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What does Fiorno refer to?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by alanhenson, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

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    I own a 1999 355F1 Spider. Someone asked me if it was a fiorno and I had no idea. I thought that refered to the dark red color.
     
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  3. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    Fiorano is the Ferrari test track.
     
  4. Doody

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    at the end of production, the factory built 100 or so 1999 F355 Spider Fiorano Editions.

    though i think there may also be a factory red color with Fiorano in its name....

    doody.
     
  5. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    Right, Doody, sorry, I thought he was asking what the "Fiorano" in the name "355 Fiorano" meant...

    Yes, Doody is right. You would probably know if yours was Fiorano. It has a carbon fiber interior, for one thing.
     
  6. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

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    I guess that's not mine.
     
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  8. ChuckEBaby

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    Doesn't the "F" before 355 stand for "Fiorano"?
    How else could you distinguish?
    Anyone out there know for sure?
    Most you see read 355 ……
     
  9. Doody

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    my understanding is that the car (in general, 1995 to 1999) is technically called the "Ferrari F355", not the "Ferrari 355".

    doody.
     
  10. Chiaro_Slag

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    No, the F355 doesn't stand for Fiorano - It's just a Ferrari 355. The Paddle shifter is designated 355F-1. You can see them listed as 355 or F355. They are one in the same.

    There were only 100 of the special Fioranos built.

    I don't know all of the upgrades, but I don't rememeber any significant changes - I think the changes had to do with the car's handling.
     
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  13. jakermc

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    This is not correct. Beginning in 1995, the car was introduced as F355. This is in the tradition of the F40 and F50 and it is commonly understood that the 'F' stood for Ferrari. In 1998, the F1 transmission was introduced and sold as the 355 F1 while the manual 6 speed continued to be sold as the F355.
     
  14. sherpa23

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    Chuck, I thought that you were buying a 360 spider. Didn't you email me asking me to fax you the 360 spider window sticker?
     
  15. TTG

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    Here is a list of features included on the serie fiorano 355 spider...the last of the 1999's...100 made:

    Racing brake kit
    Cross drilled brake discs
    Red calipers
    Suede steering wheel
    Dedication number plaque
    Rear challenge grill
    Carbon fiber accents
    Carbon fiber F1 paddles
    Scuderia shields
    Fiorano handling package-(consists of stiffer front and rear springs, lowered ground height, "dedicated set up for the steering device, providing less assistance at low speeds" and "racing type brake pads mounted on red calipers.")
    Challenge rack
    Front/rear challenge roll bar
    Stiffer rate coil springs
    Shock ECU specific to Fiorano setup

    Todd
     
  16. ChuckEBaby

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    Jerry,

    I know the difference between the 355 & 355"F1".
    Now I know the diff. (Fvs No F). It does seems odd
    that their the same car with the "F", being the only
    difference? WT"F" LOL
     
  17. ChuckEBaby

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    Yes, For comparative purposes. I'm sorry if I mislead you?
     
  18. Garretto

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    Wow this is interesting!!!

    In my years of "moderate" Ferrari expertise I never before noticed that the F1 equipped F355's dropped the initial "F"... In fact I'm still kind of sceptic!

    I've found confusing information even within Ferrari. Their site list them as F355's and 355 F1's, right. However the Owners site list them all as F355's, F1 or not.

    I need to check all my old pictures, looking for the rear badges... I could swear right now that I've seen some "F355 F1 GTS"...

    So the official names are:

    F355 berlinetta
    F355 GTS
    F355 spider
    355 F1 berlinetta
    355 F1 GTS
    355 F1 spider

    simple, yeah... :(
     
  19. stokpro

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    6-speed equipped 355 is badged with F355 berlinetta
     
  20. stokpro

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    F1 equipped 355 badged with 355F1 berlinetta
     
  21. shelbee

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    Stockpro, I think I like the one with the challange grille better. Better vent for the engine too
     
  22. stokpro

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    i've never seen the "F355 F1 GTS" designation... only 355 F1 GTS
     
  23. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    actually, ferrari produced 104 fiorano equipped 355 spiders... 100 for the NA market and 4 for EURO.
     
  24. Chiaro_Slag

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    Thanks Todd - Good stuff - Not sure it justify the extra price I see them offerred for though.
     
  25. TTG

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    I hear ya...the problem is, when you've seen one and driven one it's hard to get a regular standard one...the carbon fiber, shields, grille, etc..etc..so cool.

    I hate regrets...I hate wishing I would have bought something...so I am being patient in getting the right car.


    Cheers,


    TTG
     
  26. BigHead

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    The "F" prefix was added to indicate "Ferrari", like the Formula 1 cars, the F40, etc. This nomenclature scheme was adopted just after the 456 came out, and was applied to the F355 and the F512M. Dropped before the 550 came out, so it was fairly short-lived.

    Ferrari changes naming schemes faster than most of us change our boxers. Unlike, say, BMW, which has been fairly consistent for some time, or Porsche, which just calls everything a 911. :)

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  27. cinquevalvole

    cinquevalvole Formula 3

    Feb 6, 2004
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    Hi all,

    has anybody already modified a stock 355 towards fiorano steering?
    As a part of the "Fiorano handling pack option" we get a
    "dedicated set up for the steering device, providing less assistance
    at low speeds" (2.8 revs instead of stock 3.2) and a
    "Suede steering wheel" (Pictures?)

    How many $ or € will I pay for the new fiorano steering transmission?

    Thanks

    cinquevalvole
     

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