Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,881
212- Affirmative, bullet-proof Mannesmann-Sachs shocks and actuators, sintered steel valve guides, silicone hoses for the big trouble makers in the plenum, no return fuel injection, Motronic 7.1.1 with COP ignition, beefed up transaxle, cam seals that can be changed without removing the cams, more powerful engine, improved cooling, etc.
But the 550 is a great Ferrari, and the Skunkworks and Dave Helms have cures for any differences. Plus 550s all came with a steering position sensor, which only late 575Ms have and the sensor cannot be added realistically (without huge expense).
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.