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Ferrari Rossa

Clearly aimed at creating a next-generation Ferrari, Pininfarina launched to Rossa prototype at the 2000 Paris Motor Show. It was modern interpretation of the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, a classic, purpose-built race car with an unorthodox body by Scaglietti & C.

Unlike the Testa Rossa, the 2001 Rossa was only meant to tour the show circuit. It was built upon a 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina chassis which had the necessary rigidity. Thus, the Rossa uses its 5.5-liter V12, front engine/rear wheel drive architecture.

Many styling elements were adopted to later models such as the rear lights which were used on the Ferrari Enzo. Eventually all Ferraris would have rear lights that broke through the body before the trailing edge.

The interior is sculpted in with the body and much of it retains the red gloss paint. As a nod to original Testa Rossa, this car uses a classic aluminum shifter gate, but with seven positions for the modern gearbox.


Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Concept / Prototype Car
released at 2000 Paris Motor Show
body stylist Pininfarina
coachbuilder Pininfarina
production 1
engine Ferrari 550 V12
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5474 cc / 334.0 in³
bore 88 mm / 3.46 in
stroke 75 mm / 2.95 in
compression 10.8:1
power 361.7 kw / 485.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 88.6 bhp per litre
torque 568.09 nm / 419.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires PAX 245-650R480A
rear tires PAX 275-690R520A
wheelbase 2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track 1630 mm / 64.2 in
rear track 1660 mm / 65.4 in
length 4290 mm / 168.9 in
width 1940 mm / 76.4 in
height 1130 mm / 44.5 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
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 ~300 kph / 186.4 mph