- Acceleration 0 to 60: 3.9 sec
- Braking 60 to 0: TBD
- Quarter Mile: 12.3 sec
- Slalom: 68.0 mph
- Skidpad: 0.93 g
The Ferrari 575M Superamerica. How does one analyze a limited production version of a limited production car? Well, cars like this are significant for different reasons than your typical production sports car. The Superamerica is characterized by its high revving engine, exhaust note and styling more than even it’s straight-line speed and handling (even though it is still very fast). Much of the problems associated with this car, like its dated electronic interface and imperfect ergonomics, are over-looked by a quality called pantomime.
When I refer to pantomime, I immediately think of the Pagani Zonda, A classically exotic car that wasn’t necessarily the fastest (especially for the $1,000,000-plus price-tag), but was insanely unique and very very stylish. Similar characteristics apply to the Ferrari Superamerica, though on a much less expensive and less impressive level. The Ferrari is definitely unique though. It features a photochromic roof that rotates 180 degrees, (both production car firsts). Do these qualities make it faster? No. Do they make it handle better? Do they add pantomime? YES.
The Superamerica is not the kind of Ferrari that will attract a hardcore Ferrari enthusiast who is looking for the best handling Italian sports car, if that’s the case, then go buy a used Ferrari F430 Scuderia or something. This 575M Superamerica will wind up being either owned by a wealthy person who doesn’t bother to research all the Ferraris available in the U.S., or an enthusiast who just wants an extra toy in his 20-car garage, that doesn’t look quite like any of the others.