Ferrari 355 F1 GTS 1997 full Innovative Design – This is the first road car equipped with an innovative F1 style gearbox management system, available in all three versions, berlinetta, GTS and spider. The Ferrari 355 F1 GTS was launched in 1997. The electro-hydraulic system operated by the paddle behind the wheel uses a conventional 6-speed manual gearbox F355. The new transmission guarantees fast gear change, with the added advantage that the driver’s hands can stay on the wheel all the time.
Advanced electronics pay attention to the functions normally performed by the driver’s left foot. Instead of a clutch pedal and gear change, the 1997 Ferrari 355 F1 has two levers mounted on the steering wheel. Ferrari 355 F1 1997 chose a higher gear, which was left for lower gear. Where the gear stick is usually a small lever to choose to retreat. To start the engine, the ignition key needs to be increased and both “paddles” pull backwards to ensure transmission is neutral.
Like all 355 series, the 355 F1 GTS is powered by a 3.5-liter V8 that features a titanium rod, a five-valve cylinder head, and a 180-degree crankshaft. With the Bosch 2.7 Motronic system, the engine produces a total of 380 hp at 8,500 rpm. Performance is 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, a quarter mile in the low 13 seconds range, and impressive top speeds of 183 mph.