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Rosso Corsa | Convertible | 6 Speed Manual | 3.5 litre V8 | 24,288 kms | AU$399,995
The F355 Spider debuted in 1995, its Pininfarina-penned lines honed by 1,800 hours in the wind tunnel, resulted in a blend of elegant style and aerodynamic performance. Continuing with the aerodynamic fiberglass under tray that sucks the car to the road, electronic dampers to calculate road speed, brake pressure, suspension load and steering movements all underneath the famous Rosso Corsa colour and hand made Italian leather interior.
The Ferrari F355 bridges the gap between old Ferrari and new, marking a change in the way Maranello did things. It was the final hand-built production Ferrari, yet it was the first to lean on computer-aided design. It was the first V8 in the post-Enzo Ferrari era and was the last V8 to feature pop-up headlights.
Around the Fiorano circuit, the F355 was fully seven seconds quicker than the 348 and three seconds quicker than the 512TR. Of course, having the most efficient normally aspirated engine in the world helped its cause. The five-valve head, titanium rods, forged pistons and twin exhaust systems lifted power from the 3496cc V8 to an unprecedented – for a naturally aspirated engine – 80kW per litre, eclipsing even the 76.8kW/L of the McLaren F1. In the context of its contemporaries, the F355 was a rocketship. Ferrari claimed an ability to hit 100km/h in 4.7 seconds, which put it on par with ‘proper’ V12 supercars like the Lamborghini Diablo and bettered circuit emigres like Porsche’s fearsome 993 Carrera RS 3.8.
We are excited to offer one of only 138 F355 Ferraris to be delivered into Australia.
Presented in near new condition due to its super low kms, this manual F355 is finished in the classic Rosso Corsa over the rich Tan leather interior and is a must for the fastidious collector or Tifosi member.
In 2001, the F355 Spider arrived into Queensland and delivered by John Cant Ferrari of Brisbane. The cockpit has been beautifully maintained to the same standard with the hand stitched leather dash showing zero signs of age, the original square-sided buckets stick to the driver like an over-the-shoulder roller coaster restraint, the original radio is still fitted, the switch gear and dials are without the usual stickiness.
Coming completely full with all the original books and material, the lovely leather bound wallet showcase the perfect and up-to-date service history, chronologically completed by Ferrari dealerships and specialists. The Ferrari has also recently been completely fitted with clear protection film, preserving the paint and preparing one of Italy’s best modern-classics for our roads.
As values continue to climb internationally, it becomes ever harder to find and secure great examples like this rare Australian delivered manual spider in near perfect condition. With a redline of over 8,000 rpm and that wonderful long silver stick shift, owning this masterpiece can only equal one thing...