This is the Ferrari Superamerica 45, a one-off Ferrari that will make its public debut at the Villa d’Este Concours in Italy this weekend.
Commissioned by New York collector Peter Kalikow, the president of a real estate firm, the bespoke creation is designed - and named - to commemorate the 45th anniversary of his first Ferrari purchase.
Ferrari has released few technical details on the car, but it blends elements of the SA APERTA - an extreme open-top version of the current 599 - and the 575M Superamerica.
However, like the 575M Superamerica originally unveiled in 2003, the Ferrari Superamerica 45 gets a novel rotating one-piece roof section. Now made in carbonfibre (instead of the earlier car’s glass) and incorporating a rear screen, it swivels to retract under a carbonfibre boot. The solution is more practical than the fabric soft cover of the SA APERTA; it was designed for light use only.
The Villa d’Este car gets versions of the SA APERTA’s rear buttresses - coloured in the bespoke Blu Antille paint, instead of metallic finish - and double air vents on the front wing. There’s also a unique chrome front grille, plus aluminium A-pillars, wing mirrors and door handles.