This one-off Ferrari 575 GTZ is one of the few Ferrari models Zagato has clothed over the years. The 575 GTZ is based on the 575 Maranello and was ordered by a prominent Japanese collector in 2005 to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary. There was only one model offered for private purchase and no other examples will ever be built again, so this might be the only chance for you to own one. That is, of course, if you have 1.5 million Euros (about $1,950,000 at the current exchange rates) in your pocket.
The 575 GTZ Zagato was built entirely from aluminum and features design cues taken from the 250GT Zagato Coupe, including the trademark ’double bubble’ roof, prominent front and rear fenders, and the big grille. And while the exterior looks amazing, we really do not understand why Zagato opted for that interior color combination.
Under the hood, there is a 5.7 liter V12 engine that delivers a total of 508 HP and sprints the car to an impressive top speed of 203 mph.
You have to wonder if someone’s going to call up Rod Stewart and offer to by the Ferrari Maranello 575 he’s put on sale, if only Rod’ll take a certified check for more than the price and provide the balance in cash to the buyer. The various scams involving Auto Trader listings have left some sellers of higher-end sports cars holding a worthless, forged “certified check” from an out-of-town buyer, even after banks ostensibly vouched for the check’s authenticity and value. But, Stewart is (...) More
One of the biggest highlights of the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza was the world premiere of the Ferrari 575 GTZ, a car specifically built for “gentleman drivers” along the lines of the historic 250 GTZ from 1956. “The launch of the Ferrari 575 GTZ is important for two reasons,” commented Zagato ’s Paolo di Taranto at the exclusive Italian event. “Firstly it marks one of the first coachbuilt cars in recent years to be able to officially be sold using the Prancing Horse badge. Secondly it also (...) More
Following on from the success of privately-entered 550 Maranellos in international GT racing, including a historic class win in the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours, Ferrari has developed its own in-house evolution of the new 575M Maranello, the 575 GTC (where the C stands for Competizione).
The opening Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli 2005 race will take place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari autodrome, Imola. The Italian GT championship will also kick off this weekend with the Ferrari 575 GTC Evoluzione 2005 and the 550 Maranello appearing in the main class and the 360 GTC in the N-GT category.