Presented by Mecum Auctions – Offered with highly desirable Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification and all accompanying accessories, this 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica has been driven just 1,344 miles, with a major service having been performed on July 7, 2014, at 1,070 miles. The Superamerica designation has traditionally been reserved for Ferrari’s most elite luxury grand-touring machines that capitalized on extensive development in previous models. The 575 Superamerica is no exception to this tradition; indeed, thanks to the exponential pace of improvements in technology through the first years of the 21st century, the 2005 iteration represents the richest expression of the Superamerica concept.
To fully appreciate that, consider that the 575 Superamerica came just 10 years after the front-engine V-12-powered 550 Maranello took over the hallowed position of company flagship after 22 years spanning the midengined flat-12 Berlinetta Boxers and Testarossas. In that brief period, Ferrari developed a dizzying array of Formula 1-derived technologies in engines, transmissions, suspension and braking that drove previously inconceivable advances in their road cars. The evolution from the 550 and 575M Maranello Berlinettas to 575 Superamerica hardtop convertible perfectly illustrates this phenomenon. Power output climbed from the 550’s 485 HP to 512 HP in the 575, which also benefited from larger carbon-ceramic brakes, improved aerodynamics and adaptive self-adjusting suspension.
Having earned its lofty title with a boost to 533 HP and the use of Ferrari’s outstanding F1 gearbox and integrated limited-slip differential, the Superamerica reprised the famous limited-production luxury Ferraris of the past, its most fascinating feature being the inspired Revocromico electrochromic roof panel, the first in a production automobile, which rotated 180 degrees from its closed position to flip back into a depression in the rear deck, with no intrusion into the available luggage space. When closed, the Revocromico’s transparency can be adjusted through five levels from almost clear to very dark blue, simply by turning a knob on the center console. This extremely low-mileage 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica showcases all these features in a beautiful pairing of Rosso Corsa paint and a sumptuous tan leather interior of unrivaled quality and workmanship.
This vehicle will be auctioned off at Mecum Auctions’ Glendale 2021 event (March 18-20).