The Ferrari F355 is a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard ‘Ferraristi’ philosophy that the only “real” Ferraris were ones with 12-cylinder engines. The Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and Targa GTS burst onto the world stage in the spring of 1994. It had almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its stunning coachwork indicated. Many hours of wind tunnel testing influenced the harmonious shape which incorporated an F1 style flat bottom with an air flow channel that generated enough down-force to offset any lift.
The longitudinally mounted 3496cc V8 had a stunning 380 horsepower at a spine tingling 8250 rpm. The gearbox now had six speeds with a new type of synchromesh that made it much easier to shift. New electronically adjustable shock absorbers varied their stiffness within milliseconds to suit the road surface. Around Ferrari’s 1.86 mile Fiorano test track the 355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12 cylinder 512 TR; that level of performance combined with its sensational shape made it a worldwide success story.
This wonderful example is presented in Rosso Corsa with a crema leather interior and shows a mere 39,290 miles on the odometer. Delivered new to the UK the Right hand drive F355 with F1 style ‘paddle’ gearbox is offered with a documented history file including much maintenance work as well as many service records from both Ferrari main dealer and specialists. The most recent service work being completed at marquee specialists DK Engineering on the 18th June 2018 where a full annual service and cambelt service was completed. A wonderfully presented modern classic that is ready for a new custodian. Offered with an Mot until 18/06/19 a UK Registration document and a comprehensive history file.