General data  
Year/s of production 1997                                         
Presentation Geneva Motor Show 1997
VIN span 108394
Number produced 1
Design Pininfarina
Manufactured by Scaglietti – Ferrari S.p.A.
Technical specifications  
Chassis F 129 AB – Load carrying chassis in steel with totally resistant structure and tubular rear sub-frame supporting power unit and rear suspension
Length 4250 mm
Width 1900 mm
Height 1170 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Front track 1514 mm
Rear track 1615 mm
Front tyres 7,5 x 18 in., alloy rims, 5-star design
Tyres: 225/40 ZR 18
Rear tyres 10 x 18 in., alloy rims, 5-star design
Tyres: 265/40 ZR 18
Front brakes Dual circuit ventilated disc brakes, ABS
Rear brakes Dual circuit ventilated disc brakes
Weight Approx. 1350 kg
Body material Steel and aluminium
Body type Berlinetta – two seats 
Type F 129B – mid-engine – longitudinal installed
Number of cylinders V8 – 90°
Displacement 3496 ccm
Bore and stroke 85 x 77 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 5 per cylinder
Compression ratio 11:1
Ignition Bosch electronic statical
Lubrication Dry sump lubrication, approx. 10 litres oil
Maximum power 380 hp – 8.200 rpm
Maximum torque 360 Nm – 6.000 rpm
Fuel management Bosch Motronic M 2.7 – system with static advance ignition system and electronic fuel injection
Gearbox 6 gears + rev., transverse installed
Top speed Approx. 295 km/h


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Geneva Motor Show – Ferrari announces the F 355 World Tour
Copyright: Ferrari

Geneva, 4th March 1997 – At the 67th Geneva International Motor Show, Ferrari will announce a unique event dedicated to the world motoring press: Aa world tour with the F 355 berlinetta in relay of journalists from five continents: it will be known as Operation F 355 World Tour. The purpose of the Tour is to confirm the road qualities of this model which represents the company’s new image on the racing circuit and on the road, with superb performance cars that are also comfortable and safe, easy to drive but always capable of offering unique emotions. The F 355 will set off from New York, and will return there about three months later, after having visited the capitals of five continents. After the United States and Canada, the tour will move to Europe, and from there to Turkey, the Gulf, South Africa, Australia, and up through the Pacific countries to Malaysia, Thailand, China and Japan. From there to South America and then back to the USA, from Los Angeles to Chicago and New York. It will cover 25,000 km on all types of road and in the worst climatic conditions. Ferrari will guarantee constant information on the progress of the tour on the Internet (, with news and high definition photographs reproducible in print. This will ensure that the media worldwide have a constant flow of information. The F 355 will be driven by a group of journalists from the countries being visited. Journalists not part of the group involved in the tour, will be able to take the wheel of a F 355 identical to the one on the World Tour, at the major stages in each country. The car will carry the flags of the countries passed through, and the logos of the trip’s sponsors. In addition to the “World Tour” car, the entire revamped Ferrari range will be present on the stand at the Geneva Motor show: the 8-cylinder F 355 GTS and Spider, the 12-cylinder 456 GT, 456 GTA and recent 550 Maranello, which makes its debut before the Swiss public. The stand will also host the road version of the F 50, with its carbon fibre frame and engine derived from the 1991 F1 car.