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A Beautiful Font-Engined Ferrari
The Ferrari 575M Maranello is one of those cars that will catch your eyes. It will keep you thinking about it long after it passes you buy. If you don’t want to let it out of your sight, then you should buy one. Right now, there’s a 2004 Ferrari 575M Maranello for sale on Bring A Trailer.
About the Ferrari 575M Maranello
The Ferrari 575M Maranello (Type F133) is a two-seat, two-door, grand tourer. Obviously, Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari manufactured this car. Not to mention, It was first launched in 2002. Evidently, it is an updated 550 Maranello featuring minor styling changes from Pininfarina. The 575M was replaced by the 599 GTB in the first half of 2006.
Updates from the 550 included a redesigned interior and substantial mechanical improvements. Evidently, it includes bigger brake discs, a larger and more powerful engine, improved weight distribution, refined aerodynamics. It also has fluid-dynamics along with an adaptive suspension set-up. The four independent suspensions are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimize pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds shift time. Two six-speed transmissions were available and a conventional manual gearbox. Also, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli’s “F1” automated manual gearbox. The 575 model number refers to total engine displacement in liters, whilst the ‘M’ is an abbreviation of modificata (“modified”).
For 2005, the company released a GTC handling package and a Superamerica version. It is a limited run of 559 retractable hardtop variants of the coupé. Also, along with raising the power from 515 PS (379 kW; 508 hp) to 540 PS (397 kW; 533 hp).
A total of 2,056 cars were produced, including 246 with manual transmissions.
The car is finished in Nero over a mathcing Nero leather interior. Under the hood of the car is 5.7-liter Tipo F133E 48-valve V12 paired with a six-speed sequential transmission. The car features 19-inch wheels, enamel Scuderia fender shields, a leather headliner, power-adjustable seats. Also, it has automatic climate control, and a hi-fi stereo system with an in-dash CD player and a trunk-mounted CD changer.
This particular car indicates just under 16,000 miles on the odometer and it’s offered with a car cover, multiple keys and fobs, tools, a tire inflation kit, manufacturer’s literature, a service history report, a clean Autocheck and Carfax reports, and a clean Texas title.
It is currently bidded for $60,000. Apparently, there are six days left on the auction listing.
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