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The Ferrari 575 Superamerica was designed by Pininfarina as an exclusive low volume V12 Ferrari berlinetta featuring a highly original, innovative take on the convertible concept. The Superamerica was the first production car to adopt an innovative rotating roof movement in combination with electrochromic technology developed exclusively for glass surfaces of these dimensions, with Saint Gobain. The Fioravanti-patented rotating roof concept allows the Superamerica driver to electrically drop the top in 10 seconds flat, making it the world's fastest convertible berlinetta (201 MPH top speed).
The Superamerica's unusual electric roof was dubbed Revocromico to highlight the unique combination of its rearward rotation movement and electrochromic technology. It has a carbon-fibre structure and the boot capacity remains unchanged whether the roof is open or closed too. The glass rear window also acts as a highly effective wind deflector when the roof is open.The use of electrochromic glass means that the driver can completely control the level of light entering the cockpit. There are five tint levels available and the glass can go from dark to light in under a minute, at the touch of a button.
Derived from the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica was available with either an F1-style or (although rare) manual gearbox. The V12 was enhanced to deliver 540 hp.
This example offered for sale by DK Engineering was supplied by Graypaul in September 2005 to its first owner. This is one of just 57 UK supplied RHD 575SA F1's delivered. The specification from new including optional extras is: Full Body and bumpers in Rosso Corsa, Electric Memory Seats trimmed in full Black Leather with Red Contrast Stitching, Black Leather Dash and centre console again with red stitching, Red Rev Counter, Black seat belts, Black Carpets, Fiorano Handling Package, Scuderia Wing Shields, 19" Modular split Rim Alloy wheels and Red Brake Callipers. The car is also fitted with a gorgeous sounding Sports exhaust system.
This vehicle has always been maintained by a main dealer having most recently had cambelts in July 2009 and an annual service by Graypaul in April 2010. The vehicle is supplied with a Ferrari backed warranty that is valid until May 2012 and will have had a further annual service to keep the history up to date. The condition of the car can only be described as superb with and indicated mileage of just 9,800 miles from new.