2005 Ferrari 575Superamerica
Year of manufacture2005
Ferrari revealed the final version of the front-engine 575M in 2005, itself an extension of the 550 Maranello that debuted nine years earlier. Commemorating the manufacturer’s 50th anniversary of selling cars in the U.S., the new model was dubbed simply the Superamerica, evoking the name used on the vintage 340 America and 410 Superamerica models.
The most intriguing feature of the new Superamerica was its unique convertible design, which consisted of an unusual rear-hinged glass roof that rotated 180-degrees to an open position, lying flush with the rear deck lid. Patented by Pininfarina designer Leonardo Fioravanti, the so-called Revochromico roof was punctuated with the use of new adjustable-tint technology.
Driven sparingly, this Superamerica is desirably optioned and is a superb example of the premium modern Ferrari. This example, chassis 145711, was finished in an elegant color combination of Argento Nürburgring over a Cuoio leather interior. It is believed to be one of relatively few Superamerica examples that were equipped with the Fiorano Handling Package, a desirable group of performance options that included a re-mapped suspension featuring lowered, stiffer springs, adjusted camber and toe, and a stabilizer bar; upgraded brake pads; and a more performance-oriented power-steering governing chip. The car was also equipped with red-painted brake calipers, Scuderia Ferrari fender shields, monochromatic Daytona-style seats with Grigio Chiaro stitching, rear wall leather upholstery in matching Cuoio, a yellow-faced tachometer, a premium audio system with six-CD changer, and the F1 paddle-shift transmission.
This Superamerica appears to have lived a pampered life, accruing very little mileage while receiving meticulous care. The recipient of a full cosmetic detailing, this exquisite Superamerica now shows less than 3,500 miles and is in exceptional condition throughout. It is one of only 559 examples built worldwide and one of only 170 examples designated for the U.S. market during its one-year availability, presenting an exciting opportunity to acquire a modern-day and extremely exclusive Ferrari.
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