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Lot 257

2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello

  • Chassis no. ZFFBV55A420129467

Sold for $187,000

509 bhp, 5,748 cc 65-degree V-12 engine, six-speed F1 electro-hydraulic transmission, front and rear independent suspension with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers with adaptive damping, and anti-roll bars; and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98 in.

  • Finished in Rosso Corsa over Nero
  • Optional equipment includes carbon fiber racing seats and the Fiorano handling package
  • Just 251 kilometers from new
  • Includes books and tools

The 575M was introduced in 2002 after the six-year production run of the 550 Maranello. A return to form for the prancing horse, this platform was the first front-engine, V-12, two-seat grand tourer from Ferrari since the celebrated 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The Pininfarina-bodied car maintains the classic long hood, short deck proportions of older Ferrari GTs, while also featuring throwback details such as the front hood intake scoop.

Ferrari gave the model a thorough refreshing inside and out. Beginning with the engine, displacement was increased from 5.5 liters to 5.7 by increasing the stroke and bore of the Tipo F133E engine to 89 × 77 millimeters. The result was a power increase to 509 horsepower and 434 foot-pounds of torque, up from the 550’s 478 horsepower. With this additional grunt, a top speed of 202 mph became attainable along with a moderately decreased 0–60 time of 4.2 seconds. Larger brakes were installed to help reign in the added speed, along with an adaptive suspension set up that communicated with the gearbox in order to minimize pitch change during shifts. Two transmissions also became available: a six-speed manual, and, for the first time ever in a V-12 Ferrari, Magneti Marelli’s electrohydraulic manual “F1” gearbox. The exterior of the vehicle received slight aerodynamic refinements and a new front fascia. Inside, new instruments filled the gauge cluster alongside a modernized dashboard.

In addition to the other updates, this particular 575M comes fitted with the optional Fiorano Handling package. Beefier, stiffened suspension in conjunction with Pagid brake pads, 21-millimeter rear stabilizer bar, and a retuned power steering system result in a vehicle that is much more responsive to driver inputs. Considered a necessity by road testers of the day, this optional package sharpened the chassis’ handling dynamics of which many had thought to be too soft. Rare carbon fiber racing seats and Rossa Corsa over Nero interior complete the added extras optioned to the vehicle.

Having only traveled 251 kilometers from new, this Ferrari 575M Maranello remains in outstanding condition, and with the original books and tools, will make a fine addition to any collection.

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