POTW: Maranello temptress
In case you need any further inspiration to dip into our 550 Maranello buyer's guide...
And this week we present to you temptation in the form of a how-to guide to buying one of the best of recent times - the 550 Maranello.
Just in case you need some inspiration to assist in your deliberations we've got a Friday treat in the form of a gorgeous 550-themed desktop.
Our thanks to our colleagues on Classic & Sports Car for this one, this shoot for the Maranello coming from an in-depth feature in the latest issue (out now!) and photographed in fine style by Malcolm Griffiths.
So. Check out their feature. Digest our in-depth buying guide. And then, suitably fired up, hit the classifieds!
Anyway. It's now on a different plane following...
Not too much of a pain, I hope.
I feel the 550 will go the same way as a 275GTB/4 Daytona price wise....
The older models offer a very different driving experience to the 550/575 (or any other modern car for that matter). I suspect after a couple more generations of Ferrari Berlinetta the 550/575 will come into their own for people seeking a different driving experience to whatever modern hydrid gas turbine quadruple clutch (joke) car is then on sale.
Also on 550s, there's an issue with the exhaust. The standard car is a bit too quiet, yet the often-fitted sports exhaust is very boomy and shouty which is embarrassing in town.