Richard in the Ferrari 550 Maranello
A front-engined manual V12... with a large helping of soul. Richard has a go in the Ferrari 550 Maranello
Posted: 26 Apr 2011
This particular 550 though, has a guilty secret. I doubt that any driver of it has ever removed his or her shades to turn to their passenger and explain that WSR stands for the World Average Speed Record car on which this special edition 550 is based. That on a banked oval in Ohio in December 1998, it covered 100 miles at an average of 190.2mph, and drove for one hour at an average of 184mph. You might as well tell your once-breathless belle that it also holds the world caravan-towing speed record. Which it doesn't.