Unveiled to the public at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, Special Projects Ferrari Superamerica 45, a unique one off was commissioned by private collector Peter Kalikow to celebrate 45 years since he first became a Ferrari client. The Supermerica 45 was styled internally by Ferrari Design and engineered and built in house. Peter Kalikow a New York billionaire, real estate tycoon and former owner of the New York Post also owns another coachbuilt Ferrari made by Pininfarina, the 612 Kappa.

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The Ferrari Superamerica 45 is based on the 599 GTB Firano. Embedded below is a video showing the action of the carbon-fibre rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen and a rotating mechanism similar to the that adopted on the 575-based Superamerica.The boot had to be redesigned entirely to accommodate the roof when open.

 

 

Kalikow has the car finished in an exclusive Blu Antille color, to go with his 1961 400 Superamerica cabriolet nr. 2331SA. The rich do get their way!

Design cues distinguishing it from the 599′s would be twin air vents on the front wings, the rear buttresses that flow into the rear wheel arches and incorporate the rear quarter lights, and body coloured wheels with a contrasting diamond finish to the spokes. The Ferrari Superamerica 45 also features a specific chromed front grille and special burnished aluminium A-pillars, wing mirrors and door handles.

The interior is another area of exquisite personalisation, with a carefully selected combination of Cuoio leather trim and Blu Scuro carbon fibre details and a latest-generation touch-screen infotainment system.

Blue Antille it maybe, but all we’re feeling right now is the color of envy.

NEW FERRARI SPECIAL PROJECTS ONE-OFF TO DEBUT AT VILLA D’ESTE

Maranello, 19 May 2011 – New York collector and Ferrari enthusiast Peter Kalikow visited the factory to take delivery of his Special Projects Ferrari Superamerica 45, a unique one-off model. Styled internally by Ferrari Design and engineered and built in-house, the car was specified by Mr Kalikow to celebrate 45 years since he first became a Ferrari client and will make its public debut on the 20th of May at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza.

The design is bespoke, featuring a carbon-fibre rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen. The boot is entirely new to house the roof when open, and is now in carbon-fibre with a design optimised to reduce drag and increase rear downforce.

The rear buttresses are body-coloured, integral with the rear wheelarches, and incorporate rear quarterlights. The side view is further distinguished by double air vents on the front wing. The Ferrari Superamerica 45 also features a specific chromed front grille and special burnished aluminium A-pillars, wing mirrors and door handles.

The Superamerica 45 is finished in an exclusive Blu Antille, a colour that matches another important car in the client’s collection – a 1961 400 Superamerica cabriolet nr. 2331SA. The wheels are body-coloured with a contrasting diamond finish to the spokes. The roof and other carbon-fibre elements of the bodywork – front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser – are in a special contrasting darker blue, a theme that is carried over to the cockpit which features dark blue carbon-fibre dash trim and driver zone.

The interior is another area of exquisite personalisation, with a carefully selected combination of Cuoio leather trim and Blu Scuro carbon fibre details and a latest-generation touch-screen infotainment system.