On 12 August 2004, the prototype of the Ferrari 575 Superamerica was shown to a specially selected group of clients in a private viewing at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Superamerica is a stunning limited-series V12 convertible derived from the 575M Maranello coupe. Changes to the exhaust system, cylinder head inlets and manifolds gives the car a 25hp boost over the coupe, delivering a remarkable 540hp. At the time, the 575 Superamerica was the world’s fastest convertible with a top speed of 199mph. Its most striking feature is the unique ‘Revocromico’ roof, so called to describe the combination of its rotating movement and the electrochromic technology built into the carbonfibre-structured top.
The latter technology allows occupants to alter the tint of the roof using a dial in the centre console.
This particular Ferrari 575 Superamerica is finished in striking Argento Nurburgring paintwork with Beige hide and Black carpets. The standard 19-inch modular wheels cover the huge carbon ceramic brakes. The factory specification of this 575 Superamerica also includes Scuderia wing shields, the rear wall upholstery in Beige leather & high-power Hi-Fi. Its luxurious cabin includes climate control and fully electric seats with memory function for the driver’s side. Most significantly this Ferrari 575 Superamerica has covered just 10,300 km from new. It remains in superb condition and would make a fine addition to any serious Ferrari collection. The car retains all of its original accessories, including a leather owner’s pouch with books and guides. The boot contains the original toolkit in its tan leather case & tyre inflator. Ferrari’s 550 and 575 were the company’s first two-seat Grand Tourers for more than 20 years - since 365 GTB/4 Daytona production wound up in 1973. They are now rightly regarded as wonderful modern classic Ferraris, combining beautiful styling and superb performance with sumptuous cabins. The 575 Superamerica is an even more sign
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