Ferrari has revealed a purpose-built, limited-production model to celebrate the prancing-horse brand's 60th year in North America. The reveal took place at a gala anniversary celebration dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall – right at the heart of Ferrari's major North American market.
FCA chairman and new Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne was in attendance along with other executive and dignitaries, including former Ferrari racer Dan Gurney and Derek Hill, son of the late Phil Hill, who won the 1961 World Driver's Championship in a Ferrari.
With the F60America, Ferrari returns to its '50s-'60s tradition of limited-edition, built-to-order cars. Only 10 cars will be produced – and they've all been spoken for already.
The nature of this limited edition pays homage to an earlier practice. Just 10 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spiders were built for North America at the specific request of the U.S. importer, Luigi Chinetti.
Derived from the F12 Berlinetta, the open-top F60America is powered by Ferrari’s mid-front-mounted V-12 engine, which can accelerate it from 0-to-100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. It features a light fabric top that the company says is usable at speeds of up to 120 km/h.
Its bodywork features the classic blue-and-white North American Racing Team livery, and includes a special Ferrari 60th anniversary Prancing Horse badge on the wheel arches and the tunnel in the cabin.
Leather-trimmed roll-hoops behind the seats lead into carbon-fibre-trimmed flying buttresses that stretch from behind the cockpit to the rear of the car.
An asymmetrical cabin highlights the driver’s area with red trim, while the passenger side is trimmed in black. The instrument panel, tunnel and driver-side door panels are trimmed in composite materials and the racing seats feature a stylized American flag motif.