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Meet Ferrari’s latest drop-top

24 November 2004

  • Ferrari's new convertible to launch in 2005
  • Superamerica based on the 575M Maranello
  • Prices from around £185,000

Superamerica should cost £185,000

Ferrari will launch this new convertible in 2005. Called the Superamerica, it is based on the 575M Maranello supercar.

The Superamerica will make its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January and is likely to cost around £185,000, £20,000 more than the 575M. The first customers should get their hands on the car in the summer.

It features an electric roof, called Revocromico, which rotates backwards to open the cabin in just 10 seconds. The car’ boot capacity of 185 litres is not affected when the roof is down.

Owners will be able to adjust the amount of light entering the cabin when the roof is closed at the flick of a switch. The roof uses special electrochromic glass with five different tint levels that can change from light to dark in less than a minute.

As in the 612 Scaglietti, the Superamerica is powered by an uprated 540bhp version of the 5.7-litre V12 engine in the 575M.

Full performance data hasn’t been released, but the Superamerica is likely to top out at 199mph, 3mph down on the 575M. The car should be capable of sprinting to 60mph from rest in less than five seconds.

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