1998 Ferrari F355

For 1998, the Ferrari F355 was available as a coupe, cabriolet, and a targa model. Pricing began at $128,225 for the coupe and rose to $138,115 for the cabriolet. The targa had a price of $137,725. Power was from a dual-overhead-cam eight-cylinder engine that displaced 213 cubic-inches and offered 375 horsepower.

For 1998, the mid-engine, rear drive vehicle was given an F-1 style shifting mechanism. The system had a small toggle switch on the console used to engage the reverse gear. Two paddles extended from either side of the steering wheel to operate the gears. Pulling both paddles toward the driver, the gearbox was put into neutral.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013

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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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1998 Ferrari F355 vehicle information

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Apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 L, the major difference between the V8 engine in the 348 and F355 is the introduction of a 5-valve cylinder head. This new head design allowed for better intake permeability and resulted in an engi....[continue reading]

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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
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)
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)

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