The front mid-engined Ferrari F60 America is basically an open-top roofless version of the fixed-roof F12 Berlinetta. The F60 America is a limited edition model commemorating the 60th anniversary of Ferrari selling cars in North America.
The F60 is propelled forwards and backwards by a 6.3 litre (yes, that’s the right way round) V12 engine and this exotic Ferrari power-plant produces 509lb ft of torque and can zip from 0-62mph in just 3.1 seconds via its 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. And that 6.3 litre engine can produce a mighty 730bhp with a top speed of over 200mph as well.
Although based on the F12, surprisingly the F60 America doesn’t share a single aluminium panel with its hard-topped cousin. This re-engineering of the body in comparison to the F12 has produced some less than subtle – but refined nonetheless – differences, for example the rear tail lights now sit prominent rather than flush and the front grille bears a resemblance more like that of the California. There is also the addition of new side vents.
Only ten examples of this supercar will ever be produced and in a change to Ferrari tradition, all the cars have been produced in blue with a white stripe rather than the usual Italian Rosso Corsa red. The blue and white is in fact in homage to the North American Racing Team (NART) cars from 1964.
Although Ferrari raced in Rosso Corsa red for the most part, the NART team raced the last two races of 1964’s F1 World Championship in blue and white as a protest relating to ongoing arguments between Ferrari and the Italian Racing Authorities regarding homologation of Ferrari’s new mid-engined racing car.
The interior colour scheme is a different matter though entirely, with black leather and shiny Italian racing red everywhere. It looks sophisticated and smart, but I wonder how practical all that shiny red will be on a bright sunny day.
While the F12’s had a starting price of £238,938 the Ferrari F60 has a single cost of a staggering £1.56 million. But before you check your bank balance, all models have already been snapped up and Ferrari say there is no chance that any more will appear in the future.
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