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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production599
engineAluminum Alooy, 65 Degree, V12
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
fuel feedElectronic Sequential Injection
displacement5748 cc / 350.8 in³
bore89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke77 mm / 3.03 in
compression11.0:1
power402.7 kw / 540.0 bhp @ 7250 rpm
specific output93.95 bhp per litre
torque588.15 nm / 433.8 ft lbs @ 5250 rpm
front tires255/40 ZR 18
rear tires295/35 ZR 18
front brakesCross Drillled and Vented Discs w/ABS
rear brakesCross Drillled and Vented Discs w/ABS
front wheelsF 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18 x 10.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDoublw Wishbones w/Coiil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDoublw Wishbones w/Coiil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track1632 mm / 64.3 in
rear track1586 mm / 62.4 in
length4550 mm / 179.1 in
width1935 mm / 76.2 in
height1277 mm / 50.3 in
transmission6-Speed Manual w/Paddle Shifting
top speed~320 kph / 198.8 mph