Ferrari 550s create a sea of red at the 80th Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Ferrari 550s create a sea of red at the 80th Goodwood Members’ Meeting

England in mid-April early in the morning can be a bit gloomy. Grey clouds hanging in the skies over black tar under wooden structures with metallic roofs made for a positively monotone background, once a trio of luminous rosso Ferrari 550 GTSs emerged from the shadows of their shelters at the 80th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport. It’s enough to have us all transfixed as we wake ourselves up on our morning walk around Members’ Meeting, before the hungry motorsport fans take over the place.


The story of the Ferrari 550 GTS is a curious one, given it’s a slight reach to call it a Ferrari at all. At the time of its conception in the late 1990s, Ferrari had zero interest in turning its new front-engined GT into a racer. Quite odd, given the 250 GTO that inspired its styling was first and foremost, a racer.

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