Offered fresh to the market this is surely one of the best examples on offer. Having recently benefitted from a comprehensive restoration the F355 is in perfect condition and is ready to be enjoyed by it's new owner.
Ferrari F355 GTS
An evolution of the Ferrari 348, the Pininfarina sculpted F355 was the last hand-built Ferrari. Often credited as having rescued Ferrari from certain failure it has become widely accepted as one of the best Ferraris ever built, both in terms of beauty and performance. Now 20 years old the f355 has aged gracefully.
After the “plain jane” 348, the F355 was a massive step forward and also heralded the welcome return of the beautiful Ferrari. An analogue feel along with it's stunning looks, performance & handling, meant it would become it's best selling model.
Launched at the Geneva motor show in 1994 the F355 was very well received. Jeremy Clarkson pronounced it the best car he had ever driven and promptly went straight to Ferrari and bought one. While the sleek lines of the f355 were beautiful it was also the first Ferrari to really embrace modern technology. Engine improvements & suspension upgrades significantly improved performance and drivability across all range of speeds and in different environments.
Consequently they sold lots and lots of them. Between 1994–1999 11,273 were produced, precisely 4,871 F355 Berlinettas, 3,717 F355 Spiders & 2,577 F355 GTS. Out of these there were very few RHDs produced, just 496 RHD Berlinettas, 454 RHD Spiders & only 434 RHD GTS, making RHD F355 rare indeed. Rarest of all were the Challenge models & the final edition models fitted with the Fiorano handling pack.
The new 3,495 cc 5V DOHC Tipo F129B (& later Tipo F129C) V8 engines had five-valve-per-cylinder heads that helped raise the rev limit to a stunning 8500rpm( 279 kW; 375 hp) at 8,250 rpm and 363 N⋅m (268 lb⋅ft) of at 6,000 rpm. Due to better intake permeability this resulted in an engine that was considerably more powerful, generating a maximum power output 380 PS. This meant impressive performance figures.
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph): 4.7 seconds 0–160 km/h (0–100 mph): 10.8 seconds Quarter Mile: 12.9 seconds 0–1,000 m: 23.7 seconds Top speed: 295 km/h (183 mph) (past redline limit)
The 375bhp gave the F355 the highest specific horsepower per litre of any naturally aspirated engine on sale, McLaren F1 included.
The engine's compression ratio is 11:1 and employs the Bosch Motronic 2.7 engine control unit in the 1995 model year, later changed to the M5.2 in 1996 through till the end of production. The Motronic system controls the electronic fuel injection and ignition systems, with a single spark plug per cylinder. Engine lubrication is via a dry sump oiling system.
The real beauty of the F355 is its rear end, specifically the form of those rear wheel arches, their curvature and the perfect bone-line that runs through them, then the way it all flows effortlessly, coquettishly into that flipped-up spoiler.
The car's standard seats are upholstered with hides from Connolly Leather, and are fitted asymmetrically in the car; this results in the driver being slightly closer to the car's centre line than the passenger.
There are no electronic dials or computer gremlins to disturb you either - it's a mechanical car, and it feels it
The car has 265/40ZR18 Pirelli P-Zeros wrapped around 18x10.0-inch magnesium five-spoke wheels.