Ferrari Mythos

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Ferrari Mythos
Ferrari Mythos Front.jpg
Manufacturer Ferrari
Production 3 units (including the prototype)
Model years 1989
Assembly Cambiano, Italy
Designer Pietro Camardella, Lorenzo Ramaciotti at Pininfarina
Body and chassis
Class concept car
Body style 2-door barchetta
Layout RMR layout
Related Ferrari Testarossa
Ferrari F50
Engine 4.9 L Tipo F113 B Flat-12 [1]
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,550.2 mm (100.4 in)
Length 4,335.8 mm (170.7 in)
Width 2,100.6 mm (82.7 in)
Height 1,064.3 mm (41.9 in)
Curb weight 2,756 lb (1,250 kg) [2]

The Ferrari Mythos is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive concept car based on the mechanical underpinnings of the Ferrari Testarossa. Designed by Pietro Camardella at Pininfarina and produced by Ferrari, its world premiere was at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show.


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 prototype is stored in Pininfarina style center at Cambiano (Italy).


The Mythos is powered by a 4.9 L Tipo F113 B Ferrari flat-12 engine sourced from the Ferrari Testarossa, the engine produces 390 hp (291 kW; 395 PS) at 6300 rpm and 354 N⋅m (261 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4500 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 180 mph (290 km/h).


Although not intended to be sold to the public, the current Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is known to have comissioned two, 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.


Cultural References[edit]

Though never produced in quantity, the Pininfarina Mythos was prominently featured in the 1990 Accolade video game Test Drive III.



  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. 

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