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Ltd F60 America: Ferrari gift to itself

2014-10-13 11:59

ONLY 10 TO BE BUILT: Ferrari's new F60 America will be limited to just ten units. Image: Ferrari

MARANELLO, Italy - Ferrari is celebrating 60 years of sales in North America with a return to the brand’s 1950 to '60s tradition of producing limited edition, built-to-order, cars. In October 2014, the automaker has treated itself to a limited model, the F60 America, of which only 10 will be assembled.

Ferrari said: “The wonderfully elegant and unique F60 America has entranced US collectors and all 10 examples are already spoken for.

“The new car will combine our American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving – and is being unveiled at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at the Beverly Hills City Hall.”

HOMAGE TO CLASSIC FERRARIS

The decision to produce such a limited edition pays homage to another great tradition. Only 10 F60 Americas will be built as was the case, for example, with the 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spider, the open version of the 275 GTB4 that importer, Luigi Chinetti, specifically requested from Enzo Ferrari for his US clients.

The F60America is powered by a mid-front-mounted V12 petrol engine which enables the sports car to sprint to 100km/h in just 3.1 seconds. The F60America can be closed with a light fabric top usable at up to 120km/h.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Ferrari F60 America

The front of the car is dominated by a classic Ferrari single grille with chromed finish and air intakes for the brakes. It’s bodywork adopts the classic North American Racing Team livery and a special Ferrari 60th Anniversary Prancing Horse badge on the wheel arches and inside.

Two leather-trimmed roll-hoops are backed by carbon-fibred buttresses which stretch from behind the cockpit to the rear.

The cabin has sporty red trim, the passenger side is finished in black, inspired by the historic Ferrari competition cars. The dash, centre console and door panels on the driver’s side are finished in composite materials.

Its racing seats have a stylised American flag motif.

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