2000 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.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|released at||2000 Paris Motor Show|
|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|
|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|
|gear ratios||3.15:1, 2.18:1, 1.57:1, 1.19:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1|
|top speed||~300 kph / 186.4 mph|