The Porsche 550 Spyder was a model sports car that was produced by the Porsche family motor vehicles from 1953 to 56. The initial production of the car was introduced at the Paris Auto Show, offering a low body that is very low to the ground, offering for optimal fuel efficiency when put in racing conditions, which is what the Porsche 550 spyder was initially developed for. The newer model, which was developed in its final year of production in 1956, was a much lighter body and frame, offering a more rigide chassis system, which gave it a great body to race in many racing events and series.
The Porsche 550 Spyder was replaced in 1957 with the Porsche 718, which was far more successful in Formula 1 racing, due to the development, the low body frame, the compact size, and the easy of movement on the course, which the Porsche 550 Spyder did not offer to racers. Today, the Porsche 550 Spyder is known as the Porsche Boxster, which is a common sports car, and has gone through various changes, in order to offer a more fuel efficient sports car, and one that drivers feel the luxury and comfort while driving down the road in.
The original Porsche 550 Spyder offered fiberglass panels, which sat on a custom chassis, and was powered by a VW Porsche or Alfa Romeo flat 4- engine drive engine. These series were discontinued in 1956, which were replaced by the 550A, and its later series the 718.
The Ferrari 550 is a classic 2 seat grand tourer that was introduced into the automobile market in 1996. The first of its kind, this record-breaking speed demon boasts a front-engined V12 coupe, which was never before seen in widely commercially available cars- except for professional racers in the likes of the Daytona 500 and other prestigious car races. Its foundational platform consists of a 5.5 L (5474 cc) engine with the 2+2 456 and was positioned as the Ferrari company’s highest-end model in regard to being the most luxurious and the fastest car that money could by.
Now for some more specifications concerning this amazing vehicle. The car uses a 6-speed manual gearbox located at the back and in-line with the driver’s wheel. The interior is extremely roomy and luxurious and thus set a undeniable industry standard when it busted out onto the market back in 1996. The rear truck is very tall and wide and thus could fit any of your standard items- ranging from a full set of golf clubs to a guitar.
The Ferrari 550 can accelerate up to 60mph in only 4.8 seconds and can reach 100mph in 9.6 seconds, which was a new record for luxury race cars of its type when it came out fifteen years ago. These fantastic specifications still stand up to the finest of luxury race cars today! Fifteen years later, the Ferrari 550 is still one of the fastest and fanciest cars on the block- for whatever purpose you are looking to get one for.