Ferrari Maranello

The Ferrari 575M Maranello is a two-seat, two-door, grand tourer sports car built by Ferrari. Anyone wanting to get his or her hands on one of these should be prepared to hand over $224,640. It was launched in 2002 and is essentially an updated Ferrari 550 although featuring minor styling changes from Pininfarina. By the beginning of 2006 it had been replaced by the 599 GTB. The Maranello differs from the 550 in that it includes a renewed interior and substantial improvements mechanically and technologically. These enhancements include bigger brake discs, a larger and more powerful engine, a different weight distribution, refined aerodynamics and an adaptive suspension set-up. For the lucky owner, two six-speed transmissions are available, a conventional manual gearbox, and for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli's semi-automatic 'F1' gearbox. The 575M model number refers to the engine's capacity in liters, whilst the 'M' is an abbreviation of 'modificato' or 'modified'. In 2005, the company developed a new GTC handling package and SuperAmerica version. The GTC package includes Ferrari's fourth ceramic composite brake system as well as a more performance-tuned suspension system, low-restriction exhaust system, and unique 19-inch wheels. The new brakes are expertly based on the company's Formula One technology. They use 15.7 in discs with six-piston calipers in front and 14.2 in discs with four-piston calipers in the rear. This package will run the buyer an additional $23,500, but is notably well worth the investment. Is it really wise to skimp when purchasing a Ferrari ' most likely not. Not that Ferrari needs any addition media face time or enhanced name recognition, yet the 575 Maranello was indeed featured in the film Bad Boys 2. Many scenes, including a famous car chase scene, stared the 575 Maranello. The Ferrari name will inevitably be passed on from generation to generation.