The Ferrari 348. As some people call it, the black sheep of Ferrari. A lot of critics and Ferrari fanatics were not fond of the car, saying it was slow and uncontrollable at the limit. What really hurt Ferrari when they produced this car, is that Ferrari was going up against a new breed of Japanese sports car – The Honda NSX. During this time period, the Japanese economy was booming and Japanese Automakers were feverishly engineering and introducing new cars to the market. The NSX was a precisely engineered Mid Engine car (like the 348) that produced similar performance figures (and better gas mileage) from it’s V6 engine. The Ferrari 348, many say, was archaic in comparison and felt downright dull.
Even so, we look at one parked on the street and can’t help but pick our jaws up from the ground. In my opinion, the black sheep Ferrari still holds some appeal. It has superb styling and exudes a wonderful sound from the Tipo V8 under the (rear) hood. This one is in great condition and sports nicely fitted aftermarket rims. The TS in the name represents that this model is the Transversale Spider, or basically a targa top. Enjoy the pics.
**Edit – Attached the pics!