• One of only 599 examples built
• One of one finished in Verde British Green
• Unique Revocromico rotating hardtop with electrochromic glass
• Factory luggage, books and records
PLEASE NOTE: This car does not have fitted luggage but retains its original factory tools in leather bound cases, as depicted in the photos.
Assembly No: 61093
5.75 litre 65-degree DOHC 48-valve V-12 engine rated at 540 HP, electro-hydraulic F1-style six-speed transmission, independent front and rear suspension with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers with adaptive damping and anti-roll bars, front and rear disc brakes; wheelbase: 98.4"
Few names in automotive history are more synonymous with style, speed, and performance than Ferrari. From the very beginning, Enzo Ferrari built his reputation on dominance at the racetrack, and with a record 16 Formula One World Constructors Championships, no other manufacturer comes close. However, Enzo quickly realized that he would need to build profitable sports cars in order to fund his ambitious racing efforts. Over the years, Ferrari has produced some of the most iconic and legendary sports cars of all time. From the Ferrari 250 GTO to the later Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Enzo was responsible for some of the fastest and most beautiful sports cars ever built. Moreover, Ferrari was always most closely associated with its legendary V12 engines. Smooth, powerful, and with a very distinctive wail, the V12 was considered the heart of any proper Ferrari.
Throughout the postwar period, Ferrari continually pushed the limit by producing innovative designs and incorporating the latest technology, a tradition that continues today. In 1973, Ferrari abandoned the front-engine V12 and concentrated solely on mid-engine designs with the introduction of the 365 GT4 'Boxer' which incorporated a new flat 12-cylinder engine much like that in their Formula One race car of the period. It would be another 23 years before the traditional front-engine V12 would return to the delight of purists and the Ferrari faithful with the introduction of the Ferrari 550 Maranello in 1996. From the onset, the 550 was designed as a traditional, front-engined tourer and represented a return to Ferrari's roots. Following its success, an updated and more powerful version called the 575M Maranello was produced from 2002 to 2006.
In 2005, Ferrari decided to offer a very limited production convertible variant of the 575M called the 575 Superamerica. Designed by the legendary coachbuilder Pininfarina, the Superamerica was unveiled to celebrate Ferrari's 50th year in North America, and its name harkened back to a line of very special V12 powered models produced beginning in the mid-1950s. With a higher output V12 producing 540 horsepower, the Superamerica was proclaimed the world’s fastest convertible with a top speed of nearly 200 mph.
One of the more interesting and unique features of the Superamerica is its innovative Revochromico rotating hardtop with electrochromic glass that was the first of its kind in a production based car. When in its closed position, the opacity of the glass roof can be manually adjusted via a dial in the cabin, turning the glass from fully transparent to almost completely opaque by only allowing in one percent of available light. With the touch of a button, the roof rotates back to its open position flush with the boot lid allowing for an open air experience yet leaving the rear window to function as a wind deflector.
Offered here is one of only 170 examples originally destined for the U.S. market, and it is the only one built in the beautiful shade of Verde British Green. The car was manufactured in July of 2005, and it was sold new through Miller Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut. Superamerica production was sold out even before the first cars were delivered, but the current owner, who has an extensive Ferrari collection, was able to acquire this unique example through Penske Ferrari in Scottsdale. The car is still in excellent original condition with careful low mileage and no paint work, and it presents as new. The interior is finished in cream with Bordeaux piping and features the optional Daytona style seats for a look that is pure elegance. The car also features many additional factory options such as the famous Scuderia shields on the front fenders and yellow painted front brake calipers. This Superamerica has been fastidiously maintained by the owner at the local Ferrari dealership, and all factory service is up-to-date and has been performed on schedule and as specified by the manufacturer. Additionally, it also retains its original fitted luggage and factory tools as well as other as delivered accessories.
In short, Ferraris in the modern era are one of the few marques that are instant collectibles as soon as they are delivered from the factory. Exceedingly fast, uncompromisingly built, and ultra rare, Ferraris are and always have been the absolute pinnacle of beauty and performance. Offered from a large and respected private collection, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a very unique example of one of the most desirable Ferraris of the modern era. Simply stated - the 575 Superamerica represents the modern, open-top V12 Ferrari at its best.
2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica
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