Pininfarina's sleek F355 won instant praise when it was originally revealed at the 1994 Geneva motor show – and since then its popularity has never waned.
Taking over where the acclaimed 348 left off, the Ferrari F355 was a model of exceptional good looks and even better performance. During its production run from 1994-1999, the F355 was renowned for its sharp angles but also its driveability, with the model providing a greater level of practical motoring that had seldom been seen in the Ferrari range before. That’s not to say that the F355 was anything other than a sports car - the 3.5-litre V8 certainly packed a punch and was capable of racing from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds.
It is often regarded as the main transition point into the modern era of Ferrari road cars, employing Formula One-derived engine technology and similarly advanced aerodynamics. The name is derived from its 3.5-litre V8 engine and the five valves per cylinder - as denoted by the ‘Cinquevalvole’ inscription on the rocker covers.
With over 11,000 examples in the Ferrari F355 range produced - including Berlinetta, Spider, and GTS editions - it certainly represented one of the most popular models from the manufacturer, and one that we have developed a wealth of both mechanical and investment knowledge on.