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Ferrari 575M Maranello

2005 575M Maranello
Ferrari 575M Maranello
Manufacturer: Ferrari
Class: front-engined coupe
Production: 2002 — 2005
Predecessor: Ferrari 550
Successor: Ferrari 600 Imola
Body styles: Coupe
Engines: 5.7 L V12
Coupe
Production: 2004
Body styles: Coupe
Superamerica
Production: 2005
Body styles: Convertible
Engines: 540 hp 5.7 L V12
Ferrari 575 Maranello at Wheels Of Italy


The Ferrari 575M Maranello is a two seat, two door, grand tourer car built by Ferrari. Launched in 2002, it is essentially an updated Ferrari 550 featuring minor styling changes from Pininfarina and a renewed interior, but with substantial improvements inside, including bigger brake discs, a larger and more powerful engine, a different weight distribution, refined aerodynamics and fluid-dynamics and an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspensions are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimize pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds gear shift). Two six-speed transmissions are available, a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli's semi-automatic (sequential) 'F1' gearbox. The model number refers to the engine's capacity in litres, whilst the 'M' is an abbreviation of 'modificato' or 'modified'.

For 2005, the company developed a new GTC handling package and Superamerica version (a limited run of 559 convertible variants of the coupe), along with upping the power from 515 hp (384 kW) to 540 hp (402 kW). A base-model 575M Maranello costs US$ 224,640. The 575M will be replaced by the 6.0 L Ferrari 600 Imola in 2006.


Specifications

Engine

  • Configuration: 65° V12
  • Displacement: 5.7 L (5748 cc/350 in³)
  • Maximum power: 515 hp (384 kW) at 7,250 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 588.6 N·m (434 ft·lbf) at 5,250 rpm

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 202 mph (325 km/h)
  • 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph): 4.2 s
  • 0-400 m: 12.25 s
  • 0-1,000 m: 21.9 s

All figures are for the semi-automatic gearbox.

Dimensions

  • Overall length: 4,550 mm (179.13 in)
  • Overall width: 1,930 mm (76.18 in)
  • Height: 1,280 mm (50.27 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,500 mm (98.43 in)
  • Front track: 1,632 mm (64.25 in)
  • Rear track: 1,637 mm (62.44 in)
  • Kerb weight: 1730 kg (3,815 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 105 L (27.7 US gal)

GTC handling package

The GTC package includes Ferrari's third ceramic composite brake system (the first two being featured on the F430 and Enzo) as well as a more performance-tuned suspension system, low-restriction exhaust system, and unique 19 in wheels. The new brakes are based on the company's Formula 1 technology. They use 15.7 in discs with six-piston calipers in front and 14.2 in discs with four-piston calipers in the rear. The package is priced at US$23,500.

Superamerica

Ferrari 575 Superamerica in Melbourne, Australia
Ferrari 575 Superamerica Hood

The Ferrari 575 M Superamerica was an innovative convertible version of the 575 M Maranello; it featured an electrochromic glass panel roof which rotated 180° (both are production car firsts) at the rear to lay flat over the boot. The Superamerica used the higher-output tune of the V-12 engine, rated at 540hp and Ferrari marketed it as one of the world's fastest convertibles, with a top speed of 199mi/h. The GTC handling package was optional.

A total of 559 Superamericas were built; this awkward number followed Enzo Ferrari's philosophy that there should always be one fewer car available than what the market is demanding.

575 GTZ

A one-off special 575 M was built by Zagato for Japanese Ferrari collector, Yoshiyuki Hayashi and announced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Designed to recall the 250 GTZ (or 250 GT Zagato) and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 250 range, the GTZ was officially endorsed by Ferrari and includes Zagato's trademark double-bubble roofline and two-tone paint.

Motorsports

In 2003, Ferrari announced the sale of several 575 M-based racing cars, known as the 575-GTC (not to be confused with the 575 M GTC Handling Package). Following the success of Prodrive in running the Ferrari 550, Ferrari wished to offer their own racing car to customers. Used primarily in the FIA GT Championship, the 575-GTCs managed to take a lone win in their first season, followed by another lone win in 2004. Unfortunately the 575-GTCs were not as capable as the Prodrive-built 550-GTSs, and would fall from use by the end of 2005.


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