| New York, New York
- One of Ferrari’s greatest modern grand tourers
- Ultra-desirable six-speed manual example from the model’s first year of production
- Believed to be one of approximately 177 left-hand drive examples built between 2002 and 2005 with the manual six-speed gearbox
- Finished in the timeless color combination of Rosso Corsa over Tan leather
- Showing fewer than 8,000 miles at time of cataloguing
- Stellar mechanicals with an elegant Pininfarina design that has only gotten better with age
Ferrari’s most famous road cars have always been those with a front-mounted V-12 engine and rear-wheel drive. From the company’s earliest products to its 365 GTB/4 Daytona of 1973, Ferrari cultivated a world famous reputation for creating the world’s finest grand touring sports coupes. These cars were equally comfortable being put through their paces on a racetrack as they were crossing continents at high speed with a trunk full of luggage.
In 1996, Ferrari introduced the 550 Maranello in a bid to revive this fabled line of grand tourers, and it quickly proved to be an overwhelming success. Six years later, it introduced the 575M Maranello, which brought a host of welcome updates.
Increasing the displacement of the V-12 by 250 cubic centimeters—to a total of 5,748 cubic centimeters—also brought a healthy boost in power and torque, resulting in a top speed of 202 mph. The front end was revised with updated headlights and a restyled air intake and front spoiler. Buyers also had the opportunity to outfit their new car with a paddle-shift, F1-style gearbox, which proved to be a popular option. To help handle the increased performance, the 575M received larger disc brakes, while its interior was refreshed with a new dashboard, trim, and steering wheel, among other minor updates.
Although most buyers opted to outfit their 575M Maranello with the F1-style transmission, a handful of enthusiasts could not resist the siren call of a traditional six-speed gated manual. Such is the case with the 575M Maranello offered here.
Finished in the timeless Ferrari color combination of Rosso Corsa over tan leather upholstery, this outstanding US-market 575M Maranello was delivered new in 2002. Unofficial accounts state that this example is one of approximately 177 left-hand drive examples of the model to have been fitted from the factory with the classical, gated manual transmission. The 575M Maranello’s howling V-12 has always been regarded as a fine engine, but when mated to the six-speed manual this rarefied combination truly makes for an unforgettable experience.
Presented today with fewer than 8,000 miles indicated at the time of cataloguing, this stellar 575M was acquired by the consignor in 2017 and has travelled only several hundred miles since. In preparation for sale, the car was recently furnished with routine mechanical servicing.
One of the most attractive Ferraris of the modern era, this 575M Maranello distinguishes itself as a superb example with a timeless color combination and a highly sought-after manual transmission. For the enthusiast looking to channel the nostalgia of Ferrari’s most iconic Enzo-era models but looking to retain the modern conveniences of a 21st-century automobile, there is no better choice.