2002 Ferrari 575

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2002
  • Mileage 
    43 000 mi / 69 202 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFBT55C000130090
  • Engine number 
    70798
  • Lot number 
    429
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

In 2002Ferrari introduced the 575MMaranello, as an evolution ofthe highly regarded 550 which revived the legacy of the front-engined V12 Ferrari GT carThe 575M Maranello had a host of updates to make an incredible car even more potentThe increaseddisplacement of 5748cc produced morepower and torque, giving the 575M a top speed of 202 mphFabulous, right-hand drive UK-supplied 575M F1 in Argento Silver with a dark blue hide interiorOn offer from a diligent privateer vendor who bought the car in 2002 from, and subsequently had it serviced by, one of the UK's foremost Ferrari specialistsIn 1996, Ferrari introduced the 550 Maranello in a bid to revive their fabled line of grand tourers, and the model quickly proved to be an overwhelming success. Six years later, in 2002, the 575M Maranello appeared bringing with it a host of healthy updates adding additional potency to an already incredible car. Increasing the displacement of the V-12 by 250 cubic centimetres to 5748cc, resulted in 508bhp and 434lb/ft of torque, 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and an advertised top speed of 202 mph.The front end was slightly revised with newer headlights, a redesigned air intake and front spoiler, and the weight distribution was improved to 50/50. Two six-speed transmissions were available a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marellis semi-automatic (electro-hydraulic manual) F1 gearbox. Further mechanical improvements included bigger brakes and an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspension units are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimise pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds gear shift time). Inside, the interior was modernised and refreshed with an updated dashboard, trim, and steering wheel.The car presented here is a UK-supplied RHD 2002 Ferrari 575M, which wasfirst registered on the 14th November 2002, finished in the sophisticated colourcombination of Argento Silver with a dark blue hide interior. Our privateer vendor bought the car back in 2010, having been looking for thebest 575he could find, and ended the search at renowned Ferrari specialists DK Engineering. He subsequently returned the car to them regularly for servicing and maintenance as required. This very healthy example, with a conservativemileage for a GT car of just 43,000 miles, drives and performs as well as youd expect, being fastidiously cared for and stored by its previous owners.The 550 and 575 are considered modern-classics, occupying a unique space where old-world Ferrari V12s meets the new and, if anything, demand for these special Ferraris seems to be increasing.