2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello
£86,995 | Location: United Kingdom
Launched in 2002, the Ferrari 575M Maranello is a two-seat, two-door berlinetta. It is an update of the 550 Maranello, which heralded a glorious return to the front-engined Ferrari V12 GT cars and a spiritual replacement to the famed Ferrari Daytona. Penned by Lorenzo Ramaciotti of Pininfarina, the 550/575 was a true Ferrari Grand Tourer – elegant and luxurious, fused with modern aerodynamics.
Updates were mainly mechanically focused and for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli’s semi-automatic, electro hydraulic, manual gearbox was available as an option – known as the ‘F1’ gearbox. Other improvements included a larger and more powerful engine with a capacity increase to 5.7 litres, an adaptive suspension set-up which when optioned with the F1 gearbox – minimised pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds shift cycle, bigger brake discs, adjusted weight distribution and refined aerodynamics. Small and considered aesthetic tweaks completed this makeover.
The model number refers to total engine displacement in litres, whilst the ‘M’ is an abbreviation of modificato (modified), a traditional Ferrari nomenclature.
Rosso Corsa, 6-Speed F1 Semi-Automatic Gearbox, 18″ Ferrari Alloys, Red Calipers, Drilled Discs, Quad Exhausts, Extended Nero Leather Interior, Leather Seats, Leather Upper & Lower Dash, Leather Headlining, Electric Adjustable Seats, Memory Drivers Seats, Sport Mode, Ferrari Airbag Steering Wheel, Brushed Metal Paddles, Kenwood DAB Radio, Bluetooth, USB, Air Conditioning, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Parking Sensors, Nero Rear Parcel Shelf with Nero Leather Straps.
Finished in a stunning coat of Rosso Corsa, and punctuated by aerodynamic slashes and cooling vents, this 575M shows off its sharp and elegant Pininfarina lines to perfection under our studio lights. The paint is deep and lustrous across the bodywork, with just a couple of small touched in stone chips to note.
The interior of this example can only be described as classic Ferrari. Comfort seats finished in sumptuous Nero leather over Nero carpets provide a subtle but superb environment to spend time in. The seats are electrically adjustable with memory function so finding the right driving position is easily achieved. All of the switch gear works as it should, whilst the paddles are still very tactile, tempting you to use them and enjoy the engine to its fullest.
Practicality is taken care of by the spacious parcel shelf, again finished in Nero carpet with Italian crafted leather luggage straps. The large boot is cleanly presented and ideal for touring across Europe or further afield.
Engine & Transmission:
A silky smooth V12 with a swept capacity of 5.7 litres and atmospheric aspiration make for effortless and indulgent performance – the hallmarks of Ferrari’s then flagship V12. The low mileage of this excellent example shows very little signs of age or wear under the bonnet. This power house barks into life with a menacing growl prior to settling to a purposeful idle.
The engine revs freely and the gearbox works very well whether cruising in auto or working the F1 paddle shift system for more spirited involvement.
Wheels, Tyres & Brakes:
The 18″ 5 spoke Ferrari alloys present well and provide superior comfort and ride quality to the optional larger 19″ wheels. They are wrapped in matching Pirelli P-Zero rubber and fitted less than 60 miles ago. They provide an excellent combination of performance and comfort, an ideal fit for this high speed grand tourer.
Red calipers show brightly through the silver spokes and perfectly compliment the Rosso Corsa coachwork above.
First registered in the UK on 17/07/2002 by Maranello Egham, the 575m has remained in the UK ever since. The car has been very well maintained, with the service book completely filled by main dealers and Ferrari specialists at intervals as follows:
16/07/03 – HR Owen – 2,953 Miles
20/07/04 – HR Owen – 4,534 Miles
03/03/05 – HR Owen – 5,450 Miles (Cambelt)
14/06/06 – HR Owen – 6,509 Miles
30/04/07 – DK Engineering – 8,713 Miles
08/07/08 – Maranello Egham – 9,660 Miles (Cambelt)
25/06/09 – Maranello Egham – 12,713 Miles
07/12/11 – DK Engineering – 20,824 Miles (Cambelt)
14/11/12 – Kent High Performance Cars – 21,407 Miles (Clutch)
04/07/14 – Kent High Performance Cars – 21,456 Miles
11/02/15 – Kent High Performance Cars – 21,954 Miles (Cambelt)
01/07/15 – Kent High Performance Cars – 22,187 Miles
20/07/16 – Greypaul Nottingham – 22,381 Miles
10/06/17 – Rardley Motors – 22,575 Miles (Cambelt)
14/06/19 – Maranello Egham – 22,969 Miles
MOT history verifies the cars mileage, with 14 certificates and no major advisories shown throughout its life as well a stack of invoices to outline much of the work the car has been subject to throughout its time on the road.
Presented with the car is the original tan leather folder & book pack as well as the spare key and tracking fob.