Ferrari is a brand built on front-engine V-12 touring cars. But a few decades ago, its mid-engine V-8 sports cars became the Prancing Horse’s real money makers, and now it’s make-or-break every time a new one debuts. This was especially true in 1999, when it came time to replace the F355. The car had been well loved, the best-selling Ferrari of all time at that point, and a hit with the automotive press as well. But the F355 was based on the 348, and a design dating back to 1989, and it was getting a little long in the tooth.