The 550 was two and a half years in development by Ferrari before it was finally unveiled at the Nürburgring racing circuit in Germany in the summer of 1996. It was an evolution from their previous GT two seater sports cars, which always traditionally had a mid-mounted 180° 12-cylinder flat engine.
The 550 saw a return of a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, the first Ferrari model to be engineered in this way since their 365 GTB/4 Daytona ended production in 1973. With a wheelbase of 98.4 inches, and a 6-speed gearbox, and aluminium body panels, it is a GT car built for impressive performance out on the track.
Powering for this two seater supercar comes from a roaring V12 engine, packing 508 bhp. And with acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and 0 - 100 mph in 9.8 seconds, it’s capable of 203 mph, making it one of Ferrari’s fastest ever models, and one you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry.