The Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

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Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Photo Gallery

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Technical Specifications

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Registry & Videos

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Key Details

Ferrari F355 BerlinettaDetail
Launched: 1994
Engine: V8 – Rear Engine
Power: 279 kW (380 hp) at 8250 rpm
Torque: 363 Nm (37 kgm) at 6000 rpm
Top Speed: 183 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.7 secs
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

BEAUTY AND RAW POWER: THE FERRARI F355

Compared to its predecessor, the 348, the Ferrari F355 was improved in nearly every way possible. Modern styling, a more powerful engine, and an optional F1- sourced gearbox brought Ferrari’s mid-engine offering into the modern era. The transcendent driving experience would make mid-engine Ferraris famous for generations to come. While it is famous for its temperamental nature and sky-high repair bills, the F355 still proves irresistible to the multitudes of owners who have fallen in love with its sublime nature as well as its many quirks.

Compared to its predecessor, the 348, the Ferrari F355 was improved in nearly every way possible. Modern styling, a more powerful engine, and an optional F1- sourced gearbox brought Ferrari’s mid-engine offering into the modern era. The transcendent driving experience would make mid-engine Ferraris famous for generations to come. While it is famous for its temperamental nature and sky-high repair bills, the F355 still proves irresistible to the multitudes of owners who have fallen in love with its sublime nature as well as its many quirks.

Remarkably, the F355 was the first production road car to use an F1-style electrohydraulic transmission that can be shifted via paddles on the steering wheel that provided quicker shifts than the 6-speed manual option was capable of. Electronically-adjustable dampers filter out road imperfections, as well as quell body roll while still delivering plenty of feel to the driver’s hands.

The F355 debuted in 1994 as the F355 Berlinetta, a 2-seat coupe. Introduced in 1995, the F355 Spider promised the same exhilarating performance as the Berlinetta, but with an electronically-powered soft top. This allowed the occupants to bring more of that glorious exhaust note into the cabin. Also new for 1995 was the F355 GTS, virtually identical to the Berlinetta save for the removable hardtop roof. While the GTS sub-model proved fairly popular, it would be the last GTS Targa-style car made by Ferrari.  1995 also saw the introduction of the F355 Challenge, a race-prepped car that included a long list of performance parts. Only 108 were made.

The Ferrari F355 was a special car that, despite its flaws, captivated drivers with its raw, mechanical character in a way that few Ferraris since have been able to. Its wind-tunnel honed body lines still look absolutely fantastic today, and I would imagine that screaming V8 will never go out of style either.

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h4.7 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed183 mph / 295 km/h
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement3495 cm3
Max. power output*279 kW (380 hp) at 8250 rpm
Max. torque*363 Nm (37 kgm) at 6000 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4250 mm
Width1900 mm
Height1170 mm
Dry weight**1350 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Registry & Videos

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