While the internet gets excited about potential for a hardcore Ferrari F12, we look back at the 661bhp 599 GTO
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One-off Ferrari Superamerica 45
This is the latest palpitation of Ferrari’s
Atelier Ferrari service – the Superamerica 45.
on a standard 599, its bespoke bodywork was specced by New York real estate
magnate and Fez collector, Peter Kalikow, and
includes a rotating hard-top. Just like the Renault Wind. Only made out of
Save for the bespoke roof, matching carbon boot into which it can collapse and some stodgy b-pillars, it’s not massively different from the
production 599. There’s an aluminium a-pillar trim here, chrome front grill
there and a set of new wing mirrors inbetween. Oh, and that somewhat turgid WKD
It was painted thus to mach Kalikow’s other Blue Antile Fez – a 1961 Ferrari
400 Superamerica. Marnaello’s paintsmith’s set off the unique hue by finishing
its lower exterior appendages in a slightly darker shade, then splashing some
colour onto its diamond-cut wheels. Inside, dark blue carbonfibre trim and
instrumentation clashes wildly with ‘cuoio’ brown leather trim.
isn’t Kalikow’s first go at customizing a Ferrari: in 2006 he commissioned
Pininfarina to create the 612 Kappa, which is based on a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
Tweaks were modest and included gentle reshaping of the bodywork, Enzo rear
lights, chrome headlight bezels and a photovoltaic sunroof, allowing manual
adjustment of its tint.
Want to get up close? It’ll be at the 2011 Villa d’Este Concorso
d’Eleganza in Italy on May 21 (along with all these incredible cars).