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Taking a Ferrari 348 and making it stanced perfection

Published Wed, Mar 23, 2022 4:00 PM

Stanced supercars are almost becoming the norm nowadays. A few years ago, a Lambo or Ferrari or air would’ve been a proper show stopper, but today, it’s almost expected. Classis supercars, though, are still very much in the shadows when it comes to modifying, but Arianna’s stunning Ferrari 348 shows that with a bit of thought, they can still drop jaws at 100m. 

WHO?

30-year-old Arianna is not your typical classic Ferrari owner. She doesn’t own a flat cap (that we know of), doesn’t spend her weekends tinkering with carbs to get things “just right”, and owns many, many pairs of high heels. She does live in Italy though, and has, over the past 8 years, built probably the coolest-looking 348 we’ve ever seen. 

WHAT?

The Ferrari 348 is one of the less-loved products to emerge from the famed factory in Maranello. But we’re not quite sure why. Because, actually, it’s a beautiful car, and has definitely aged fantastically. It may not have the kudos of its little brother, the 355, or its predecessor, the 328, but it is a proper Ferrari. 
 
What do we mean by that though? Well, its normally aspirated 3.4 V8 is mid-mounted, and it has an actual manual gearbox. Remember them? Standard the 348 will kick out just shy of 300bhp, propelling it to 60mph in 6 seconds. It may not be super-fast now, but back in the early 90s when it was released, it was pretty epic. And it makes one hell of a noise. 
 
Arianna’s example is pretty factory, fi we’re honest, but with a few subtle performance touches. Those wheels, for instance, are completely bespoke, built to mirror the 348’s original hoops, but designed to fill the arches properly. It’s lowered, mildly, but enough to accentuate those reach arches. Hips don’t lie baby! 
 
Perhaps most importantly, it’s super clean. Like, you could eat your dinner off it. It still gets used to, in the mountains around her home, although with one child already and another on the way, her daily Tesla ventures out of the garage a little more than this. 
 
Since she bought it at just 22 years old, Arianna has created what may well be the world’s best 348. And that’s a pretty cool thing. 

HOW?

For years, the 348 was one of the cheaper Ferraris you could pick up. That’s not saying much obviously, but people have finally cottoned on to how good they actually are, and prices are rapidly increasing. Nowadays, you won’t pay any less than £50k for one, and you’ll need to stump up closer to £70k for a good one. 

WHERE?

Arianna’s car was shot by Mike Crawat-one of Europe’s foremost photographers of incredible cars. You can check out his work over at mikecrawat.com. You can follow her Instagram at @camber_ary.

SPECS

Engine: 3.4 32-valve V8, 296bhp 
Drivetrain: 5-speed manual 
Chassis: Modified suspension 
Wheels: Unique 348 style wheels 
Exterior: Standard Rosso Corsa  
Interior: Standard, black nappa leather