The first car to be built at the Maranello plant was an open sports car. Convertibles always filled a special, important place in the heart of Enzo Ferrari and of Ferrari itself after his death. All subsequent models were born from the idea of combining sporty engineering with the appeal of open-air driving. The F 355 Spider develops this idea still further: the top performance of the Berlinetta and GTS is enhanced by the ease with which the hood can be opened and closed (semiautomatic) to convert the car.

Dimensions and Weights
Length167.3 in

Width74.8 in

Height46.1 in

Wheelbase96.5 in

Front track59.6 in

Rear track63.6 in

Kerb weight2976 lb

Tubeless radial tyres

Front225/40 ZR 18

Rear265/40 ZR 18

Light alloy tank18 Imp gal
21.7 US gal

8 cylinders in 90° V layout

Bore and stroke3.35 x 3.03 in

Unit displacement26.7 cu. in

Total displacement213.3 cu. in

Compression ratio11:1

Maximum power @ 8250 rpm375 HP

Maximum torque @ 6000 rpm268 lb. ft

Bosch Static electronic ignition

Bosch Motronic 2.7 injection

Engine weight370 lb

Speed183 mph

0-60 mph4.6

0-1/4 mile13

0-1 mile31.8