Ferrari Brings Exclusive Limited-Quantity Roadster to the US with the F60 America
By Winding Road Staff
October 10, 2014
Honoring the 60th anniversary of Ferrari’s North American presence, the Italian automaker has decided to celebrate the occasion by producing a very limited quantity of new open-top, V12 powered, front engine supercars which will be known as the F60 America. Clad in an appropriately patriotic red, white and blue color scheme, the F60 America will also pay homage to another tradition: Just ten examples are scheduled to be built, as was the case with the 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spider, which car importer Luigi Chinetti specifically requested from Enzo Ferrari for his US clients.
Based on the F12 Berlinetta, the F60 America is powered by Ferrari’s 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12, here making 730 horsepower, which gets the new roadster to 62 mph from a standstill in 3.1 seconds.
The F12 Berlinetta’s bodywork has been gone over extensively to create the F60 America and is highlighted by carbon fiber-trimmed flying buttresses that extend from behind the cabin to the rear of the car. Hardtop and power soft top options are not in the cards for the F60 America as the sole roof for the new car will be a light fabric top that’s usable up to about 75 miles per hour.
Inside, the cabin features an asymmetrical design with the driver's area trimmed in red while the passenger side is black, a nod to historic Ferrari competition cars. The F60 America’s cabin trim is exclusive with the dash, tunnel and door panels on the driver's side all wrapped in racy composite materials. The seats also feature an American flag motif in honor of the car’s namesake.
If you’re interested in acquiring an F60 America, two rather sizable obstacles stand between you and the newest Ferrari roadster. The first is the 2.5 million dollar price tag, and the second is the harsh reality that all ten examples of the F60 America have already been spoken for.
However, if you’re content to simply see the F60 America in person and will be in the area this weekend, an F60 America will be on display at the 60 Fabulous Ferraris on Rodeo Drive event in Beverly Hills on Sunday, October 12th. Check out the press release below for additional details.
The F60 America
- An exclusive car to mark Ferrari's 60th year in North America
Maranello, October 10th 2014–To celebrate Ferrari's 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines our American clients' two great passions -the V12 engine and open-top driving –and is being unveiled tomorrow evening at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall.
The decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays homage to another great tradition. Just 10 F60Americas will be built as was the case, for example, with the 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spider, the open version of the 275 GTB4 that the importer, Luigi Chinetti, specifically requested from Enzo Ferrari for his US clients.
The F60America is powered by Ferrari's award-winning mid-front-mounted V12 which enables the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.
Powerfully muscular, the car is clothed in beautifully sculpted and exceptionally balanced volumes, honed, as ever, strictly to aerodynamic requirements in line with the marque's DNA.
The F60America's personality is instantly clear from its flanks which are characterised by an innovative diapason design theme. The front of the car is dominated by the classic Ferrari single front grille with chrome finish and integrated air intakes for the brakes.
Two leather-trimmed roll-hoops are backed by carbon-fibre-trimmed flying buttresses which stretch from behind the cockpit to the rear, imbuing the elegant harmonious forms of the tail with a sense of movement.
The F60America can be closed with a light fabric top usable at speeds of up to 120 km/h.
The cabin's asymmetrical design highlights the driver's area with sporty red trim, while the passenger side is black, inspired by the historic Ferrari competition cars. The cabin trim is exclusive with the dash, tunnel and door panels on the driver's side all swathed in composite materials. The racing seats also feature a stylised American flag motif on the centre of each seat and backrest.
The F60America's bodywork adopts the classic North American Racing Team livery, and the special Ferrari 60th anniversary Prancing Horse badge on the wheelarches also appears on the tunnel in the cabin.
The wonderfully elegant and unique F60America has entranced US collectors and all 10 examples are already spoken for.