2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello (Pininfarina)
chassis no ZFFBT55B00127063 - engine no. 65174
- Pratically brand-new.
- Exceptional body condition.
- Only 687 kilometers.
- Perfect interior, still with some delivery protections.
The 575M Maranello was unveiled together with the debut of the Formula 1 car for the 2002 season, the F1 2002, and then presented in the same year at the Geneva Motor Show as an evolution of the glorious 550 Maranello. The 575M Maranello, whose M means “modificato” and 575 indicates the displacement, continues the range of the 12 cylinders cars from the Italian factory of the 2000s with several innovations and technical peculiarities. The 575M Maranello will remain on the price list until 2006 with the arrival of the 599 GTB Fiorano; from the 575 also derives the racing version 575 GTC, which brings back a 12-cylinder GT by Ferrari on the tracks. The 575 differs from the previous 550 for the different front grille, smaller air intakes, and a different front spoiler, the front lights are now the same colour as the body with the eyelids in grey, while the five spoked rims have a new design. The big propeller grow up from 5.5 to 5.7 litres remaining faithful to the V12 scheme, but is modified and revised through multiple interventions, in particular: increase in displacement, increase in the compression ratio, new intake fluid dynamics and general interventions to improve efficiency and powertrain management, bringing the power to 515 hp at 7,250 rpm compared to the 485 hp of the 550 Maranello. The scheme used for mechanics and transmission is the transaxle one, adopted to optimize weight distribution, with 50-50 distribution between the axles, thanks to the gearbox in block with the rear differential. The gearbox is the F1 version with electro-hydraulic control of Formula 1 derivation, with 6-speed and paddles on the steering wheel and with two shift modes selectable through the console control: a sports gearshift (Sport), and a smoother gearshift meant for Comfort. The chassis inherited the adaptive suspensions from the supercar Enzo, with an independent damper control system that regulates every single suspension. Even this with two modes selectable by the driver: Sport, with an optimized calibration for a sporting use and Comfort, an optimized calibration to absorb of the roughness of the ground. The interior of the 575M Maranello has been completely revised, with the rev counter in the central position, new seats with six electric adjustments, new steering wheel and door panels; the dashboard and the tunnel have been redesigned. Performance is exciting with 325 km/h top speed and shooting 0-100 Km/h in just 4.2”. The 575M was also chosen by the Ferrari racing driver Michael Schumacher who opted for a red-colored model with a custom-designed carbon cockpit with a roll-bar. While the Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo gave to the technical director Ross Brawn, winning the 2001 Formula 1 world championship, a grey 575 M, right-hand drive, red interiors and personalized plate.
The Ferrari 575M Maranello chassis no.ZFFBT55B00127063 is in an exceptional state, given the few kilometers, 687 km to be precise. The car is in the hands of the second owner, the first being the “Motor” Ferrari dealer in Modena; that’s why the plate of the Emilian city. In some spots the car still has the original factory cellophane to protect the interior, it is supplied with original tools and original Ferrari documentation, with service book. The original leather shows no signs of wear or the slightest scratch in the blue shade. This car, with its powerful engine is able to give emotions at the wheel, with a unique sound given by the 12 cylinders under the hood. The conditions are incredible, it's just like a new car, to be enjoyed down the favourite roads. Investment vehicle, for the few km.
State of the Art
Preserved, in excellent condition.
- Leonardo Acerbi, Tutto Ferrari, Giorgio Nada Editore, Milano 2015.
- Beehl Nathan, The Ferrari 550 and 575 Road and Race Legends, Fiorano, UK 2019.
Registration and Italian plates in order