Rear-wheel drive supercar Ferrari F355 replaced the model with an index of 348, the level of sales is not satisfied with the Italian company. Initially, engineers and designers from Maranello wanted to make some changes in the Ferrari 348 to improve its marketing, but as a result of work were heavily involved. Fresh ideas and developments with more than enough to create a new car. The serial version of Ferrari F355 Berlinetta was introduced in 1994, and its production started later that year. In a short time to rest left Ferrari 348 – the model do not get a second chance. It is noteworthy that Ferrari F 355 is a bit unusual car manufacturer. He became the most popular and the most affordable sports car, compared with other models from Maranello. Italians even accused that their new creation is a propaganda maneuver to maintain the popularity of the brand. But in fact, experts were interested in the other Ferrari… The company wanted to use the civilian sports car innovative transmission of Formula 1 (then other technology). To realize the idea immediately failed, so the first batch of cars were conventional 6-speed manual transmission (from 4871 berlinetta coupe 3826 equipped with manual transmission). But in the end the car still got the best F1 gearbox with shift levers on the steering wheel which the driver can twitch the nameless or middle fingers. The solution turned out to be not only effective, but also very comfortable and stylish. It enjoyed many owners of the Ferrari F 355. As the power unit for the F355 V8 engine borrowed from its predecessor, but its scope was enlarged to 3.5 liters, and the number of valves per one cylinder is increased from four to five. Due to this, the power of the engine Ferrari F355 was 375 hp at 8250 rev/min Peak Torque – 363 Nm at 6000 rev/min. From zero to hundred car accelerates in 4.7 sec., And the maximum speed reaches 295 km/h. Impeccable style Despite the high-tech Ferrari F355 Berlinetta, the model even more impressively magnificent appearance and excellent interior. The beauty of the car could not even recognize the direct competitors of the company Enzo Ferrari. For exterior replied firm Pininfarina. It has developed a beautiful and aerodynamic body: smooth sweeping lines, the front of the luxurious, stylish rear optics and cute exhaust pipes made of the car a real beauty. In 1995, the F355 range has been supplemented by two new modifications. Initially, there was an open version of the Ferrari F355 Spider with a fabric roof, equipped with an electric drive. All were released 3717 spiders. Later that same year, there was an interesting version with a targa body type – this machine carries the Ferrari F355 GTS. The car is equipped with a hardtop, which is removed by hand. Total came to light 2577 model GTS. Price coupe Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and GTS Targa at the time of their occurrence was 130,000 dollars, and Spider appreciated in 7,000 dollars. More. Now buy a Ferrari F355 is possible only in the secondary market. In there are a few suggestions with a large spread in prices ranging from $10,400 and ending $54,500. Production of the model was completed in 1999 and it was replaced by a new Ferrari 360 Modena.