Ferrari Superamerica

The Ferrari Superamerica combines stunning Ferrari 12-cylinder berlinetta performance with a highly original, innovative take on the ever-versatile convertible. The Superamerica is also the very first production car to adopt an innovative rotating roof incorporating electrochromic technology developed exclusively for large glass surfaces, which transforms it from a coupé to a convertible in just a few seconds. The result is a car that combines all of the prestige and allure of a drop-top with the functional advantages of a coupé.

Derived from the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica is available with either an F1-style or manual gearbox, and is fitted with the latest development of the classic V12 engine which now delivers an impressive 540 hp. Thanks to its super-smooth electric rotating roof, the Superamerica is also the world’s fastest convertible berlinetta with a top speed of 199 mph.

The exclusive and unmistakably Pininfarina-designed Superamerica is named after a very famous series of limited edition 12-cylinder models built by Ferrari between 1956 and 1961. In line with this illustrious past, the new Superamerica is also a limited edition car. Interior and exterior styling Styled by Pininfarina, the Superamerica retains the beautifully balanced proportions typical of Ferrari’s V12 berlinettas, cleverly integrating the model’s unique Revocromico roof. This innovative feature blends seamlessly with the car’s lines thanks to the two side buttresses, a styling cue taken from some of Ferrari’s most classic models.

The buttresses also provide roll-over protection along with the roof structure itself. The Ferrari Superamerica’s most important stylistic and functional feature is its unique Fioravanti-patented rotating roof which has been dubbed Revocromico to highlight the combination of its rearward rotation movement and electrochromic technology.

The Superamerica’s engine is based on the most classical of all Ferrari’s layouts – the V12. It features a 65 degree vee architecture with twin overhead cams per cylinder bank and four valves per cylinder, with the crankcase, cylinder heads and sump all in aluminium alloy. In finest Ferrari tradition, the V12 also adopts a dry sump lubrication system.

The Ferrari Superamerica chassis is based on the 575M Maranello with additional structural reinforcements to ensure the perfect blend of Ferrari performance and stylish convertible elegance. Adopting the innovative rotating glass roof called for stronger sill members, reinforcements in the chassis tubes around the central tunnel and particularly the A-posts. The rear buttresses add to the structural reinforcements carried out around the roof mechanism, while the rear firewall has been strengthened and additional bracing added around the transaxle area.

The Ferrari Superamerica’s roadholding has been fine-tuned by adopting active damping with proportional-valve shock absorbers and six accelerometers. The system “reads” the road surface and adapts the damping almost instantly to suit.

Ferrari Superamerica Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 2005

type front, longitudinal 65° V12
bore/stroke 89 x 77 mm
unitary displacement 479.03 cc
total displacement 5748.36 cc
compression ratio 11.2 : 1
maximum power 397 kW (540 hp) at 7250 rpm
power per litre 94 hp/l
maximum torque 588 Nm (60 kgm) at 5250 rpm
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
fuel feed Bosch Motronic ME7 injection
ignition Bosch Motronic ME7 electronic static, single spark plug per cylinder
lubrication dry sump
clutch single-plate
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers with adaptive damping, anti-roll bar
rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers with adaptive damping, anti-roll bar
brakes discs
transmission manual or electro-hydraulic F1 6-speed + reverse
steering rack-and-pinion
fuel tank capacity 105 litres
front tyres 255/35 ZR 19
rear tyres 305/30 ZR 19
type two-seater spider
length 4550 mm
width 1935 mm
height 1277 mm
wheelbase 2500 mm
front track 1632 mm
rear track 1586 mm
weight 1790 kg (kerb)
top speed 320 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.25 sec 4.20 sec F1 gearbox
0-400 m 12.30 sec 12.25 sec F1 gearbox
0-1000 m 22.00 sec 21.90 sec F1 gearbox
Consumption and emission
urban test cycle ece 34,5 l/100 km
extra urban test cycle eudc 14,3 l/100 km
consumption  ece+eudc 21,8 l/100 km
co2 emissions combined 499 g/ km

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