Ferrari Superamerica 45 Preview



What do you do when a run-of-the-mill Ferrari 599 just isn’t enough? You could spring for the 599xx, but if you want a car you can drive on the street as well, you can be one of Ferrari’s exclusive customers to receive a one-off automobile customized to your liking.

Enter the Ferrari Special Projects Superamerica 45. An American art collector named Peter Kalikow commissioned the vehicle from Ferrari to be made in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his first Ferrari purchase, which was a convertible 1961 400 Superamerica.

ferrari superamerica 45

Although the Superamerica 45 is quite similar to the production 599, the major element that stands out is the first of its kind carbon fiber roof and rear glass that fold back into the carbon decklid. Although Ferrari confirms this is car will remain one-of-one, we very well may see this new roof design utilized by Pininfarina in the future.

Like his first Superamerica, Kalikow’s 45th anniversary car has been painted in Blu Antille. The wheels were painted to match, with both Blu Antille and a silver finish for a very aggressive look. All of the carbon fiber pieces have been painted a slightly darker contrasting blue.

ferrari superamerica 45

The blue contrast has been translated to the interior as well, which features loads of Blu Scuro carbon fiber. A carefully chosen Cuoio leather finishes off the personalized interior, which of course is complete with the most recent infotainment system available.

The Superamerica was first put on display for the public on May 20th at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa D’Esta on Italy’s Lake Como, and no doubt will find it’s way to Kalikow’s New York Garage before summer’s end. Hopefully it will make it’s way to some east coast concourse events so we can see it in person.

– The Ace

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