A-Z Supercars: Ferrari 550 Maranello

August 24, 2016

 

Ferrari clearly used the Daytona as a spiritual template for the 550 Maranello. Both had bodies styled by Pininfarina with long, thrusting bonnets and short, clenched tails. Both had naturally aspirated front-mounted V12s powering the rear wheels via transaxle transmissions for optimum weight distribution. Both had big, clear rev-counters with red lines that began well beyond 7000. And both were set in the classic GT mould: large, leggy two-seater coupes that can traverse countries in a single bound (continue reading).

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