F355 Berlinetta

1994

F355 Berlinetta

Unveiled at the 1994 Geneva Motor Show, the F355 Berlinetta quickly became the benchmark in its class. The increased power of the new 5-valve per cylinder V8 was complemented by a truly exceptional chassis, with extremely efficient, electronically controlled suspension.

The synergy between all of these added up to a car that delivered both breathtaking handling and performance and the kind of timeless, elegant Pininfarina lines enthusiasts had come to expect.

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Design

The design of every new Ferrari model is, by definition, heavily influenced by the Marque’s culture and experience combined with innovations developed as a result of both active experimentation and research. The result is a melding of style and engineering that delivers superb performance across the board. In the case of the Pininfarina-designed F355, the fusion of familiar elements with more powerfully innovative ones resulted in a truly unprecedented car that guaranteed the same signature Ferrari emotions as ever. The F355 was a masterful piece of engineering as its 109 hp/litre specific power output attests. The latter value and its impressive torque were achieved by adopting a new five-valve cylinder head. The car’s 3496 cc engine punched out 380 hp. Its blistering performance figures were the result of aerodynamic honing that focused specifically on the underbody.

The Body

The two-seater F355 Berlinetta had an aluminium and steel body. Its styling was moulded around an aerodynamically severe design that included a full-body undertray designed to equalise downforce (Cl) between the two axles. The cabin was designed with both safety and driving pleasure in mind. The seats and trim were Connolly leather. Composite racing seats were also available to order. The chassis was a steel monocoque with a tubular steel rear sub-frame for the engine-suspension assembly. 

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Both front and rear suspension used independent unequal-length wishbones and coil springs over gas-filled telescopic electronic dampers with two settings. The car also has anti-roll bars. The steering was rack and pinion with power-assist, and optional mechanical gear. The brakes had self-venting discs and excludable ABS ATE. The 18” wheel rims were magnesium.

The mid-rear 3496 cc 90° V8 was longitudinally mounted and punched out 380 hp, giving it a specific power output of 109 hp/l. Distribution was by means of twin overhead cams with five valves per cylinder. The con rods were titanium, while the control unit was the Bosch M5.2. Dry sump lubrication and a six-speed plus reverse mechanical gearbox completed the picture along with a dry single-plate clutch.

F355 BERLINETTA Specifications

Engine

Typerear, longitudinal 90° V8
Bore/stroke85 x 77 mm
Unitary displacement436.94 cc
Total displacement3495.50 cc
Compression ratio11:01
Maximum power279 kW (380 hp) at 8250 rpm
Power per litre109 hp/l
Maximum torque363 Nm (37 kgm) at 6000 rpm
Valve actuationtwin overhead camshafts per bank, five valves per cylinder
Fuel feedBosch Motronic M2.7 electronic injection
IgnitionBosch Motronic M2.7 static electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
Lubricationdry sump
Clutchsingle-plate

Chassis

Framesteel monocoque with tubular steel rear sub-frame
Front suspensionindependent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspensionindependent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakesdiscs
Transmission6-speed + reverse
Steeringrack-and-pinion
Fuel tankcapacity 88 litres
Front tyres225/40 ZR 18
Rear tyres265/40 ZR 18

Bodywork

Typetwo-seater berlinetta
Length4250 mm
Width1900 mm
Height1170 mm
Wheelbase2450 mm
Front track1514 mm
Rear track1615 mm
Weight1350 kg (dry)

Performance

Top speed295 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.7 sec
0-400 m12.9 sec
0-1000 m23.7 sec

