To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60 America, of which only 10 will be produced.
“The new car combines our American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving,” said a Ferrari spokesperson.
The decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays homage to another tradition. Just 10 F60 Americas 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.
Essentially an open-top version of the F12 Berlinetta, the F60 America’s bodywork incorporates a restyled nose as well as a diapason design theme running along the flanks, while the ‘aero bridge’ found at the rear of the F12 has been removed all together.
The two roll-hoops are trimmed in leather and are backed by carbon-fibre-trimmed flying buttresses which stretch from behind the cockpit to the rear. The car can be closed with a fabric top, which Ferrari says can be used at speeds of up to 75 mph.
The exterior also adopts the North American Racing Team livery and features special 60th anniversary Prancing Horse badges on the wheelarches.
On the inside, the racing seats feature a stylised American flag motif on the centre of each seat and backrest.
Power comes from the same engine used in the regular F12, a mid-front-mounted V12 that produces 731 bhp and 509 lb ft, enabling the car to complete 0 to 62 mph in a claimed 3.1 seconds.