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Ferrari Mythos

Ferrari Mythos
Ferrari Mythos Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari S.p.A
Production1989
3 units (including the prototype)
AssemblyCambiano, Italy
DesignerPietro Camardella, Lorenzo Ramaciotti at Pininfarina
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body style2-door barchetta
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
RelatedFerrari Testarossa
Ferrari F50
Powertrain
Engine4.9 L Tipo F113 B Flat-12 [1]
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,550.2 mm (100.4 in)
Length4,335.8 mm (170.7 in)
Width2,100.6 mm (82.7 in)
Height1,064.3 mm (41.9 in)
Curb weight2,756 lb (1,250 kg) [2]

The Ferrari Mythos is a mid-engine, rear wheel drive concept car based on the mechanical underpinnings of the Ferrari Testarossa. Designed by Italian design house Pininfarina and developed by automobile manufacturer Ferrari, its world premiere was at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show.

Design

The design was implemented on the platform of the Ferrari Testarossa, which dictated the car's wedge shape and large air intake ahead of the rear wheels. The design of the Mythos later evolved into the Ferrari F40's successor, the F50. [3]

The show car is stored at the Pininfarina style center at Cambiano (Italy).

Performance

The Mythos is powered by a 4.9 L Tipo F113 B Ferrari flat-12 engine sourced from the Testarossa, the engine has a power output of 390 hp (291 kW; 395 PS) at 6,300 rpm and 354 N⋅m (261 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm while having a power to weight ratio of 308hp per tonne. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Testarossa sourced 5-speed manual transmission. The car utilises a helical coil suspension system with transverse arms on the front and rear. Acceleration figures of the car remain unknown but the car has a projected top speed of about 290 km/h (180 mph).

Production

Although not intended to be sold to the public, the current Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is known to have commissioned two Mythos, with one being red and the other being turquoise,[4] although it is unclear which cars in the Sultan's collections belong to which family members as clear records do not exist.

Gallery

Other media

Though never officially produced, the Mythos was prominently featured in the 1990 award-winning arcade racing game video game Test Drive III.

References

  1. ^ "Ferrari Testarossa engine code". Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  2. ^ "Specifications". howstuffworks. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  3. ^ Jay Traugot (2013-05-11). "Ferrari F50, an evolution of the Mythos". carbuzz. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2011-05-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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