In terms of looks, the 550 Barchetta could be summed up as a simple Ferrari 550 Maranello with the roof cut off. But fortunately the manoeuvre is more subtle. The windscreen is 10 cm lower and has a very distinctive style, with a black upper section and two body-coloured half pillars. The spider concept revives the tradition of sports cars of years gone by, in which the thrill of speed was heightened tenfold by the exhilaration of the open air. In this spirit, the Ferrari 550 Pininfarina offers only a simple manual canvas roof in case of an unexpected downpour. This solution is designed to compensate for the added weight of the numerous structural reinforcements. The Pininfarina 550 Barchetta is also distinguished by the in-house emblems on the front wings, two-piece light-alloy wheels and a special fuel filler cap.