My Car Quest

August 21, 2017

Ferrari 550 Maranello

by Mike

I owned this tungsten 550 Maranello and used it as a daily driver for one year – it was a fantastic car. We also took trips down the coast and I drove it around the track at Laguna Seca one day. Track pictures are also below.

Ferrari 550 Maranello

Ferrari 550 Maranello

The only problem I had was that all of the oxygen sensors needed replacing during that one year, otherwise it was reliable. This car looks great without the boy racer looks of the 360 Modena. The 550 is not as flashy and noticeable on the road and it has a higher, more comfortable riding position than the 360 or any other mid-engine car. But it is also very fast when desired.

The engine is a naturally aspirated V12 with 4 valves per cylinder, and dual overhead cams. It displaces 5.5 liters and produces 485 hp. It has a six speed manual transmission and weighs a little over 3700 pounds. Zero to 60 MPH comes in just 4.2 seconds.

Below the 550 Maranello at Laguna Seca.

Ferrari 550 Maranello

The corkscrew.

Ferrari 550 Maranello

Ferrari 550 Maranello

Ferrari 550 Maranello

 

 

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