The F355, introduced in 1994, would be equipped three years later with a Formula One style paddle gear shift electrohydraulic manual transmission to become the 355 F1, allowing the driver to not have to take their hands off of the steering wheel whilst changing gears.
An open-top Spider entered production alongside the F1 Berlinetta in 1997.
It is an evolution of the Ferrari 348 and was replaced by the Ferrari 360 in 2000. The F1 Berlinetta and Spider were the only models in the 355 series to be equipped with a Formula One gearbox.
Need for Speed II
The 355 F1 Berlinetta appears in Need for Speed II: Special Edition with a C class rating and a top speed of 185 mp/h (298 km/h).
It doesn't possess quick acceleration compared to its class, but compensates with a high top speed.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
The 355 F1 Berlinetta appears in the PlayStation release of Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit as a B class vehicle.
It possesses one of the best performance figures in its class. Its quick acceleration, combined with its agility, make it a fast car on every race course. It is also capable of a high top speed due to the six-speed transmission. As other Ferrari and Mercedes vehicles, it is not allowed in Hot Pursuit mode.
|Need for Speed II - Vehicles|
|Class C||Ferrari 355 F1* · Ford Mustang Mach III* · Italdesign Calà · Lotus Esprit V8|
|Class B||Ford Indigo · Italdesign Nazca C2* · Jaguar XJ220 · Isdera Commendatore 112i|
|Class A||Ferrari F50 · Ford GT90 · Lotus Elise GT1 · McLaren F1|
|Bonus||Bomber BFS* · FZR 2000* · Tombstone*|
|Traffic||Audi 100 quattro · BMW 5 Series (E34) · Citroën 2CV · GMC B-Series School Bus · Jeep Comanche · Jeep Wrangler · Kenworth T-600 Semi Truck · Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousine · Mazda MX-5 (NA) · Mercedes SL 500 · Mercedes Unimog · Toyota Land Cruiser · Volkswagen 1600 Fastback · Volkswagen Bug · Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) · Volvo 850|
|Hidden||Crate · Log · Monolithic Studios Bus · News Stand · Rock · Tram · T-Rex|
|* denotes Special Edition exclusive vehicles|