Ferrari has been selling delicate, aggressive and beautiful cars with the Prancing Horse emblazoned across the hood for 60 years here in the United States. From legendary machines like the 250 GTO, to modern marvels like the Ferrari FF, the Italian company has been showing the world what a supercar should be. Now to celebrate this milestone of six decades, Ferrari has created an ultra-limited model exclusively for its American customers. Dubbed the Ferrari F60America, this special edition machine comes with a V-12 engine, no roof and a price tag of $2.5-million.

The car is based on the most powerful GT car that Ferrari currently sells, the F12 Berlinetta. The 6.3-liter carries on unchanged, but visually the car has received a very thorough overhaul. Every piece of this car’s design has been created to pay homage to the previous 60 years of Ferrari heritage. Only ten of these cars are being produced, a nod to the 10 GTS4 NART Spiders that Ferrari imported for US customers on the request of Luigi Chinetti. Luigi Chinetti was the founder of Ferrari’s North American Racing Team, and the white stripe across the exterior of the car pays tribute to the team’s preferred livery.

This is easily one of the most limited and sought after Ferrari models in decades. As such, all 10 models were already sold before the car was even announced.

Updated 01/25/2016: The first out of ten F60 American units was delivered during this weekend during the 25th annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Ferrari F60America.

  • 2015 Ferrari F60America
  • Year:
    2015
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • 0-60 time:
    3.1 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    210 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    1000000 (Est.)
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Exterior

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While the front end looks incredible, the tail looks a little frumpy.

The overall design of the F60 still maintains the proportions of the sexy F12 coupe it is based on, but it adds a dash of excitement and visual aggression with a completely revised front end. The nose dips a little lower and comes to a subtle point, while the gaping mouth fish from the F12 has been abolished, replaced with a grin worthy of the Chesire Cat. Under that new smile is a sharper front lip with some lovely molded intakes that look to funnel air to the brakes. The hood features new vents, and the interesting “flying buttress” air channel near the A-pillar is now gone.

The rear end has been completely altered as well. While the front end looks incredible, the tail looks a little frumpy. New sculpting and vents in the rear bumper make the back look a bit like a grumpy frog. Seriously, just imagine a big frog scowling at you. A new duckbill style rear spoiler sits across the rear, adding a touch of sportiness, and the massive rear diffuser should help keep things planted at speed.

Of course, the biggest change is the loss of the car’s roof. Instead of a piece of aluminum across the top, the F60 features miles of open air, and the rear window has been replaced with a set of carbon and leather roll hoops that features extended sections that travel all the way to the tail of the car. These help to elongate the car and make it appear a little lower. Now this isn’t some sort of fancy convertible top, this car is a truly open air vehicle. Your only protection from the elements comes in the form of a light fabric “top” that can be placed across the top, but be sure to watch your speed. Ferrari says the cloth panel will only hold to 75 mph or so.

Interior

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The passenger seat is black, but the driver’s seat is actually made from hide colored red.

The interior receives nearly as many special features and design touches as the outside did. The thin carbon-backed racing buckets each come covered in leather and feature a stripe running up the center that is white at the bottom and finished with a bright blue at the top that matches the exterior paint of the car. The passenger seat is black, but the driver’s seat is actually made from red leather. This is another homage to the racing machines of Ferrari’s past. More than the seat, Ferrari has done the entire driver’s cockpit in red. The center console and main dash assembly are painted in gloss red paint, the bottom of the squared steering wheel has red leather, and the door panel is almost completely red.

Drivetrain

Despite the complete visual overhaul for this special edition, Ferrari has decided to leave the running gear completely untouched. That means that each of the 10 new owners of the F60 have access to a 6.3-liter V-12 that dumps 730 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The zero to 60 sprint is quoted at 3.1 seconds; no top speed has been given, but we expect it to be considerably less than the closed-top F12’s 225 mph.

Prices

The honor of being one of the 10 new owners of an F60America is rumored to be a mind-blowing $2.5-million.

Competitors

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

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The Aventador Roadster might not be as exclusive as the F60America, but its incredible output and speed should more than make up for that. Also powered by a naturally aspirated V-12, this time around displacing 6.5 liters, the Aventador comes with 700 horsepower and 508 pound-feet on tap. Although it’s slightly less powerful than the Ferrari, the Aventador is actually quicker, needing three seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start, which makes it a tenth-second quicker. Its top speed is also impressive at 217 mph. Pricing for the Aventador Roadster starts from around $450,000 and, unlike the F60America, it’s no limited to only 10 examples.

Find out more about the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster here.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

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While faster than the F60America, the Aventador doesn’t have the grand tourer configuration. If that bothers you, then there’s always the V12 Vantage S Roadster’ It’s not as powerful as the Ferrari, but it’s as classy as British grand tourers get and it also comes with a naturally aspirated V-12 under the hood. The unit in question displaces 6.0 liters and cranks out 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. Granted, it’s nearly a full second slower than the F60America at 3.9 seconds and top speed is of "only" 201 mph, but the looks, the noise, and the experience are on its side. Its interior feels a bit dated, but at least it’s significantly more affordable at around $200,000.

Read more about the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster here.

Conclusion

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While it would have been nice to see Ferrari throw a few performance upgrades at the F60America, with a 730 horsepower V-12 engine it doesn’t really need any more thrust.

There may not be any more speed, but thanks to a complete alteration of the exterior and interior designs, the F60 did get a huge dose of style and panache over its hard-topped sibling. With a host of visual cues borrowed from Ferrari’s past, the F60 seems like the perfect way to celebrate a historic milestone for a historic brand.

  • Leave it
    • * Still no manual transmission option
    • * No increase in performance over base F12
    • * Worthless "tent" for a roof that is only good to 75 mph

Press Release

To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60 America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines our American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving – and is being unveiled tomorrow evening at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall.

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The decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays homage to another great 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.

The F60 America is powered by Ferrari’s award-winning mid-front-mounted V12 which enables the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.

Powerfully muscular, the car is clothed in beautifully sculpted and exceptionally balanced volumes, honed, as ever, strictly to aerodynamic requirements in line with the marque’s DNA.

The F60 America’s personality is instantly clear from its flanks which are characterised by an innovative diapason design theme. The front of the car is dominated by the classic Ferrari single front grille with chrome finish and integrated air intakes for the brakes.

Two leather-trimmed roll-hoops are backed by carbon-fibre-trimmed flying buttresses which stretch from behind the cockpit to the rear, imbuing the elegant harmonious forms of the tail with a sense of movement.

The F60 America can be closed with a light fabric top usable at speeds of up to 120 km/h.

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The cabin’s asymmetrical design highlights the driver’s area with sporty red trim, while the passenger side is black, inspired by the historic Ferrari competition cars. The cabin trim is exclusive with the dash, tunnel and door panels on the driver’s side all swathed in composite materials. The racing seats also feature a stylised American flag motif on the centre of each seat and backrest.

The F60 America’s bodywork adopts the classic North American Racing Team livery, and the special Ferrari 60th anniversary Prancing Horse badge on the wheelarches also appears on the tunnel in the cabin.

The wonderfully elegant and unique F60 America has entranced US collectors and all 10 examples are already spoken for.

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