In 1996 Ferrari introduced the 550 Maranello in a bid to revive their fabled line of grand tourers, and the 550 quickly proved to be an overwhelming success. Six years later, in 2002, they introduced the 575M Maranello, which brought about a host of healthy updates to make an incredible car even more potent. Increasing the displacement of the V-12 by 250 cubic centimeters, resulting in a total of 5,748 cubic centimeters and brought a healthy increase in power and torque, giving the 575M a top speed of 202 mph. The front end was slightly revised with newer headlights, a revised air intake and front spoiler, and the weight distribution was improved to 50/50. Buyers also had the opportunity to outfit their new car with an F1-style gearbox, which proved to be a very popular option. To help rein in the increased performance, the 575M was also fitted with larger brake discs. Inside, the interior was modernised and refreshed with an updated dashboard, trim, and steering wheel, amongst other minor updates.
This beautiful example, finished in Argento Nurburgring with a contrasting Crema and Beige hide interior, and Nuovo Cuaoio carpets, really is in excellent condition in all respects, having covered a mere 16,300 miles from new.
When supplied this 575 was supplied with the essential Fiorano handling package, which is a must for all 575 owners. In the words of Evo Magazine, “Don’t buy a 575 without it”. Other upgrades included red brake calipers, and a leather headlining, all in all adding up to a very special package.
575 Maranellos are amongst the very best of modern Ferraris, a fantastic all round GT car with a front mounted V12 in the spirit of the iconic 275s and Daytonas’ of the 1960s and 70s. Offered with Full Service History and the relevant book packs and leather wallet, this must surely rank as one of the best on offer today.