Ferrari F355
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Make: Ferrari
Model: F355
Ferrari F355

The Ferrari F355 is one of many spectacular sports cars built by Ferrari. The F355 hit the marketplace in May 1994 where it remained until 1999. It is an evolution of the Ferrari 348 and was replaced by the Ferrari 360 some years later. It is a mid-engined V8-powered 2-seat coupe. One major difference between the V8 in the 348 and that in the F355 is that the F355 features a 5-valve per cylinder head. Like its predecessor (the 348) and its descendant (the 360), the F355 in Ferrari terms is a fairly common car. In total, 11,273 units were produced. At the time of the launch, two models were available ' one being the coupe Berlinetta, and the other being the targa topped GTS. The convertible Spider version was introduced in 1995. In 1998 the Formula One style paddle gearshift transmission was introduced with the Ferrari 355 F1, which added significantly to the dealer asking price. Ferrari, in accordance with their need for speed, manufactured a race ready F355 Challenge model for use specifically in the Ferrari Challenge race event. The Ferrari F355 Challenge shares precisely the same performance and dimension specifications as the original. Ferrari simply added racing seats, a downforce wing, and a roll cage. Thus due to the changes and enhancement, the F355 Challenge is not street legal. This was a true limited edition with only 109 units produced. These specially made models can be distinguished by an emblem on the rear which specifically denotes 'F355 Challenge'. To signify the end of the 355 model, Ferrari built 100 units with the designation 'Serie Fiorano'. In reality, they are not preferred to the original because they are slightly lower than stock, but they do have a special handling package and remapped fuel chip. Granted, one really cannot go wrong with a Ferrari.

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