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Having been launched back in 1996, the years that elapsed until 2002 allowed manufacturers like Aston Martin to close on Ferrari's 550. However, although it was still a superior car to Aston's all new Vanquish, Ferrari upped the stakes with their revamped 575M. A sharper, faster and lighter GT, set up wise, the 575 features an advanced electronic adaptive damper control system that instantly configures itself according to road conditions. Weight was reduced to 1730kg and special attention was paid to improving the brakes with bigger Brembo cross-drilled and ventilated discs.
Redesigned lightweight wheels have improved brake cooling along with supplementary ducts carved out from each corner of the front bumper.
Otherwise, the 550's shape had been subtly tweaked here and there, but more wholesale changes were made to the cabin including an all new dash, instrument binnacle, door panels and seats. The F1 option offers a choice of either fully or semi automatic shifting via paddles fixed either side of the steering wheel, a good proportion of customers opted for this expensive upgrade.
Both versions boast an impressive 203mph top speed, 4mph up on the outgoing 550, making these Ferrari's first front-engined production cars capable of exceeding 200mph. Acceleration differences between the F1 and manual versions are marginal with the standard car taking just 4.25 seconds to sprint to 60mph whereas the F1 box will get you there in 4.2. Another benefit of the 575 is the superior build quality over a 550 coming as result of a number of successive F1 world championships. As a result this is reflected throughout the car and truly appreciated when looking at drastically reduced servicing costs in comparison to a 550. Just 251 575 MM's were delivered to the UK making them much rarer than a 550 (457 units delivered to the UK).
This car offered for sale by DK Engineering was delivered by Graypaul in May 2002 as one of fewer 182 U.K F1 gearbox cars. Presented in Argento Nurburgring (Silver) the car is equipped with the following extras: Blue Scuro electric memory seats, F1 gearbox, red coloured callipers, Scuderia Wing Shields and a sports exhaust. The car is accompanied by all of its tools & books and has covered 40,000 miles from new. The car is in excellent condition inside and out having benefitted from an annual service earlier in the year at DK and a cambelt replacement in 2010. The car was supplied to the current owner by DK in the spring of 2011 and we are proud to offer this excellent V12 Ferrari once again. This 575 represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a rare and much sought after Ferrari GT at an affordable price.