WITH AROUND 2,000 new Ferraris finding homes in the US each year, you can understand the appeal of having one that is just that little bit different ‒ £1.56m different. That’s the price the car maker is asking for its newest model, the F60America.
Actually, make that “asked”, since all of them are sold. No, you weren’t slow off the mark; just 10 of the special edition cars, based on the F12 Berlinetta, will be made.
The model celebrates Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in the US and so few were made, not out of spite, but because in 1967 Ferrari’s US-based importer, Luigi Chinetti, ordered 10 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTS4 NART Spider, the open version of the 275 GTB4, for his customers.
That’s the history. Meanwhile, today’s lucky 10 owners of the F60America get a uniquely styled two-seat convertible, finished in classic North American Racing Team colours and powered by America’s favourite Ferrari engine: a mid-front-mounted V12. It’s capable of launching the car from 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds.
They also get a cabin that is red on the driver’s side and, inspired by the historic Ferrari competition cars, black on the other.