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UK-supplied in Azzurro Blue with a Crema interior on the 10th October 2002 Options included the Fiorano Handling Pack, carbon fibre bucket seats, and leather top roll Full Ferrari main dealer service history - most recently in February 2019 at Dick Lovett, Swindon With some 14,700 miles the car has been used sparingly by our vendor since purchase in 2009 Only 158 ' 575's were delivered to the UK with the F1 gearbox - the first fitted to a V12 Ferrari With its stylishly uncluttered interior, the front-engined 575 is evocative of Ferrari's great GTs from the past In 1996, Ferrari introduced the 550 Maranello in a bid to revive their fabled line of grand tourers, and the model quickly proved to be an overwhelming success. Six years later, in 2002, the 575M Maranello appeared bringing with it a host of healthy updates adding additional potency to an already incredible car. Increasing the displacement of the V-12 by 250 cubic centimetres to 5748cc, resulted in 508bhp and 434lb/ft of torque, 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and an advertised top speed of 202 mph. The front end was slightly revised with newer headlights, a redesigned air intake and front spoiler, and the weight distribution was improved to 50/50. Two six-speed transmissions were available – a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli’s semi-automatic (electro-hydraulic manual) ‘F1’ gearbox. Further mechanical improvements included bigger brakes and an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspension units are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimise pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds gear shift time). Inside, the interior was modernised and refreshed with an updated dashboard, trim, and steering wheel. First registered on the 10th October 2002 and finished in Azzurro Blue with Crema leather, this 575M was specified from new with the all-important Fiorano Handling Pack, Carbon Fibre bucket seats, a leather top roll and leather-covered fire extinguisher. Our vendor, a regular client at Silverstone Auctions, added the car to his extensive collection in 2009. Having been used sparingly, with small incremental mileage increases, the odometer now shows a warranted 14,700 miles, covered by just five owners from new. The full Ferrari main dealer service history is complemented by the most recent service in February 2019 which included replacing the cambelt at Dick Lovett, Swindon. With sparkling paintwork, factory panel gaps and a superb interior, this 2002 Ferrari presents really well, however, 575s are not just pretty faces, they’re tantalising to drive, with great balance, lots of power and pin-sharp steering. The all-alloy V12 just keeps revving, whilst variable-volume intake and exhaust systems ensure there’s no shortage of torque. So with classic looks, fabulous build quality and stratospheric performance, these are cars that satisfy on every level. *Please note the private registration is not included.