The Ferrari F355 GTS

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Ferrari F355 GTS – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari F355 GTS

Ferrari F355 GTS – Photo Gallery

Ferrari F355 GTS – Technical Specifications

Ferrari F355 GTS – Registry & Videos

Ferrari F355 GTS – Key Details

Ferrari F355 GTSDetail
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 GTS

F355 GTS – A BEST-OF-BOTH-WORLDS PROPOSITION

One year after the F355 Berlinetta made its first appearance on the street, Ferrari introduced us to the F355 GTS. A best-of-both-worlds proposition, the GTS offered the serenity and security of hardtop motoring, but with the option of removing the targa-like roof and storing it behind the seats for an authentic top-down experience. And… that’s it. Ferrari made no other changes to the F355’s styling or mechanical elements, so if you know the F355, now you know the F355 GTS. If not, keep reading to discover everything that makes the F355 special.

As in all F355s, a gorgeous V8 sits at the heart of things. To create its special high-strung character, Ferrari started with the 3.4-litre powerplant from the F348, then bored the engine 2mm and added a 5-valves-per-cylinder configuration. A host of smaller modifications were then added, resulting in a 3.5 litre, 380bhp V8 with an 8500-rpm redline. Even though it came with a substantial power increase over the F348’s engine, the thing that makes this engine so special is the electrifying sound it makes, much more evocative of a 1990s V12 F1 car than an ordinary road car.

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. Unusually for automatic-style transmissions of that era, the F1 was capable of quicker shifts than even a highly skilled driver was able to pull off with the standard 6-speed manual. Electronically-adjustable dampers filter out road imperfections and quell body roll while still delivering plenty of feel to the driver’s hands.

Ferrari only made around 2500 F355 GTS models, with the last rolling off the line in 1998. Since then, Ferrari has not produced another targa-top vehicle, so the F355 may forever hold that special distinction. Aside from some below-average reliability, the F355 GTS is an amazingly appealing proposition, giving drivers the protection of a hardtop plus the exhilaration of listening to that glorious engine from an open cockpit.

Ferrari F355 GTS – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari F355 GTS – 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 GTS – Registry & Videos

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