Ferrari 550M For Sale

The Ferrari 550 Maranello was presented to the world at a grand launch event at Germany’s famous Nurburgring racetrack in 1996 after 30 months of development. It was more than 20 years since Ferrari had last produced a two-seat Grand Tourer (the last models of the 365 GTB/4 Daytona were built in 1973), but the 550 Maranello is certainly a worthy successor. Pininfarina excelled with the execution of both exterior and interior design.

Its looks are a world away from the wide, mid-engined F512M that preceded it, but the 550 is now rightly regarded as a Pininfarina classic. The 5.5-litre V12 first used in the 456 GT was revised by Ferrari’s engineers to produce 485 horsepower in the 550 Maranello and was mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Its performance remains staggering even today: 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 199mph.