2005 575 Super America Ferrari
Engine: 5,748 cc 65-degree V-12
Transmission: Six-speed electro-hydraulic F-1
Power Output: 540 HP
Wheelbase: 98.4 in
About our 2005 575 Super America Ferrari
This 2005 575 Superamerica is finished in Rosso Fiorano over a Crema leather interior and is in excellent condition. This car can make anyone look fantastic.
History of the 2005 575 Super America Ferrari
When Ferrari reintroduced the two-place, front-engined grand touring cars into their lineup in 1996 with the 550 Maranello as the spiritual successor to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, it was evident that there would also be demand for a convertible version of the car, just like the Daytona Spider before it. The car that followed was the 550 Barchetta, which was identical in every way to the 550 Maranello but was intended to be a pure roadster, harkening back to some of Ferrari’s earliest models. Even though customers were thrilled with their 550 Barchettas, many felt limited by the car’s lack of a conventional convertible top, and they would only use their cars for quick out-and-back jaunts in the summertime. Looking to provide a solution to this for the convertible variant of the 575M Maranello, Ferrari devised a brand-new convertible-top system that would provide all the freedom of a convertible with the security of a coupe, in an effort to give customers the best of both worlds.
The most interesting aspect of the 575 Superamerica was its Revocromico rotating hardtop. This hardtop was constructed using a carbon fiber frame that had been integrated with electrochromic glass, and it was the first of its kind ever fitted to a production car. When the top was closed, the opacity of the glass in the roof could be adjusted via a dial in the cabin. The driver and passenger could experience the full brightness of a conventional sunroof at its lightest setting or 1% of available light at its darkest. Furthermore, the Superamerica could be transformed into a convertible at just a press of a button, with the roof rotating back to rest flush with the boot lid in just 10 seconds, leaving the rear window in place to function as a wind deflector. Of course, this did not obstruct luggage capacity, and the Superamerica’s boot could swallow up more than enough luggage for two on a weekend getaway with the top up or down.