A brief review of the 550 Super America as found on the site.
Once again we’ve decided to give our registered members an exclusive world preview of our latest innovative model, the Ferrari Superamerica, which thanks to a 320 km/h top speed, is the world’s fastest convertible berlinetta.
Designed by Pininfarina, this new limited-edition berlinetta is derived from the 575M Maranello.
The Superamerica will be unveiled to the world for the very first time at the Los Angeles (7th -16th January 2005) and Detroit (15th-23rd January 2005) Auto Shows. Click here if you would like to avail of exclusive access to the Ferrari stand at these two American events.
The Ferrari Superamerica is also the first production car to adopt the Fioravanti-patented rotating roof concept that allows it to drop its top in just 10 seconds flat, in combination with electrochromic technology developed exclusively for glass surfaces of these dimensions, with Saint Gobain.
Derived from the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica is available with either an F1-style or manual gearbox. Its big 12-cylinder engine has been boosted to deliver 540 hp too. The new car can also be fitted with the GTC Handling package which offers Ferrari’s very latest high-tech features including carbon ceramic brakes.
The Superamerica’s unusual electric roof has been dubbed Revocromico to highlight the unique combination of its rearward rotation movement and electrochromic technology. It has a carbon-fibre structure and the boot capacity remains unchanged whether the roof is open or closed too. The glass rear window also acts as a highly effective wind deflector when the roof is open.
The use of electrochromic glass means that the driver can completely control the level of light entering the cockpit. There are five tint levels available and the glass can go from dark to light in under a minute, at the touch of a button.