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In 1996, Ferrari unveiled the 550 Maranello, a model that returned the company to its roots of constructing front-engine V-12 sports cars, with a layout not seen since the 365 GTB/4 Daytona of 1968-73. A classic two-seat design by Pininfarina, the 550 Maranello had a sporty stance and styling cues that paid homage to its predecessor. The automotive press praised it, and the 550 Maranello is now thought to be one of the best driver’s cars Ferrari has built in the modern era.
Offered in 2002, the 575M further developed the 550 with several improvements, hence the letter M for modificato. Updates included a revised interior, aerodynamic upgrades, and mechanical improvements such as larger brakes and adaptive suspension. Growing to 5.75 liters, the V-12 produced over 500 bhp and a claimed top speed of over 200 mph.
Originally delivered in Canada and US compliant, this 575M in striking Nero over Cuoio, a rich beige, has been fitted with a Tubi performance exhaust and presents essentially as new, inside and out. It now carries a US title and shows less than 6,700 km (4,000 miles). It is accompanied by recent service invoices, the original exhaust, manuals, tools, keys, car cover, tire inflator, and a CARFAX vehicle history report.
Two-seater Ferrari GTs have always been among the company’s most iconic offerings. In pristine cosmetic condition, this 575M is a worthy representative of its hallowed lineage.