RESERVED The Ferrari 550 Maranello is a fantastic 2-seat Gran Tourismo. Introduced in 1996, the 550 was an upmarket Coupé with the big V12 engine in the front, of the kind not seen since the famous 365 GTB/4 Daytona from the early seventies. It shared its platform and engine size of 5.5 L (5474 cc) with the 2+2 456 GT but was positioned as the company's highest-end model. The car used a transaxle layout, with the 6-speed manual gearbox located at the back, in-line with the driven wheels. The model number refers to total engine displacement (5.5 litres) and the model name Maranello refers to the town where the Ferrari headquarters are located. The engine is a 5.5 litre V12 with 4 valves per cylinder with dual overhead cams and variable length intake manifold. It produces 485 bhp (357 kW) at 7000 rpm and torque is 568.1 N·m (419 lb·ft) at 5000 rpm. The body is all aluminium to reduce weight. The 550 Maranello can accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and can reach 161 kilometres per hour (100 mph)in 9.6 seconds The ¼ mile (0.4 km) time is 12.5 seconds at 116.9 mph.The top speed is 320.3 kilometers per hour. A few notes: The 27 November 1996 issue of the British magazine “Auto
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