1999 Ferrari F355

The design of the Ferrari 348 was modified by the famous Italian design studio, Pininfarina resulting in the Ferrari F355. The Ferrari F355 was produced from 1995 through the close of the century with nearly 2700 examples created; making it one of the most popular Ferraris's of all time. When introduced it was available in fixed-head Berlinetta and was later followed by a Targa and Spyder variant.

The F355 was a 348 with design modifications and engine enhancements that included five valves per cylinder. With an improved DOHC engine the F355 produced 80 more horsepower than its predecessor. The 380 horsepower engine drove the nearly 3000 pound vehicle from zero-to-sixty in just 4.6 seconds. Top speed was accomplished at just over 180 mph. In 1988, the vehicle became similar to F1 styled vehicles with the introduction of paddle shifters located on the steering wheel that allowed the driver to easily shift from gear to gear. Performance was further upgraded from its 348 counterpart with an improved suspension and chassis. The suspension was adjustable by the driver to accommodate all types of driving conditions. Ventilated Brembo disc brakes provided excellent stopping power. The body was created from steel and aluminum which added rigidity while remaining light-weight.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2005

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For the F355, Ferrari developed a new 3.5 liter 90° V8 engine developing 375bhp at 8250 rpm with a redline of 8500 rpm. Maximum torque was 268 lbs-ft at 6000 rpm. The specific output of this remarkable 5-valve unit was 109bhp per liter. The engines aluminum block had Nikasil-coated wet steel liners. Peculiarly light forged aluminum alloy pistons drove the crankshaft through titanium alloy con....
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1999 Vehicle Profiles

1999 Ferrari F355 vehicle information

Spyder

Chassis Num: ZFFRG35A1N0093393

Formula 1-derived technology made its way into Ferrari's road cars in 1998 with the 355 F1. Its 6-speed gearbox used hydraulic actuators attached to the transmission's mechanical systems so that upshifts and downshifts were accomplished by tugging p....[continue reading]

1999 Ferrari F355 vehicle information

Spyder

Chassis Num: ZFFXR48A3X0115938

It is said that inspiration for the F355 came from the Acura NSX, a car that could be driven on the road or track. In 1994, Ferrari introduced the F355 in Berlinetta and GTS Targa bodystyles. A Spider joined the lineup in 1995. The goal was to produc....[continue reading]

Spyder
Chassis #: ZFFRG35A1N0093393 
Spyder
Chassis #: ZFFXR48A3X0115938 

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1999 F355
$138,120-$3,900,000
1999 Ferrari F355 Price Range: $128,230 - $138,120

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
2004Porsche (81,531)
2003Porsche (73,284)
2002Buick (350,602)Porsche (55,050)
2001Jeep (455,417)Ferrari (792)792
2000Ford (965,029)Pontiac (573,805)Chevrolet (547,294)
1999Ford (918,040)Honda (733,878)Chevrolet (609,100)792
1998Ford (878,405)Honda (751,032)Chevrolet (561,218)854
1997Ford (913,440)Honda (722,431)Chevrolet (650,820)798
1996Ford (1,036,048)Honda (680,711)Pontiac (541,844)750
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)700
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)

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