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2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello Front Engine V12


This is a 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello and I love everything about it. The 550 Maranello is absolutely gorgeous, has V12 power, a gated manual transmission, and it’s surprisingly rare. We are thrilled to be offering this 550 Maranello for sale on CARS & BIDS! Today I’m reviewing this Ferrari 550 and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’ll also get behind the wheel and review the driving experience.

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The Ferrari 550 Maranello (tipo F133) is a front-engine V12 2-seat grand tourer built by Ferrari from 1996 to 2002. The 550 Maranello marked Ferrari’s return to a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout for its 2-seater 12-cylinder model, 23 years after the 365 GTB/4 Daytona had been replaced by the mid-engined Berlinetta Boxer.

The 550 used a front-engine, rear-wheel drive transaxle layout, with the 6-speed gearbox located at the rear axle together with the limited-slip differential. The chassis is a tubular steel space frame, to which the aluminium body panels were soldered.[6] The Pininfarina-designed body had a drag coefficient of 0.33. Suspension was of the double wishbone type with coaxial coil spring and damper units on all four corners, and anti-roll bars front and rear.


The F133 A engine is a naturally aspirated 65° V12 with four valves per cylinder, dual overhead cams and a variable length intake manifold. It displaces 5,474 cc (334.0 cu in) and produces 485 PS 478 hp at 7,000 rpm and 568.1 N⋅m (419 lb⋅ft) at 5,000 rpm. According to Ferrari, the 550 Maranello has a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph), and can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds.