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Monday, May 17, 2021

Here're the Maranello's long snouted species of the 1990s to early 2000s

Everyone knows that Ferrari, the Italian premium car brand has always produced high-performance and classy automotive products since it was first founded in 1947 by Enzo Ferrari. Sometimes in the process of developing a car model, the Maranello-based automotive manufacturer involves famous figures in the racing world.
Ferrari 550 Maranello (left) posed along with its successor Ferrari 575M Maranello (right). (Picture from: Forza-Mag.com)
This was noted to have been done by Ferrari in the 1990s, when Luca di Montezemollo as CEO of Ferrari wanted to revive the long-nosed model with the V12 engine that had been produced and was successful in the past. For this reason, the Italian premium car manufacturer took a German famous  Formula-1 racer, Michael Schumacher in the development of the mentioned  high-performance road car.
Ferrari 550 Barchetta (left) posed along with its successor Ferrari 575M Superamerica (right). (Picture from: SentimentalShop)
To realize the mentioned sports car into reality, then Ferrari submitted the project to Pininfarina, one of the Italian leading coachbuilders. So then in 1996, here was born a sports car named the Ferrari 550 Maranello Grand Tourer with a design that was said to be very thick, inspired by the legendary figure of the Ferrari 275 GTB.
Ferrari 550 Maranello powered by a front mounted 5,474cc V12 engine coupled with 6-speeds manual transmission system. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
The model's name referred to the 5.5-litres total engine displacement in decalitres and dedicated to the town of Maranello, home to the Ferrari headquarters and factory. The power of the sports car comes from a front mounted 5,474cc V12 engine coupled with 6-speeds manual transmission system, which said to be burst of power of 384 hp and able to make the car accelerates from rest to 100 kph in just 4 seconds.
Ferrari 550 Barchetta is made to be the spyder version in the 2000. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Not only the coupe-style sports cars ever built during 1996 to 2001, it turns out that Pininfarina also made the spyder version in 2000 and called the Ferrari 550 Barchetta. During its production period there're 3,083 units of the Ferrari 550 Maranello had been built and the 550 Barchetta of 448 units. And among the many Ferrari 550 Maranello produced, there are some special units that were once owned by famous people.
Ferrari 575M Maranello is made as an all-around improved car version (modificata in Ferrari parlance) of the 550, rather than an all-new construction one. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Like the black colored Ferrari 550 Maranello of 2000 was once owned by the late Eddie Van Halen, a rock star since 2008. Due to the rock star has a hobby of racing and of course his 550 car has several changes to the wheels, racing seats and has been equipped with a roll cage. to be adapted to his hobby. And when it was going to be auctioned at the end of 2020, the car had traveled as far as approximately 28,000 km such recorded on its odometer.
Ferrari 575M Superamerica was the 575M Maranello coupé variants featured with a retractable hardtop. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Although the Ferrari 550 Maranello has successfully entered the production line of the prancing horse logoed car manufacturer, there are a number of Ferrari inner circles who still feel that the design of this car has not met expectations and needs a design refresh. So in 2002, Pininfarina revised the design to its performance. Then the Ferrari 575M Maranello was born 
 
Although the Ferrari 550 Maranello has successfully entered the production line of the prancing horse logoed car manufacturer, there are a number of Ferrari's inner circles who still feel that the car's design has not met expectations and needs a refreshment. So in 2002, Pininfarina revised the design to its performance, and the Ferrari 575M Maranello was born, in which the 575 model number refers to total engine displacement in centiliters, whilst the 'M' is an abbreviation of modificata ("modified").
Indeed the car was an all-around improved car version (modificata in Ferrari parlance), rather than an all-new construction and powered by a larger 5.75-litre version of the F133 engine. Aside from the redesigned interior, using a larger and more powerful engine, it turns out that updates from the 550 that were later installed on the 575M included substantial mechanical improvements, such larger brake discs, improved weight distribution, refined aerodynamics and fluid-dynamics along with an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspensions are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimize pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds shift time).
For 2005, the company released a GTC handling package and a Superamerica version (the coupé variants with a retractable hardtop), along with raising the power from 508 hp to 533 hp. The Ferrari 575M Maranello was produced in between 2002 to 2006 with a total of 2,056 units, including 246 units with manual transmission. Meanwhile, the Superamerica model was produced by Ferrari as many as 559 units

Who was the lucky famous rich person ever had the Ferrari 575M Maranello? Eminem, the world famous rapper is listed as one of the lucky persons who owns the Ferrari 575M Maranello to become one of the exotic car collections in his manor. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARI | WIKIPEDIA | FORZA-MAG | SENTIMENTALSHOP ]
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