December 3, 2022

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Straight-Piped Ferrari 550 Maranello Sounds Heavenly

Do you bear in mind the times when Ferrari made use of to slap their in a natural way-aspirated V12 motors in rear-wheel drive, entrance-engined, two-seaters with a gated manual transmission? Arguably, some of the greatest cars to ever appear from the Italian supercar producer had been prior to the 2000s, in particular with individuals attractive lines and purist intentions. Confident, there had been a few major and not specifically stylish initiatives, and some designs may well have lost their purist Ferrari heritage alongside the way, but I am very sure that we call concur that the Ferrari 550 Maranello marked the stop of what absolutely everyone called a traditional Ferrari. 

All those fortunate ample to have stored their 550 Maranellos will most probable want to keep it inventory, and individuals who’ve had one particular could possibly be regretting the sale. But not NiftyFiveFifty, for he is neither of these individuals. He is the operator of a 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello in Argentino (Gray), and he’s made a decision to do what most individuals will not – straight pipe one particular of Ferrari’s greatest, courtesy of some extravagant Italian pieces from Fiammenghi Engineering. So far, he’s mounted equivalent duration headers, connectors, exhaust collectors, and H-pipes.

Ferrari 550 Maranello

In the video clip above, we’re very confined to an in-cabin look at and sound from the digicam he’s making use of, but it would seem very darn loud. We can only imagine what it sounds like from the exterior at comprehensive mail but at that seven,five hundred rpm redline, who’s complaining? Below the hood is the famed Tipo F133A five.five-liter in a natural way-aspirated V12 that tends to make 478 horsepower and 419 pound-ft of torque.

Absolutely nothing like the sound of a Ferrari V12, but for a grand tourer, that noise is unquestionably going to be offering you a headache in addition some ringing in the ears following a few hrs. It is not the closing make, although, and he’s screening out the drone and resonance of the current system so that he can get some custom made mufflers mounted to tone points down a little bit.