Lot 173 - 2003 Ferrari 575M F1 'Fiorano'
|Odometer reading||15,200 miles|
|Result||Sold - £101,920|
In 1996, Ferrari introduced the 550 Maranello in a bid to revive their fabled line of grand tourers and it quickly proved to be an overwhelming success. Six years later, in 2002, the 575M Maranello appeared bringing with it a host of healthy updates adding additional potency to an already incredible car. Increasing the displacement of the V12 by 250cc to 5748, resulted in 508bhp and 434lb/ft of torque, 0-60 in 4.2 seconds with an advertised top speed of 202s xmph. The front end was slightly revised with newer headlights, a redesigned air intake and front spoiler and the weight distribution was improved to 50/50. Two six-speed transmissions were available – a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli’s semi-automatic (electro-hydraulic manual) ‘F1’ gearbox. Further mechanical improvements included bigger brakes with an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspension units are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimise pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds gear shift time). Inside, the interior was modernised and refreshed to include an updated dashboard, trim, and steering wheel.
This Ferrari 575 with the optional F1 Gearbox is in stunning condition offered in Nero Daytona black with Nero hide and complementary red stitching accompanied by red carpets. It is an extremely low mileage example offered, importantly, with the desirable Fiorano Handling Pack. This 575 has been serviced at regular intervals by Maranello Ferrari, Egham, from 2003 to 2008, Meridian Milano Ferrari from 2009 to 2011, Brooklands specialists in Kent 2012 to 2016 and importantly QV in Windsor this July which included the full cambelt service. The car is described by the vendor as being in fabulous condition bodily, mechanically and electrically.
It has been extremely well maintained and comes complete with Scuderia shields and leather rear luggage shelf. Not only does the car benefit from the desirable F1 semi-automatic gearbox with paddle-shift but also has the high-flow carbon intakes increasing power by circa 30bhp. The correct and original Ferrari tool kit is present as is the handbook pack, previous invoices, old MoT test certificates, two original keys and a fitted tracker. This is a very well-priced, striking example of Ferrari's highly accomplished 575M F1 with Fiorano Handling Pack in excellent condition.
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