Schematics

F355 5.2 Schematics

F355 - 5.2 - Table 1- Crankcase

Table 1 – Crankcase

F355 - 5.2 - Table 2 - Driving Shaft - Connecting Rods And Pistons

Table 2 – Driving Shaft – Connecting Rods And Pistons

F355 - 5.2 - Table 3 - R.H. Cylinder Head

Table 3 – R.H. Cylinder Head

F355 - 5.2 - Table 4 - L.H. Cylinder Head

Table 4 – L.H. Cylinder Head

F355 - 5.2 - Table 5 - Timing - Tappets And Shields

Table 5 – Timing – Tappets And Shields

F355 - 5.2 - Table 6 - Timing - Controls

Table 6 – Timing – Controls

F355 - 5.2 - Table 7 - Injection Device - Ignition

Table 7 – Injection Device – Ignition

F355 - 5.2 - Table 8 - Air Injection Device

Table 8 – Air Injection Device

F355 - 5.2 - Table 9 - Fuel Pump And Pipes

Table 9 – Fuel Pump And Pipes

F355 - 5.2 - Table 10 - Fuel Tank

Table 10 – Fuel Tank

F355 - 5.2 - Table 11 - Antievaporation Device

Table 11 – Antievaporation Device

F355 - 5.2 - Table 12 - Air Boxes

Table 12 – Air Boxes

F355 - 5.2 - Table 13 - Air Intake

Table 13 – Air Intake

F355 - 5.2 - Table 14 - Throttle Holders And Controls

Table 14 – Throttle Holders And Controls

F355 - 5.2 - Table 15 - Accelerator Pedal

Table 15 – Accelerator Pedal

F355 - 5.2 - Table 16 - Exhaust System

Table 16 – Exhaust System

F355 - 5.2 - Table 17 - Lubrication System

Table 17 – Lubrication System

F355 - 5.2 - Table 18 - Blow-By System

Table 18 – Blow-By System

F355 - 5.2 - Table 19 - Pumps And Oil Sump

Table 19 – Pumps And Oil Sump

F355 - 5.2 - Table 20 - Cooling System - Nourice

Table 20 – Cooling System – Nourice

F355 - 5.2 - Table 21 - Cooling System Radiators

Table 21 – Cooling System Radiators

F355 - 5.2 - Table 22 - Water Pump And Oil - Water Heat Exchanger

Table 22 – Water Pump And Oil – Water Heat Exchanger

F355 - 5.2 - Table 23 - Clutch

Table 23 – Clutch

F355 - 5.2 - Table 24 - Clutch Control

Table 24 – Clutch Control

F355 - 5.2 - Table 25 - Clutch Release Control And Pedal Support -Not For Rhd

Table 25 – Clutch Release Control And Pedal Support -Not For Rhd

F355 - 5.2 - Table 26 - Clutch Release Control And Pedal Support -Valid For Rhd

Table 26 – Clutch Release Control And Pedal Support -Valid For Rhd

F355 - 5.2 - Table 27 - F1 Clutch Hydraulic Control -Valid For 355 F1 Cars

Table 27 – F1 Clutch Hydraulic Control -Valid For 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 28 - Power Unit And Tank -Valid For 355 F1 Cars

Table 28 – Power Unit And Tank -Valid For 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 29 - Electronic Gearbox Control -Valid For 355 F1 Cars

Table 29 – Electronic Gearbox Control -Valid For 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 30 - Gearbox - Differential Housing And Intermediate Casing

Table 30 – Gearbox – Differential Housing And Intermediate Casing

F355 - 5.2 - Table 31 - Gearbox Covers And Lubrication

Table 31 – Gearbox Covers And Lubrication

F355 - 5.2 - Table 32 - Main Shaft Gears

Table 32 – Main Shaft Gears

F355 - 5.2 - Table 33 - Lay Shaft Gears

Table 33 – Lay Shaft Gears

F355 - 5.2 - Table 34 - Inside Gearbox Controls

Table 34 – Inside Gearbox Controls

F355 - 5.2 - Table 35 - Outside Gearbox Controls

Table 35 – Outside Gearbox Controls

F355 - 5.2 - Table 36 - Differential And Axle Shafts

Table 36 – Differential And Axle Shafts

F355 - 5.2 - Table 37 - Brake Hydraulic System - Not For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

Table 37 – Brake Hydraulic System – Not For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 38 - Brake Hydraulic System -Valid For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

Table 38 – Brake Hydraulic System -Valid For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 39 - Hydraulic System For Abs Teves -Not For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

Table 39 – Hydraulic System For Abs Teves -Not For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 40 - Hydraulic System For Abs Bosch -Valid For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

Table 40 – Hydraulic System For Abs Bosch -Valid For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 41 - Abs Teves Brake System -Not For Abs Bosch E 355 F1 Cars

Table 41 – Abs Teves Brake System -Not For Abs Bosch E 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 42 - Abs Bosch Brake System -Valid For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

