2005 Ferrari 575M Super America


2005 Ferrari 575M Super America

Unviled at the LA and Detroit Auto Shows in 2003, the Superamerica is a targa version of then current 575M. It’s also the first Ferrari to feature a motorized and folding hard top. The name Superamerica extends back into the Ferrari’s history as a name that was given to most exclusive, and powerful luxury models.

Derived from the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica is available with either an F1-style or manual gearbox. Its big 12-cylinder engine has been boosted to deliver 540 hp too. The new car can also be fitted with the GTC Handling package which offers Ferrari’s very latest high-tech features including carbon ceramic brakes.
Designed by Fioravanti, the flip-top roof is made of translucent materials which adjust to vary the amount of light coming into the cockpit. Called Revocromico by Ferrari, the system has five tint levels available and the glass can go from dark to light in under a minute. As the frame for the glass is made from carbon fibre, the Super America can reach very high speeds with the top in the up, or reclined position.

Designed by Fioravanti, the flip-top roof is made of translucent materials which adjust to vary the amount of light coming into the cockpit. Called Revocromico by Ferrari, the system has five tint levels available and the glass can go from dark to light in under a minute. As the frame for the glass is made from carbon fibre, the Super America can reach very high speeds with the top in the up, or reclined position.

Production figures will be limited to anywhere from 300 to 500 units.

Story by Richard Owen

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production 599
engine Aluminum Alooy, 65 Degree, V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Sequential Injection
displacement 5748 cc / 350.8 in³
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 77 mm / 3.03 in
compression 11.0:1
power 402.7 kw / 540.0 bhp @ 7250 rpm
specific output 93.95 bhp per litre
torque 588.15 nm / 433.8 ft lbs @ 5250 rpm
front tires 255/40 ZR 18
rear tires 295/35 ZR 18
front brakes Cross Drillled and Vented Discs w/ABS
rear brakes Cross Drillled and Vented Discs w/ABS
front wheels F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18 x 10.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Doublw Wishbones w/Coiil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Doublw Wishbones w/Coiil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase 2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track 1632 mm / 64.3 in
rear track 1586 mm / 62.4 in
length 4550 mm / 179.1 in
width 1935 mm / 76.2 in
height 1277 mm / 50.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual w/Paddle Shifting
top speed ~320 kph / 198.8 mph