You’ve got to love Ferrari’s sense of occasion. To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has created ten built-to-order V12 cabriolets. But they’re not just any cabriolets. The firm calls the end result the Ferrari F60 America, and for the ten people willing to part with wait for it: Â£1.56 million (six-times more than an F12) – and they’re all spoken for, mind you – they’ll be getting one ballistic V12 open-top driving experience.
The car is based on the fixed-roof Ferrari F12, except with a ragtop that needs to be removed if you’re planning to exceed 150kph. With its screaming 545kW 6.3-litre V12 revving to 8 300rpm, getting you to 100kph in an F12-matching 3.1sec, the F60 is capable of exceeding 330kph no problem; so we’re guessing that ragtop will remain stowed for most journeys.
Styling wise, the front of the car is dominated by the classic Ferrari single front grille with chrome finish and big integrated air intakes for the brakes. The cabin’s asymmetrical design highlights the driver’s area with sporty red trim (perhaps a bit too much with the red), while the passenger side is black, inspired by historic Ferrari competition cars.
The cabin trim is swathed in composite materials, and the racing seats also feature a stylised American flag motif on the centre of each seat and backrest. The F60 America’s bodywork is blue with white stripes and that’s because it adopts the classic North American Racing Team livery. The special Ferrari 60th anniversary Prancing Horse badge on the wheelarches also appears on the transmission tunnel in the cabin.
The F60 America will be unveiled at an anniversary celebration gala dinner in Beverly Hills this weekend.