I’m not going to mess about here: I love the Ferrari 550.
Always have. There are those who will forever associate Ferrari with
mid-engined supercars, and yes, there is something spectacularly purposeful
about a car in which you effectively strap yourself to the front of the engine.
But let’s not allow the appeal of the mid-engined Fezzers distract us from
those in which the driver sits behind the donkey. For one thing, you get to
admire the engine. Five-and-a-half litres of Italian V12 churning away up front
makes its presence felt.
Words: Richard Hammond
Photos: Justin Leighton
This feature was originally published in the April issue of Top Gear magazine