The Ferrari 550 Maranello

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Ferrari 550 Maranello – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 550 Maranello

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Ferrari 550 Maranello – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 550 Maranello – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 550 Maranello – Key Details

Ferrari 550 MaranelloDetail
Launched: 1996
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 357 kW (485 hp) at 7000 rpm
Torque: 569 Nm (58 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Top Speed: 320 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.4 sec
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: 1:32.53
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 550 Maranello

FERRARI 550 AND 575M MARANELLO: SPIRITUAL HEIRS TO THE DAYTONA

The Ferrari 550 Maranello and 575M Maranello represent Ferrari’s idea of the perfect grand tourer between 1996 and 2006. As such, these near-twins feature powerful V12s in the front of the car and enough creature comforts to make the cars suitable for long slogs. This was a layout that the manufacturer hadn’t attempted in over 20 years: not since the glamorous Dayontas of the 60s and 70s. Modern materials kept the weight low, and ample high-tech wizardry made the cars capable of holding their own when the going gets twisty. These models are easily identifiable by their smooth Pininfarina-designed lines and the conspicuous hood scoops near the front of the bonnet. Telling the 550 apart from the 575M proves more difficult and involves paying close attention to subtle variations on the exterior, such as the shape of the grill.

Let’s discuss these models chronologically. Produced between 1996 and 2001, the 550 Maranello featured a 5.5-litre V12 producing 478 hp. The 550 was capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds on its way to a 199-mph top speed. The 550 was noted for being one of the last Ferraris offered solely with a manual transmission. While the 575M offered a manual as well, the majority were built with the F1-style electrohydraulic transmission.

Ferrari gave the 550 Maranello a thorough overhaul for 2002, and the end result was sufficiently different than what they started with to warrant a name change. The 575M Maranello would stay in production until 2006, with the “M” on the name indicating that this is a “modificato,” or modified, version of another Ferrari model. Changes included enlarging the V12 to 5.7 litres, good enough to boost the horsepower rating to 508. The souped-up V12 meant that the 575M’s performance had been improved, with 62 mph now coming in 4.2 seconds and the top speed now crested the 200 mph barrier by 2 mph.

Other changes included on the 575M are the larger engine and brakes, updated interior, and an adaptive suspension. 2005 saw the addition of the Superamerica, a version of the 575M that used an electrochromic glass roof capable of flipping back over the car for top-down driving. The 575M also received a GTC handling package for 2005. Included in the GTC were ceramic composite Brembo brakes, tuned suspension, special 19-inch wheels, and a sports exhaust. After production finally ended, Ferrari released the 599 GTB as the successor.

Ferrari 550 Maranello – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 550 Maranello – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h4.4 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed198 mph / 320 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement5473 cm3
Max. power output*357 kW (485 hp) at 7000 rpm
Max. torque*569 Nm (58 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4550 mm
Width1935 mm
Height1277 mm
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 550 Maranello – Registry & Videos

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