Ferrari 575M Maranello
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|Ferrari 575M Maranello|
|Designer||Lorenzo Ramaciotti at Pininfarina|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Grand tourer (S)|
|Body style||2-door berlinetta|
2-door targa top (Superamerica)
|Engine||5.7 L Tipo F133E V12|
6-speed 'F1' electrohydraulic manual
|Wheelbase||2,500 mm (98.4 in)|
|Length||4,550 mm (179.1 in)|
|Width||1,935 mm (76.2 in)|
|Height||1,277 mm (50.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,853 kg (4,085 lb)|
1,905 kg (4,200 lb)(Superamerica)
|Predecessor||Ferrari 550 Maranello|
|Successor||Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano|
The Ferrari 575M Maranello is a two-seat, two-door, grand tourer built by Ferrari. Launched in 2002, it is essentially an updated 550 Maranello featuring minor styling changes from Pininfarina. The 575M was replaced by the 599 GTB in the first half of 2006.
Updates from the 550 included a renewed interior, but with substantial improvements mechanically, including bigger brake discs, a larger and more powerful engine, improved weight distribution, refined aerodynamics and fluid-dynamics along with an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspensions are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimize pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds shift time). Two six-speed transmissions were available, a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli's semi-automatic (Electrohydraulic manual) 'F1' gearbox. The 575 model number refers to total engine displacement in litres, whilst the 'M' is an abbreviation of modificato ("modified").
For 2005, the company developed a new GTC handling package and a Superamerica version (a limited run of 559 retractable hardtop variants of the coupe), along with raising the power from 515 PS (379 kW; 508 hp) to 540 PS (397 kW; 533 hp).
2,056 575M's were produced, including 177 with manual transmissions.
- Configuration: Longitudinally-mounted Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout 65° V12
- Fuel feed: naturally aspirated, Bosch Motronic M 5.2 fuel injection
- Displacement: 5,748 cc (5.7 L; 350.8 cu in)
- Bore X stroke: 89 mm × 77 mm (3.50 in × 3.03 in)
- Valvetrain: DOHC per bank, 4 valves per cylinder
- Lubrication: dry sump
- Maximum power: 515 PS (379 kW; 508 hp) at 7,250 rpm
- Maximum torque: 588 N⋅m; 434 lbf⋅ft (60 kg⋅m) at 5,250 rpm
- Maximum speed: 325 km/h (202 mph)
- 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph): 4.2 seconds
- 0–400 m: 12.25 seconds
- 0-1,000 m: 21.9 seconds
All figures for F1 gearbox (+0.05 second for manual gearbox)
- Front track: 1,632 mm (64.3 in)
- Rear track: 1,586 mm (62.4 in)
- Fuel capacity: 105 L (27.7 US gal)
GTC handling package
The GTC package included Ferrari's fourth Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) composite ceramic brake system, made by Brembo (the first 3 being featured on the Challenge Stradale, F430 and Enzo) as well as a more performance-tuned suspension system, low-restriction exhaust system, and unique 19 inch wheels. The new brakes were based on the company's Formula One technology. They used 15.7 in discs with six-piston calipers in front and 14.2 in discs with four-piston calipers in the rear.
2005 Ferrari Superamerica
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Retractable hardtop coupe|
|Engine||5.7 L (5,748 cc) Tipo F133G V12|
|Power output||540 PS (533 bhp; 397 kW)|
citation needed] at the rear to lie flat over the boot. Patented Revocromico roof incorporates carbon fibre structure that is hinged on the single axis with a luggage compartment lid, allowing the access to the latter even with an open roof. With the roof open the rear window, apart for holding the third stop light, also acts as a wind deflector. This roof design was previously used on 2001-designed Vola by Leonardo Fioravanti. The Superamerica used the higher-output tune of the V12 engine, F133 G, rated at 533 hp (397 kW; 540 PS) and Ferrari marketed it as the world's fastest convertible, with a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h). The GTC handling package was optional.[
citation needed] only 43 of those had a manual gearbox.[
A special 575M was built by Zagato for Japanese Ferrari collector Yoshiyuki Hayashi, and announced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Designed to recall the 250 GT Berlinetta Zagato and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 250 range, the GTZ was officially endorsed by Ferrari and includes Zagato's trademark double-bubble roofline and two-tone paint. Six cars were built in total.
In 2003, Ferrari announced the sale of several 575M-based racing cars, known as the 575 GTC (not to be confused with the 575M GTC Handling Package). Following the success of Prodrive in running the Ferrari 550, Ferrari wished to offer their own racing car to customers. Used primarily in the FIA GT Championship, the 575 GTCs managed to take a single win in their first season, followed by another lone win in 2004. 
- "Car and Driver Ferrari 575M Maranello F1 Road Test" (PDF).
- "Car and Driver Ferrari Superamerica First Drive Review".
- "575M Maranello". Ferrari.com. Retrieved July 24, 2009.
- "2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello F1". carfolio.com. February 28, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
- "2002 Ferrari 575 M Maranello F1". automobile-catalog.com. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
- "Hey Jealousy: Japanese Collector Nabs Zagato Ferrari Special". Edmunds.com. Retrieved April 14, 2006.
|Challenge Stradale||430 Scuderia||458 Speciale||488 Pista|
|2+2 grand tourer||GTC4Lusso T|
|V12||Grand tourer||550 Maranello||575M Maranello||599 GTB Fiorano||F12berlinetta||812 Superfast|
|550 Barchetta||Superamerica||599 SA Aperta/599 GTO||F60 America/F12tdf|
|2+2 grand tourer||456||456 M||612 Scaglietti||FF||GTC4Lusso|
|XX Programmes||FXX||599XX||599XX Evoluzione||FXX K||FXX K Evo|