Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

"The 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is dedicated to those who have fond memories of Ferrari's large, open 12-cylinder model and have taken it into their hearts, to those who appreciate the delight and enjoyment of being at one with nature, both on the road and on the race-track. It is for those who recognise that each Ferrari is a unique source of excitement, an excitement conjured up merely by hearing sound of the engine in the clear, fragrant air, by mere contact with the steering wheel, by the ecstasy of speed and the pleasure of experiencing the unique styling of one of the classic roadsters created in Maranello." Sergio Pininfarina

The 550 Barchetta, to which Ferrari has given the name Pininfarina for the first time on the occasion of the Company's 70th anniversary, presents the open-topped, front-engined Ferrari V12 in a styling and technical interpretation for the new century. The aim of the design and development team was to offer a unique interpretation along the lines of the purest Ferrari specials, which meant going for a deliberately provocative look to make it stand out from the standard product range.

A limited series of these has been manufactured at Maranello; each is identified by a progressive number on a special plate set below the signature of Sergio Pininfarina.

The design of the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina brings together the high impact looks of the Coupé with a refined interpretation of the distinctive features possessed by a Barchetta, with a manually operated hood for use in emergency situations only.

The 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is a car for those motorists whose hearts still beat faster at the memory of the great Ferrari 12-cylinder sports cars like the 250 California and the 365 GTS/4, better known as the Daytona. Not to mention those drivers who relish contact with the natural environment offered by an open car whether on the road or on the race track. To sum up, it is for all those people for whom a Ferrari offers an unbeatable source of emotions: the scent of the breeze; the sound of the engine; the feel of the steering wheel; the taste for driving at speed and the sheer pleasure of looking around you to see the unique shape of a car born at Maranello.

Facts & Figures

Production Numbers 448
Production Period 2000 - 2001
Chassis Number Range ?
Body Style 2 seater sports convertible
Construction Closed/open 2 seater (Pininfarina design) - tubular steel frame with aluminium alloy body
Weight Empty 1690 kg
Body Size W : 1935 mm, H : 1258 mm, L : 4550 mm, Wheelbase : 2500mm, tracks : 1632 mm (F), 1586 mm (R)
Engine Model 65° Light alloy V12
Engine Displacement 5474cc - bore 88.0 mm, stroke 75.0 mm
Compression Ratio ?
Ignition ?
Spark Plugs ?
Cooling ?
Lubrication ?
Clutch ?
Engine Power 485 bhp at 7000 rpm (= 88.6 HP/litre)
Engine Torque 419 lb ft at 5000 rpm (57.9 kgm)
Transmission 6 synchronized gears (manual)
Reduction Ratios 1st - 3.15, 2nd - 2.18, 3rd - 1.57, 4th - 1.19, 5th - 0.94, 6th - 0.76
Final Drive 3.91 : 1
Fuel Capacity ?
Suspension (Front) ?
Shock Absorbers (Front) ?
Suspension (Rear) ?
Shock Absorbers (Rear) ?
Wheels Speedline, light-alloy, detachable, F : 8.5J x 18, R : 10.5J x 18
Tyres Pirelli P Zero, F : 255/40 ZR18, R : 295/35 ZR18
Brakes Brembo vented discs with ABS
Steering Rack and Pinion with variable Power Assist
Electrical System ?
Maximum Speed 186 mph / 300 kph
Acceleration (0-30 mph) ?
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 4.4 seconds
Acceleration (0-100 mph) ?

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