Five years after the introduction of the 550 Maranello, Ferrari unveiled the 575M Maranello, which offered a host of upgrades over its predecessor. The displacement of its V-12 engine was increased by 250 cubic centimetres, which brought total displacement to 5,748 cubic centimetres, hence the car’s designation of 575. This also brought about a healthy increase in horsepower and torque, giving the 575M a top speed of 202 mph, and larger brake discs were fitted to help reign in the speed when necessary. Ferrari was also able to improve weight distribution to an even 50/50, which helped to improve handling.
For the first time in a front-engined V-12 model, buyers also had the opportunity to fit their new car with Magneti Marelli’s semi-automatic, F1-style gearbox. Cosmetically, the front end was slightly revised with newer headlights, a revised air intake, and a front spoiler. Inside, the interior was modernised and refreshed with an updated dashboard, trim, and steering wheel, amongst other minor updates.
Finished in the classic colour scheme of Rosso Corsa with a Nero Leather Daytona interior, this beautiful example has covered a mere 21,000 miles from new. A fabulous modern classic and a wonderful GT to both own and drive.