This is a 2005 Ferrari 575 M SuperAmerica finished in a stunning shade of ‘Rosso Rubino’ & it’s quite a special car. It’s now the second example we’ve posted & only 559 were built!
The first 575 M SuperAmerica example we posted was just a few weeks ago and it was a ‘Grigio Silverstone’ example over ‘Bordeaux’ red leather and we discussed mostly the history of the 575 model rather than the 575 SuperAmerica itself. Today, while displaying this beautiful example shown here, we’re going to talk more about what makes this model so unique and respected. The 575 SuperAmerica is of course a limited production variant being that only 559 units were made, a number that follows original founder Enzo Ferrari’s philosophy of always producing one fewer car than what the market demanded. In contrast, the standard 575 M was produced in about 2,056 units. Of the 559 total 575M SuperAmerica examples produced, only 43 of those cars were equipped with a manual
transmission. For reference, the 575M was already a fantastic car when Ferrari introduced the model as a replacement to the 550M in 2002, but with the SuperAmerica now comes a glass roof panel which rotates backward to allow for either a convertible, open look or a hard-tip coupe appearance. Mechanically, by fitting the car with a new exhaust system & increasing the flow rate of the intake tracts, the 575M SuperAmerica produces 532hp
thanks to the same 5.7 L Tipo F133E/G V12 found in the 575M coupe, which only produces 508hp for that model. Ferrari does say however that the SuperAmerica weighs in around 30lbs heavier than the original coupe variant. Ferrari marketed this vehicle as the ‘fastest convertible in the world’ at the time of it’s debut, with a top speed near 199mph. As I’ve said before on our previous 575M SuperAmerica post, I truthfully believe this is the next Ferrari model just waiting for it’s day to skyrocket in value. Following the history of previous limited-production or special-edition Ferrari models, this car should sit nicely above the $1,000,000 one day, in my own opinion.
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