Ferrari 575M information:
The 575 Maranello- The Ferrari for every man!
When you're looking for a sports car, one of the first names that ever comes to mind is Ferrari. The 575m Maranello is a quintessential Ferrari: powerful, sleek, beautiful. But, as fits a car from a company like this, she keeps to their standards of quality and power while bringing something new to the table.
What's new with the 575m
The car was built to appeal to everyone. Which means that gone are the days where only a dedicated driver could really drive these cars around town. With the paddle shifting style, automatic option, and a smooth computer-controlled clutch, not only does she roar on highways and freeways, but she isn't fighting you around every turn and at every spotlight.
The Maranello's horsepower and torque are a fair improvement over the 550- the car she replaced- and it's noticeable. Though her 0-60 times aren't much better, once you break 100 you start seeing the difference. She goes 100-150 much more quickly than the 550, and her performance feels much better on the road.
Remember that this car, and her predecessor, were designed to appeal more widely. Which means that, unlike older Ferraris, you won't be holding your arms up to grasp the oddly angled wheel, or ducking your head the whole time you're driving. The car is spacious, and comfortable, in pretty much every way.
What can you hope to get this year?
The Maranello is a car that offers packages that will interest any buyer who knows what he wants. However, there aren't a large number of unique models of the 575M. The car itself was so well made- just like the rest of the vehicles this company produced- that there was no need felt to improve upon it. The original car was exactly how they wanted it- perfect.
Other than the Superamerica there was only, really, one widely produced option for this car. The GTC handling package is a choice for people who want the most from their sports car. With a carbon-fiber reinforced breaking system, a performance-tuned suspension system, and low-reduction exhaust, it makes the car handle and sound much better. Unique 19 inch wheels even make the car LOOK better.
Again, nothing was held back from the basic model of the 575M, which means the customization market is fairly small, at least at the dealership. If you want to customize your car, look to the aftermarket, and be careful- you don't want to make a mistake with your brand new car.
The important stuff-by the numbers
The 575m is based on an old, successful Ferrari design, and as such should be familiar to old Ferrari fans. A front-placed v12 engine, with 515 horsepower to its name, at 7250 rpm. With 434lb/ft of torque- at 5250 rpm, this car lives up to the standards of design one expects from its manufacturer.
Single plate clutch and a Bosch fuel injection system round out the engine stats, with one spark plug per cylinder and a twin overhead camshaft set-up. You don't drive a car like this to save on gas- at 8 mpg city and 12 mpg on the highway, you'll be filling up pretty often.
What about her interior?
The 575M comes with an older cassette deck and radio, but in today's day and age of aftermarket add-ons and adaptability, it wouldn't be hard to upgrade it. And this car is worth any amount of adding-on and working that you might need. She handles beautifully, and there is no better sensation in the world than feeling a v12 growl on the freeway.
The car is a bit older, meaning her dash shows it. The style is a bit dated, but the dash still contains all the information, and looks better than most modern family cars- she still holds the look and feel of a sports car, and you'll forget very quickly that the car isn't brand new. Don't let the model year dissuade you. This car is one of the best things you could pick up and drive, and you will notice her power and finesse.
If you're looking to see where Ferrari decided to go next, look to the 599 GTB- and if you want to go the opposite direction, the 550 is the car to look at. This car was another step forward for these manufacturers. It was another part of their evolution to today's cars, but you could not tell that by looking at it.
What does she have in the way of safety?
The 575m comes standard with a wide variety of safety features, such as front airbags, automatically locking seatbelts, an anti-theft alarm and ignition disabler. No crash test data is currently available, but this company is not known for cutting corners or skipping over something that important. You can trust this car to keep you safe, if you take care of it.
Some final Words- Do you buy?
The 575 hasn't aged a day. It is still an exotic form of muscle car, and follows the beauty that you expect from exotic sports cars. This car is worth buying if you have the money to put down on a sports car, and have a friend or a relative who doesn't want one- who's either looking to upgrade or is just doing you a favor by selling you this.
Good luck finding someone who wishes to part with these cars- they are more than worth any upkeep that their age might bring. That said, if you do, and you can- jump on the opportunity. Even used these cars surpass some of their competitors today, and are some of the best cars you can own and drive. Treat them gentle and remember that they ARE sports cars- don't underestimate them.
The recommendation is- if you can find one, buy one. They're not that old, not yet, but their replacements are generally considered superior. That said, these cars are still marvels of modern engineering and handiwork, and given their manufacturer- you can't expect anything less from these Italian builders.
Ferrari 575M Images:
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Ferrari 575M modifications:
|All Ferrari 575M years|
|modification||price||cylinder||wheels||doors||width x length x height||clearance|
Maranello F1 2dr Coupe (5.8L 12cyl 6AM) (2003 - 2004)
|228,339$||12||rear wheel drive||2||76.2 x 179.1 x 50.3|
Maranello 2dr Coupe (5.8L 12cyl 6M) (2002 - 2004)
|217,890$||12||rear wheel drive||2||76.2 x 179.1 x 50.3|
Maranello 2dr Coupe (5.8L 12cyl 6AM) (2002)
|224,670$||12||rear wheel drive||2||76.2 x 179.1 x 50.3|