Ferrari 550 Maranello
-They’ve invented the snooze missile. Something that is both easy and hard to drive, sounds like every petrol-fueled dream and drives smooth and refined. – The Ferrari 550 Maranello.
In 1996, the Ferrari 550 Maranello was first presented to the public. A car that upheld many things, but also stopped pretending. For example, the 456’s hamster rear seat disappeared and made way for a luggage compartment. A true two-seater for long distances, with temperament of an Italian who just walked out of the espresso bar. The 550’s V12 is actually – a bit bipolar. Underneath, it’s a wonderful car for touring and comfortable driving. However, once you turn on the 5.5 V12, your golf bag in the back goes to a hundred in 4.4 seconds and it pulls through to 320 km/h. FORE!
And then a word about that big chrome lever in the middle… That, in the end, is what we do it for, too…. Every time you move the beautiful lever along its aluminum guides, together with the typical “clack-clack” sound when you change gears and hear the roar of the V12, you feel your chest hair grow. What a delicious thoroughbred! Skip legday at the gym from now on, the 550 provides you with nice spawn. God, how well those guys in Maranello can make you forget your rationality…. Well known even among test drivers, it became the Engine of the Year in 2000 and 2001 (4.0l+).
A total of 3,083 were born. What about us? We, of course, have one of those three thousand, however, ours is a little éxtra delicious. Like a German car can be delivered in “Die Heimat,” this one was delivered in “La patria,” Italy. Bought by a real Italian. She does have a bit of German blood because the color is Argento Nurburgring. For the 550 an iconic color that looks great on her. She has been fully maintained and the history is complete. The previous owners took incredibly good care of it. icing on the cake? The Barchetta wheels. Should you change them, the original ones are also included!
“The Ferrari is a dream. People dream of owning this special vehicle and for most, it will remain a dream apart from those lucky few.” – Enzo Ferrari.
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