1996 Ferrari 550 Maranello


1996→2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello

1996 Ferrari 550 Maranello

With its front engine/rear wheel drive platform, the 550 brought back a classic drivetrain layout not used since the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona production ceased in 1973. The car was designed for Grand Touring with a higher degree of comfort than the F355 and F50 which were produced concurrently.

Named is honor of Ferrari’s Headquarters in Maranello the 550 was first introduced in 1996. The car used technology from the 456 2+2 but featured an entirely new 5.5-liter V12 that could produce nearly 500 bhp.

The steel chassis is a modified version of the one in the F456 and supports an aluminum alloy body.

1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello Gallery

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1996 – 2001
built at Maranello, Italy
coachbuilder Pininfarina
price $ $ 258,000
engine Tipo F133 V12
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5474 cc / 334.04 in³
bore 88 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 75 mm / 3.0 in
compression 10.8:1
power 357.9 kw / 480 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 87.69 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 283.69 bhp per tonne
redline 7700
body / frame Aluminum Alloy Body on Tubular Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front tires 255/40ZR-18
rear tires 295/35ZR-18
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
front wheels F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18 x 10.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Variable Power Assist
curb weight 1692 kg / 3726 lbs
wheelbase 2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track 1633 mm / 64.3 in
rear track 1585 mm / 62.4 in
length 4554 mm / 179.3 in
width 1935 mm / 76.2 in
height 1278 mm / 50.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual Transaxle
gear ratios 3.15:1, 2.18:1, 1.57:1, 1.19:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1
final drive 3.91:1
top speed ~321.80 kph / 200 mph

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