There was a crawling traffic jam through one of Paris’ more exclusive shopping districts the other day. Drivers were becoming impatient and horns were beeping, but above the urban noise rose a sound quite unlike anything else.
Finally, a properly modified Ferrari emerged! You’ve got to be very careful when modifying these cars and most get it wrong, but this one was oh-so-right (with the possible exception of the wheels – white 5 spoke OZ’s would set this 550 on fire). Drawing obvious inspiration from the Prodrive prepared 550’s that tackled Le Mans and raced the GT circuit back in the early 00’s, this 550 really did look like it was lost on the way to the track.
And it wasn’t just a bodykit either – the V12 was the recipient of some serious work and what sounded like straight pipes made everyone aware of that. The driver tired of the jam, and when an open side road appeared I’m reasonably confident he visited the redline in that short space. The noise was pure racecar – drowning out everything in its wake with the howl of a race prepared Ferrari V12, with the overrun roar sounding arguably more impressive. It was something to behold.#550 Maranello #Ferrari #France #Le Mans #Paris #Prodrive