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2000 Ferrari 550 MaranelloF
errari re-established the front-engine layout with their 456, and then raised the bar even higher with the more spectacular supercar, the 550 Maranello, in 1996. When the world's press gathered at the Nurburgring to witness the unveiling of the car that replaced the F512M, many did not believe that a front-engine V-12 could out perform a mid-engine sports car. The results spoke greater than any press release, as the 550 Maranello proved quicker and far more practical.
The listed top speed by the factory was 199 mph, just 1 mph short of the exclusive group of road going cars that could reach 200 mph. It was, however, a vehicle that was more than just a supercar, as it offered its customers drivability, luxury, and comfort. It came equipped with full leather, air conditioning, and electric seats, windows and mirrors. There was a metal gearshift gate with a metal balled lever, and drilled pedals.
Zero-to-sixty was accomplished in just 4.3 seconds, with 100 mph taking just 10.2 seconds. The car had a drag coefficient of just Cd 0.33.by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2016
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The 550 Maranello is Ferraris interpretation of a 21st Century 12-cylinder front-engined sports berlinetta. Technicians were given a particularly demanding brief design and build a car able to meet the needs of Ferrari customers seeking sensual driving and exciting performance without foregoing driveability or comfort. Ferrari customers are attracted by state-of-the-art technical solutions from....Continue Reading >>
Chassis Num: ZFFZS49A6Y0118278
The 550 Maranello was named for the 5.5-liter displacement and wore a design by Pininfarina. It had a front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seater configuration with production restricted to just 3,083 cars between 1996 and 2002. ....[continue reading]
Chassis #: ZFFZS49A6Y0118278