13/07/2012 Editor’s Choice: Ferrari 575 Superamerica F1
What’s this, a Ferrari for sale at one of London’s leading Aston Martin specialists? Well, cars are traded daily, and this one is something very special: one of just 559 cars built, it’s a 2005 Ferrari Superamerica F1 with GTC handling pack.
Like the Aperta 599 GTB, Ferrari made the last-ever 575 Maranello a convertible, packing it with every conceivable extra and luxurious appointment. It was a throw-back to the super-exclusive days of the 50s and 60s.
In addition, power was increased by 25bhp (to 540bhp) and at the time it was the fastest convertible in the world, topping out at 199mph. The GTC handling pack and F1, semi-automatic gearbox endow what might have become a cruising boulevardier with handling and performance of the highest order.
The Superamerica’s party trick is its revolving glass roof made of patented 'Revocromico' material that can be ‘darkened’ or ‘made clear’ at the twist of a control.
This RHD example is finished in Grigio Silverstone with Crema interior and has covered just 19,000 miles since October 2005. Note, please, that the number plate is not included in the sale.