Ferrari F355

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Ferrari F355
Ferrari F355 Coupé.jpg
Manufacturer Ferrari
Production 1994–1999
Predecessor Ferrari 348
Successor Ferrari 360
Class Sports caur
Body style Berlinetta
Targa top
Spider
Layout RMR layoot
Ingine 3.5 L 5V DOHC  Tipo F129B & Tipo F129C V8
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed 'F1' electrohydraulic manual
Wheelbase 2,451 mm (96.5 in)
Length 4,249 mm (167.3 in)
Width 1,900 mm (75 in)
Hicht 1,171 mm (46.1 in)
Curb wicht 2,976 lb (1,350 kg) (dry)
Designer(s) Pininfarina
F355 Berlinetta
F355 Spider

The Ferrari F355 is a sports caur built bi Ferrari frae Mey 1994 tae 1999. It is a evolution o the Ferrari 348 an wis replaced bi the Ferrari 360. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive V8-pouered 2-seat coupe. Ane major difference atween the V8 in the 348 an that in the F355, apairt frae the displacement increase frae 3.4 tae 3.5 L, is that the F355 features a 5-valve per-cylinder head that is considerably more powerful, producin 380 hp. The longitudinal 90° V8 engine wis bored 2mm ower the 348 tae achieve the modest increase in displacement, wi a 85mm bore, 77mm stroke an a total displacement o 3495.50 cc, utilizing an 11:1 compression ratio. Ferrari employed the Bosch Motronic M2.7 in the 1995 model year, an switched tae the M5.2 in 1996 through end o production, uisin electronic fuel injection, ignition control system wi a single spark plug per cylinder an a dry-sump ile lubrication seestem.

The frame is a steel monocoque wi tubular steel rear sub-frame wi front an rear suspensions uisin independent, unequal-lenth wishbones, coil springs ower gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers wi electronic control servos an anti-roll bars. Ferrari fittit aw road-goin F335 models wi Pirelli tires, size 225/40ZR 18 in front an 265/40 ZR 18 in the rear.

At launch, twa models wur available: the coupe Berlinetta, an the targa topped GTS. The Spider (convertible) version wis introducit in 1995. In 1997 the Formula Ane style paddle gear shift electrohydraulic manual transmission wis introducit wi the Ferrari 355 F1 (note the droppin o the F afore the 355) addin £6,000 tae the dealer askin price.

The nomenclatur does no follae the formula frae the previous decades, ie. ingine capacity + cylinder nummer (eg. 246 = 2.4 litre + 6 cyl, 308 = 3.0 litre + 8 cyl, an same for the 328, 348, 512 etc). This time, Ferrari uised ingine capacity plus nummer o valves per cylinder, as they wur proud tae boast aboot this technological advancement, ie 355 = 3.5 litre ingine capacity an 5 valves per cylinder. The F355 is mair common than ither Ferrari models wi 11,273 total units producit.