Through my Lens: The Yellow Ferrari

During Monterey Car Week I had the pleasure of chasing down this 1999 Ferrari F355 GTS. According to the auction literature for the car, the Ferrari F355 was produced from 1994 through 1999 and is an evolution of the Ferrari 348 and the design emphasis for the F355 was on performance.

According to the auction listing, the major difference between the V8 engine in the 348 and F355 is the introduction of a 5-valve cylinder head. As a result of the new head design, the engine was more powerful then its predecessor and was rated with 380 horsepower.

In 1995, Ferrari introduced the GTS model to the F355 family. The GTS model was based on the Berlinetta but offered a removable “targa-style” hard top roof which could be stored behind the seats. A total of 2,577 GTS models were produced, with 2,048 delivered with the 6-speed transmission and another 529 with the F1 transmission. This was the last GTS targa style model produced by Ferrari.

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