1/18 diecast scale model of the 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, in red color. Made by Mattel – HotWheels in 2001 with reference 29941
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1/18 diecast scale model of the Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, in red color. Made by Mattel – HotWheels in 2001 with reference 29941.
The Barchetta Pininfarina is a limited production version of the Ferrari 550 Maranello with roadster (barchetta) body, built from 2000 to 2001.
Body: two seat, two door roadster, front engine in longitudinal position, rear wheel drive
Powertrain: Tipo 133C 5.5L V12 485 PS, 6 speed manual transmission
Ferrari introduced a roadster version of the 550 at the Paris Motor Show in 2000 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pininfarina. The Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was a true barchetta with no real convertible top provided. The factory did provide a cloth soft top, but it was intended only for temporary use to protect the interior from rain as using the top above 70 mph (113 km/h) was not deemed safe. Aesthetically, the barchetta featured a more deeply raked windshield than the coupé for improved aero dynamics, roll-over hoops behind the seats for the driver’s safety and a longer rear section than the coupé to complete the smooth overall design resulting in more cargo space than the coupé, even when it was less practical. Other changes included new 19-inch alloy wheels specially made for the barchetta. A total of 448 cars were produced, preceded by 12 prototypes numbered P01–P12 on their interior plaques (the prototypes and production cars are practically indistinguishable). The mechanical underpinnings of the car remained the same as its coupé counterpart but the engine was given the F133C code mainly for differentiation. Performance figures differed as compared to the 550 Maranello due to the loss of a roof, with 0–100 km/h acceleration time same as the coupe at 4.4 seconds but top speed reduced to 300 km/h. All the 448 cars had a numbered plaque (i.e. x of 448) on the dashboard with Sergio Pininfarina’s signature.
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|1/18||MG||1807K||Ferrari 550 GT LM #88 2003 (kit)|
|Dimensions||40 × 20 × 20 cm|