Ferrari F60 America unveiled

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Ferrari has revealed an exclusive model, called the F60 America, to commemorate its 60th year in North America.

The 12 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold New, 11. Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 million There are only 10 F60 Americas in the whole world, and the design is based on the production F12 Berlinetta (or coupe in English). This model is essentially a roadster version of the F12, complete with a silly fabric. – News from www.ba-bamail.com

The company says the car, an open-topped version of the F12 Berlinetta, “combines our American client’s two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving.”

Only ten of the new F60Americas will be produced, paying homage to the likes of the 10-strong production run of the 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spider that was commissioned exclusively for America. Each F60 America cost £1.56 million, a significant premium over the £238,938 of the standard F12 Berlinetta, and all are already accounted for.

Besides the deletion of the roof, the cosmetic changes to the F12 Berlinetta on which the car is based are myriad. The nose, wings and doors have all been restyled, while the distinctive ‘aero bridge’ found on the tail of the F12 has been removed.

The exterior is finished in North American Racing Team livery and special 60th anniversary prancing horse badges adorn the wheelarches. The two roll hoops are trimmed in leather and backed with carbonfibre-trimmed flying buttresses which stretch to the rear of the car.

Inside the F60America features bespoke cabin trim, with the driver’s side being finished in red and the passenger side in black – a reputed nod to historic Ferrari competition cars. The seats also feature stylised American flags, while design cues from the LaFerrari and 458 Speciale – such as the blade-like gear selection panel – have been adopted. A light fabric top is supplied, which closes the cabin and can withstand speeds of up to 75mph.

Power comes from the same 6.3-litre V12 used in the F12, which produces 731bhp and 509lb ft, and power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. A 0-62mph time of just 3.1sec is claimed, the same as the F12 Berlinetta.

The new car will be publicly unveiled at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at the Beverly Hills City Hall on 11 October. Ferrari has also previously displayed a bespoke roofless F12 Berlinetta, called the F12 TRS.

Speaking at the Paris motor show, new Ferrari chief Sergio Marchionne expressed slight frustration at the fact that all the anniversary models had already sold, however. “I’m not saying we should make 20”, he said, “but I think we should make the product available.”

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