2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45


2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45
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2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45

For the 2011 Villa d’Este Concours, Ferrari will officially present their latest custom car to come from the personalization program. Called the Super America 45, it was built for collector Peter Kalikow have cues from the original 410 and 400 Superamericas of the 1950s.

Press Release

Maranello, 19 May 2011 – New York collector and Ferrari enthusiast Peter Kalikow visited the factory to take delivery of his Special Projects Ferrari Superamerica 45, a unique one-off model. Styled internally by Ferrari Design and engineered and built in-house, the car was specified by Mr Kalikow to celebrate 45 years since he first became a Ferrari client and will make its public debut on the 20th of May at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza.

The design is bespoke, featuring a carbon-fibre rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen. The boot is entirely new to house the roof when open, and is now in carbon-fibre with a design optimised to reduce drag and increase rear downforce.

2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45
consegna direttaSP10 super america45 18-05-2011 ph.luca toni/lapresse 2011© Ferrari S.p.A.

The rear buttresses are body-coloured, integral with the rear wheelarches, and incorporate rear quarterlights. The side view is further distinguished by double air vents on the front wing. The Ferrari Superamerica 45 also features a specific chromed front grille and special burnished aluminium A-pillars, wing mirrors and door handles.

The Superamerica 45 is finished in an exclusive Blu Antille, a colour that matches another important car in the client’s collection – a 1961 400 Superamerica cabriolet nr. 2331SA. The wheels are body-coloured with a contrasting diamond finish to the spokes. The roof and other carbon-fibre elements of the bodywork – front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser – are in a special contrasting darker blue, a theme that is carried over to the cockpit which features dark blue carbon-fibre dash trim and driver zone.

The interior is another area of exquisite personalisation, with a carefully selected combination of Cuoio leather trim and Blu Scuro carbon fibre details and a latest-generation touch-screen infotainment system.

2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45
consegna direttaSP10 super america45 18-05-2011 ph.luca toni/lapresse 2011© Ferrari S.p.A.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type One Of
released at 2010 Villa d’Este
built at Maranello, Italy
coachbuilder Pininfarina
predeccesor 2005 Ferrari 575M Super America
engine Tipo F133F 65° V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum Block & Cylinder Head
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement 5999 cc / 366.1 in³
bore 91.95 mm / 3.6 in
stroke 75.18 mm / 2.96 in
compression 11.2:1
power 493 kw / 661.1 bhp @ 8250 rpm
specific output 110.2 bhp per litre
torque 620 nm / 457.3 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm
redline 8400
body / frame Aluminum Space Frame
driven wheels RWD w/F1-Trac Stability Control
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 245/35 ZR20
rear tires 305/35 ZR20
front brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs
f brake size 36 x 398 mm / 1.4 x 15.7 in
rear brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs
r brake size 32 x 360 mm / 1.3 x 14.2 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 29.2 cm / 20 x 11.5 in
steering Rack & Pinoin w/Variable Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/SCM2 Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/SCM2 Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission F1 6–Speed Automatic
gear ratios 3.15:1, 2.18:1, 1.57:1, 1.19:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1
final drive 4.18:1
fuel capacity 105 litres or 27.72 gal.
designers Frank Stephenson (body)