2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello WSR
Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief
- One of 33 ‘World Speed Record’ 550s produced by Ferrari
- 40,400 kilometres from new
- Offered in splendid condition with books and tools
Introduced in 1996, the 550 Maranello was a grand touring berlinetta in the finest sense, harkening back to the 365 GTB/4 of the 1970s and its predecessors from the ’50s and ’60s. Boasting an all-new 5.5-litre V-12 engine with an output of 485 brake horsepower, the 550 Maranello could sprint from 0–100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, leading to a top speed of 320 km/h. The car’s bodywork was crafted with aerodynamics in mind, undoubtedly helping it to reset production car speed records, covering 100 kilometres at an average speed of 304 km/h, 100 miles at an average speed of 306.3 km/h, and 296 kilometres in one hour.
To celebrate the impressive achievement, Ferrari produced thirty-three 550 Maranellos in the same specification as the three World Speed Record cars. These were fitted with the Fiorano handling pack, carbon bucket seats with Daytona stitching and race harnesses, leather-trimmed roll cage, and suede-covered steering wheel. Other features included the sports exhaust, enamel wing badges, and Corsa brake calipers.
The WSR offered here today is even rarer as being Rosso Corsa with black interior, unlike most of the 550 WSRs, which were delivered in Grigio Titanio with Bordeaux trim. This example was originally delivered to Italy before being registered in Germany. Today it is offered with recent servicing by Simon Furlonger and is presented in outstanding condition. Furthermore, it is important to note that the car retains its original books and tools and shows only 40,400 kilometres from new.
Considered to be one of the last great ‘analogue’ Ferraris, the 550 Maranello remains just as thrilling today as it was nearly 20 years ago. The WSR presented here is excellent in all regards and represents a very rare opportunity to buy a very special car.
Please note that in addition to recent service work noted, the cambelts have also been replaced by Simon Furlonger.
Veuillez noter que, en plus des récentes opérations d'entretien indiquées, les courroies de distribution ont aussi été remplacées par Simon Furlonger.