Table 42 – Abs Bosch Brake System -Valid For Abs Bosch And 355 F1 Cars

F355 - 5.2 - Table 43 - Calipers For Front And Rear Brakes

Table 43 – Calipers For Front And Rear Brakes

F355 - 5.2 - Table 44 - Hand-Brake Control

Table 44 – Hand-Brake Control

F355 - 5.2 - Table 45 - Hydraulic Steering Box And Linkage

Table 45 – Hydraulic Steering Box And Linkage

F355 - 5.2 - Table 46 - Steering Column

Table 46 – Steering Column

F355 - 5.2 - Table 47 - Hydraulic Steering Pump And Tank

Table 47 – Hydraulic Steering Pump And Tank

F355 - 5.2 - Table 48 - Front Suspension - Shock Absorber And Brake Disc

Table 48 – Front Suspension – Shock Absorber And Brake Disc

F355 - 5.2 - Table 49 - Front Suspension - Wishbones

Table 49 – Front Suspension – Wishbones

F355 - 5.2 - Table 50 - Rear Suspension - Shock Absorber And Brake Disc

Table 50 – Rear Suspension – Shock Absorber And Brake Disc

F355 - 5.2 - Table 51 - Rear Suspension - Wishbones

Table 51 – Rear Suspension – Wishbones

F355 - 5.2 - Table 52 - Wheels

Table 52 – Wheels

F355 - 5.2 - Table 53 - Current Generator - Starting Motor - Battery

Table 53 – Current Generator – Starting Motor – Battery

F355 - 5.2 - Table 54 - Air Conditioning Compressor

Table 54 – Air Conditioning Compressor

F355 - 5.2 - Table 55 - Tools Equipment - Top Emergency Tools

Table 55 – Tools Equipment – Top Emergency Tools

F355 - 5.2 - Table 56 - Spare Wheel And Equipment - Optional

Table 56 – Spare Wheel And Equipment – Optional

F355 - 5.2 - Table 100 - Body - General Units

Table 100 – Body – General Units

F355 - 5.2 - Table 101 - Body - Units

Table 101 – Body – Units

F355 - 5.2 - Table 102 - Front Part Structures

Table 102 – Front Part Structures

F355 - 5.2 - Table 103 - Central Part Structures

Table 103 – Central Part Structures

F355 - 5.2 - Table 104 - Frame - Rear Part Elements

Table 104 – Frame – Rear Part Elements

F355 - 5.2 - Table 105 - Roof - Outer Trims

Table 105 – Roof – Outer Trims

F355 - 5.2 - Table 106 - Body - Outer Trims

Table 106 – Body – Outer Trims

F355 - 5.2 - Table 107 - Body - Shield And Wheelhouses

Table 107 – Body – Shield And Wheelhouses

F355 - 5.2 - Table 108 - Passengers Compartment Insulations -Not For Spider

Table 108 – Passengers Compartment Insulation’s – Not For Spider

355 - 5.2 - Table 109 - Passengers Compartment Insulations -Valid For Spider

Table 109 – Passengers Compartment Insulation’s – Valid For Spider

F355 - 5.2 - Table 110 - Passengers Compartment Carpets -Not For Spider

Table 110 – Passengers Compartment Carpets – Not For Spider

F355 - 5.2 - Table 111 - Passengers Compartment Carpets -Valid For Spider

Table 111 – Passengers Compartment Carpets – Valid For Spider

F355 - 5.2 - Table 112 - Front Compartment Carpets

Table 112 – Front Compartment Carpets

F355 - 5.2 - Table 113 - Roof Trims -Valid For Berlinetta

Table 113 – Roof Trims – Valid For Berlinetta

F355 - 5.2 - Table 114 - Roof Trims -Valid For Gts And Spider

Table 114 – Roof Trims -Valid For GTS And Spider

F355 - 5.2 - Table 115 - Top -Valid For Spider

Table 115 – Top – Valid For Spider

F355 - 5.2 - Table 116 - Top Hydraulic Control -Valid For Spider

Table 116 – Top Hydraulic Control – Valid For Spider

F355 - 5.2 - Table 117 - Front Hood

Table 117 – Front Hood

F355 - 5.2 - Table 118 - Opening Device For Front Hood

Table 118 – Opening Device For Front Hood

F355 - 5.2 - Table 119 - Rear Hood

Table 119 – Rear Hood

F355 - 5.2 - Table 120 - Opening Devices For Rear Hood And Gas Door

Table 120 – Opening Devices For Rear Hood And Gas Door

F355 - 5.2 - Table 121 - Doors - Framework And Rear Mirror

Table 121 – Doors – Framework And Rear Mirror

F355 - 5.2 - Table 122 - Doors - Opening Control And Hinges

Table 122 – Doors – Opening Control And Hinges

F355 - 5.2 - Table 123 - Doors - Glass Lifting Device

Table 123 – Doors – Glass Lifting Device

F355 - 5.2 - Table 124 - Doors - Inner Trims

Table 124 – Doors – Inner Trims

F355 - 5.2 - Table 125 - Front Bumper

Table 125 – Front Bumper

F355 - 5.2 - Table 126 - Rear Bumper

Table 126 – Rear Bumper

F355 - 5.2 - Table 127 - Glasses And Gaskets

Table 127 – Glasses And Gaskets

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