The Ferrari 575 Superamerica

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Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 575 Superamerica

Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Key Details

Ferrari 575 SuperamericaDetail
Launched: 2005
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 397 kW (540 hp) at 7250 rpm
Torque: 588 Nm (60 kgm) at 5250 rpm
Top Speed: 198 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.25 secs
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 575 Superamerica

575 SUPERAMERICA – THE FLEXIBLE GRAND TOURER

We already know what makes the 575M Maranello so special, so let’s dive right in with what sets the Superamerica apart. Starting with the 575M as the base of this recipe, Ferrari then added some special ingredients to spice things up. All told, only 559 Superamericas were sold, making this special concoction a rare treat for the dedicated enthusiast.

The most notable feature on the Superamerica is the trick electrochromic glass roof featuring not one but two industry firsts. Called Revocromico by Ferrari, this roof allowed the driver to choose the level of tint to match his or her mood, ranging from nearly opaque to crystal clear. Simply rotate a knob on the centre console to choose from 5 different settings. That’s not the only ground-breaking feature built into this roof, however. Unlatch it from the windscreen and hit a switch, and 10 seconds later the whole contraption has rotated 180 degrees on an axis situated just behind your head, situating itself right over the boot lid. It beggars belief that such an elegantly simple solution to the convertible problem had never been implemented on a production car before this. And because the roof sits on top of the boot, there is no dent taken out of the cargo space.

So now that we know about the Superamerica fantastic party trick, what’s it got under the bonnet? Not one to leave well enough alone, Ferrari decided to kick things up a notch with a tuned version of the 575M’s V12, producing an extra 40 bhp, for a grand total of 540. A choice of either a 6-speed manual or F1-style automatic was given to Superamerica buyers, although only 7 percent chose the former. With a top speed of approximately 198 mph, the Superamerica could proudly claim the title of world’s fastest convertible, a fact Ferrari was quick to point out in its marketing materials at the time.

To keep everything stable after destabilizing the roof, added bracing was given to various areas such as the transaxle, side sills, and rear bulkhead. Buttressing was added to the rear of the car as well. All of this added kit resulted in a 90 kg weight penalty compared to the basic 575M, enough to offset any gains from the bump in power. The GTC handling package, consisting of upgraded brakes, wheels, exhaust, and a firmer suspension, was optional on the Superamerica.

Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h4.25 sec 4.20 sec F1 gearbox
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed320 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement5748 cm3
Max. power output*397 kW (540 hp) at 7250 rpm
Max. torque*588 Nm (60 kgm) at 5250 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4550 mm
Width1935 mm
Height1277 mm
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel Consumption21,8 l/100 km
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Registry & Videos

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