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post #1 of 4 Old 04-06-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am a new member to Ferrari Life. I have owned a 2001 550 Rosas Corsa with black interior and red stitching. All options such as carbon fiber, quilted diamond stitch shelf and headliner. It was perfect. I did sell it but now want to look into a 575 manual transmission.
Any real handling difference vs a 550 ? Without fhp or hgtc on the 575? Any discernible difference in power at lower rpm? Thx much
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-06-2012, 07:16 PM
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Welcome to Ferrari Life

Best of luck in your search - any pictures of the 550?

I think my next will also be a gated shifter 550 or 575.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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Hokey- Welcome. The 575M is measurably faster than the 550, but from the driver's seat there is virtually no difference. Both are torque monsters like the Testarossas, but dual length intakes provide a powerful punch to redline from a little less than 6000 rpm up to the 7500 rpm redline.

If you look in the modern V12s forum, there is a technical thread sticky at the top on the 575M. Read through that and see if you have any questions. Early 02 575Ms with one particular shock absorber ECU have caused complaints on being underdamped, but that is easily remedied by replacing it. More in the thread.

Three pedal 575Ms were only 11.9% of production so there are only 246 worldwide. Can be difficult to find one you like.

Terry Phillips

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Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-06-2012, 11:41 PM
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