Ferrari Superamerica 45 Drops Top, Revs Engine

We already covered the Ferrari Superamerica 45 in a post that preceded its big debut at Villa d’Este, but we had yet to see that quick-opening roof in action, or hear its V12 engine rev to its heart contempt.

All that’s about to change, as this sexy-looking supercar has been caught on film by a couple of YouTube users, who were kind enough to share it with the rest of the world.

The first video shows the one-off parked next to a Rolls Royce when it drops its top in the blink of an eye, without ever showing any preventions of shyness. This must be one of, if not the, fastest-opening hardtops we’ve ever seen, and its very impressive to see how it neatly stores over the boot of the car.

The only niggle we have with the Superamerica is that, should it ran and the top is down, you’re going to have to find a way of getting rid of the water if you don’t want it dumped on your head as you turn it back into a coupe.

The Superamerica 45 is an one-off made for Peter Kalikow, a Ferrari collector from New York, to celebrate his 45 years of Prancing Horse ownership. The Ferrari Superamerica 45 is styled internally by Ferrari Design. Engineered and built in-house on the 599’s Platform, the Superamerica 45 recently made its public debut on the May 21st, at Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza 2011 this weekend.

The biggest change over the standard 599 is the carbon-fiber rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen. In the front, the Ferrari Superamerica 45 also features a specific chromed front grille, special burnished aluminum A-pillars, wing mirrors and door handles have also been added, matching the color combination on the wheels.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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