When you hear the name "Ferrari", you know it comes from a long lineage of racing inspired sportscars. And the beautiful F355 is no exception. In fact, it can trace it's origins to the legendary 288 GTO and Ferrari F40 models, and all the way back to the Dino 246 of 1968.
The Ferrari F355 may at first glance look like the first time a Ferrari was designed for the design, and not for aerodynamic reasons. But in fact, 1.300 hours were spent in the wind tunnels. The F355 was powered by a 3,5 liter V8 engine, producing 380 horsepower, sending it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4,7 seconds.
The F355 was produced in a number of different versions. The F355 Challenge was made purely for the race track, and released as a kit to be installed on a base model F355. The installation of the kit required 110 hours, and included various upgrades, such as racing exhaust, clutch, seats, racing tyres and a rear wing.
The F355, in all it's versions, was a popular car, and it quickly found it's way to the dreams of car enthusiasts of all ages, and many today still claim this to be one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever made.
Wrote by Morten Pedersen