Ferrari 575M Maranello (2002–2006)
575M Maranello officially launched and on sale in UK from summer 2002. Instead of the gated manual six-speed shift, the 575M can be fitted with an electro-hydraulic F1 control unit at the rear of the car. The driver has the option of changing gear by fingertip paddle shifts on the steering wheel, or by selecting 'auto' and leaving changes to the transmission electronics which can be set to operate in 'normal' or 'sport' modes.
Power unit of the 575M has been stretched to 5,750cc and develops 379kW (515bhp) at 7,250rpm and 589Nm torque at 5,250rpm. Adaptive suspension offers 'sport' or 'comfort' settings. The braking has been uprated. Weight distribution is a perfect 50:50 front to rear. Belts are now full harness. And the seats offer more side support for spirited driving. Top speed is quoted at 202mph (yes, 202 mph), 0-60 takes less than four seconds, combined fuel consumption is 12.97mpg (yes, 12.97 mpg), CO2 output 499g/km. Prices are £154,350 for the six-speed gated manual and £160,845 for the F1.
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