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Ferrari 575M Maranello

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Ferrari 575M Maranello
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Production 2002-2006
Class GT Car
Body Style Coupe
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Designer Pininfarina

The Ferrari 575M Maranello and 575M Superamerica is a two seat, three door, grand tourer sports car built by Ferrari. Launched in 2002, it is essentially an updated Ferrari 550 featuring minor styling changes from Pininfarina. The 575M will be replaced by the 599 GTB for the 2007 model year.

Updates from the 550 include a renewed interior, but with substantial improvements inside, including bigger brake discs, a larger and more powerful engine, a different weight distribution, refined aerodynamics and fluid-dynamics and an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspensions are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimize pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds gear shift). Two six-speed transmissions are available, a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli's semi-automatic (sequential) 'F1' gearbox. The model number refers to the engine's capacity in litres, whilst the 'M' is an abbreviation of 'modificato' or 'modified'.

For 2005, the company developed a new GTC handling package and Superamerica version (a limited run of 559 convertible variants of the coupe), along with upping the power from 515 hp (384 kW) to 540 hp (402 kW). A base-model 575M Maranello costs US$224,640.

Specifications

Engine

  • Configuration: 65° V12
  • Displacement: 5.7 L (5748 cc/350 in³)
  • Maximum power: 515 hp (384 kW) at 7,250 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 588.6 N·m (434 ft·lbf) at 5,250 rpm

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 325 km/h (202 mph)
  • 0 to 100 km/h : 4.2 s
  • 0-400 m: 12.25 s
  • 0-1,000 m: 21.9 s

All figures are for the semi-automatic gearbox.

Dimensions

  • Overall length: 4,550 mm (179.13 in)
  • Overall width: 1,930 mm (76.18 in)
  • Height: 1,280 mm (50.27 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,500 mm (98.43 in)
  • Front track: 1,632 mm (64.25 in)
  • Rear track: 1,637 mm (62.44 in)
  • Kerb weight: 1730 kg (3,815 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 105 L (27.7 US gal)

Photos

GTC handling package

The GTC package includes Ferrari's fourth ceramic composite brake system (the first 3 being featured on the Challenge Stradale, F430 and Enzo) as well as a more performance-tuned suspension system, low-restriction exhaust system, and unique 19 in wheels. The new brakes are based on the company's Formula One technology. They use 15.7 in discs with six-piston calipers in front and 14.2 in discs with four-piston calipers in the rear. The package is priced at US$23,500.

Superamerica

The Superamerica is an innovative convertible Berlinetta version of the 575M Maranello. There were only 559 built, making it one of the most exclusive cars ever built. This awkward number is following Enzo Ferrari's philosophy that there should always be one less car available than what the market is demanding. Only 170 of these machines were destined for locations within the United States. It features an electrochromic glass panel roof which rotates 180° (both are production car firsts); at the rear to lay flat over the boot. Power output is up to 540 hp, and the GTC handling package is also available making this one of the world's fastest convertible berlinetta with a top speed of 199 mph.


575 GTZ

A one-off special 575M was built by Zagato for Japanese Ferrari collector, Yoshiyuki Hayashi and announced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Designed to recall the 250GTZ and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 250 range, the GTZ was officially endorsed by Ferrari and includes Zagato's trademark double-bubble roofline and two-tone paint.


Awards

  • 2003 winner for Most Beautiful Sports Car in the World.

See Also

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