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Rosso Corsa | Coupé | 6 Speed 'F1' Electrohydraulic | 5.7 litre V12 | 25,115 kms | AU$239,995
After more than two decades of building exotic, mid-engine, flat-12-powered Boxers and Testarossa’s, Ferrari famously returned to its front-mounted, driver-centric and race bred roots with the 550 and 575 M Maranello to huge success.
Debuting at the 2002 Geneva auto show, the 575 M Maranello (“M” for Modificata referring to a miryad of updates) is fitted with a larger, high revving 515hp V12, a new Skyhook suspension system and an optional state-of-the-art Formula 1 inspired transmission.
Importantly, the 575 M Maranello’s svelte, light alloy bodywork was styled by Pininfarina, harking back to ancestors like the Daytona without being overtly retro and is universally regarded as one of THE best looking of all modern Ferraris.
It also features a luxurious interior with double stitched leather from the hips up, ample space for the driver, passenger and luggage plus golf clubs designed with grand touring in mind.
In its 2002 review, Car and Driver called the 575 M Maranello “a Classic GT, Ferrari’s muscle car with a shark nose” and went on to say “Ordinary traffic laws are inadequate with a car such as the 575 M. They're going to have to make up some new charges like "Negligent Generation of G-forces".
A totally original and incredibly well-maintained example, this Tourist Delivery 575 M Maranello was delivered by Auto Italia Ltd, Hong Kong in October of 2004 and arrived in Sydney just 2 months later in December where it has been kept and serviced ever since.
Ordered in the ultimate combination of Rosso Corsa over Tan leather interior with contrast Black dash, this exquisite car is one of the finest we’ve had the opportunity to bring to market.
Travelled just 25,100 kilometres and well optioned, this car features wing mounted Ferrari shields, the engaging F1 paddle shift transmission and its original factory 18-inch alloys with Black brake callipers.
The exceptional overall condition of this car is indicative of the low kilometres it has travelled and it’s meticulous service history.
Totally unmodified, the paintwork still carries a brilliant depth of finish, the interior suffers zero sun wear so common in this model, the crackle finish on the engine is original and in perfect condition, so to is the heat shield beneath the bonnet and the drive is absolutely on the button. This car feels like new.
This 575 M Maranello is also accompanied by its original log books detailing delivery dates, service and ownership history, both factory keys with remote access FOB’s and even the original Becker radio code card.
Ready to drive off the showroom floor, the last major service including all drive belts was completed this year.
This exceptional 575 M Maranello delivers a comprehensively balanced, comfortable and incredibly fast driving experience and this car's rarity and importance is reflected in its ever appreciating price.