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.
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.
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.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|released at||2010 Villa d’Este|
|built at||Maranello, Italy|
|predeccesor||2005 Ferrari 575M Super America|
|engine||Tipo F133F 65° V12|
|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|
|power||493 kw / 661.1 bhp @ 8250 rpm|
|specific output||110.2 bhp per litre|
|torque||620 nm / 457.3 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm|
|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|
|fuel capacity||105 litres or 27.72 gal.|
|designers||Frank Stephenson (body)|