June 3, 2023

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Straight-Piped Ferrari 550 Maranello Sounds Heavenly

Do you recall the days when Ferrari used to slap their normally-aspirated V12 motors in rear-wheel push, front-engined, two-seaters with a gated guide transmission? Arguably, some of the best autos to at any time occur from the Italian supercar producer have been in advance of the 2000s, particularly with individuals stunning traces and purist intentions. Certain, there have been a several weighty and not especially trendy initiatives, and some designs may possibly have shed their purist Ferrari heritage along the way, but I’m pretty guaranteed that we call concur that the Ferrari 550 Maranello marked the end of what absolutely everyone referred to as a common Ferrari. 

Those fortunate enough to have retained their 550 Maranellos will most probably want to maintain it inventory, and individuals who’ve had a person may well be regretting the sale. But not NiftyFiveFifty, for he is neither of these people today. He is the operator of a 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello in Argentino (Grey), and he’s decided to do what most people today will not – straight pipe a person of Ferrari’s biggest, courtesy of some extravagant Italian sections from Fiammenghi Engineering. So much, he’s mounted equivalent size headers, connectors, exhaust collectors, and H-pipes.

Ferrari 550 Maranello

In the video higher than, we are pretty confined to an in-cabin perspective and audio from the camera he’s applying, but it appears to be pretty darn loud. We can only consider what it seems like from the outside the house at comprehensive ship but at that 7,five hundred rpm redline, who’s complaining? Under the hood is the famed Tipo F133A 5.5-liter normally-aspirated V12 that makes 478 horsepower and 419 pound-ft of torque.

Absolutely nothing like the audio of a Ferrari V12, but for a grand tourer, that sounds is absolutely going to be giving you a headache in addition some ringing in the ears just after a several hours. It just isn’t the remaining develop, although, and he’s screening out the drone and resonance of the current program so that he can get some custom made mufflers mounted to tone issues down a bit.