This bright red Ferrari 575 Superamerica claims to be the world’s lowest-mileage RHD example, having covered just 1,800 miles since new.
The Superamerica is considered to be one of the most desirable variants of the 575M, replacing the 550 Barchetta and more importantly featuring a clever rotating hardtop with an electro-chromatic glass instead of the Barchetta’s hard-to-use manual soft-top.
The ‘Revochromico’ roof was the first of its kind to be fitted on a production car. It’s made out of carbon fiber and electro-chromatic glass, giving the driver the option to choose between five different opacity settings -ranging from fully transparent to allowing just one percent of light to enter the cabin- and of course open it at a press of a button. The unusual roof mechanism rotated the panel 180 degrees, making it sit flush on the rear deck.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V12 engine that produces 532 HP (540 PS) and is paired to Ferrari’s F1 single-clutch F1 semi-automatic transmission. Only a handful of 575 Superamericas were made with a manual gearbox. At the time of its reveal, Ferrari claimed that the Superamerica was the world’s fastest convertible with a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h).
This specific Ferrari 575 Superamerica is finished in Rosso Corsa over Beige leather upholstery with contrast stitching. It’s offered for sale in the UK by Bell Sport & Classic for £299,950 (around $373,600 in current exchange rates), accompanied by a fully documented service history.
It’s also equipped with the desirable Handling Gran Turismo Competizione Pack (HGTC) package that included a sportier suspension setup. This topless 575 also comes with carbon brakes and red calipers, as well as a louder sports exhaust system.
Convertible V12 Ferraris are rare cars but the 575 Superamerica is even rarer, with just 559 ever made worldwide. Coming across an RHD example with such a low mileage will definitely make some collectors reach for their checkbooks.