Ferrari F60 America (2014) - the US-only open-top F12

Published: 10 October 2014

The new Ferrari F60 America has been unveiled to mark six decades of Ferrari sales in the United States.

Just 10 F60 America models will be produced, all bound for North America. All have been sold to US collectors already.

The open-top F12 Berlinetta will be unveiled this weekend at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall.

Why is Ferrari launching the F60 America?

Over to Maranello. ‘The decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays homage to another great tradition,’ said the company in a statement. ‘Just 10 F60 Americas will be built as was the case, for example, with the 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spider, the open version of the 275 GTB4 that the importer, Luigi Chinetti, specifically requested from Enzo Ferrari for his US clients.’

The F60 is powered by the F12’s regular, front-mid-mounted V12 and Ferrari claims 3.1 seconds in the 0-62mph sprint.

How have they turned the F12 into a convertible?

Lopping the top off an F12 Berlinetta changes the character of the GT coupe somewhat. A large chrome-edged grille is added and extra air intakes for the brakes are new too.

The F60 America has a fabric roof which works at speeds of up to 120kph (70mph). The decapitation brings two new leather-trimmed rollover hoops, leading to carbonfibre-trimmed flying buttresses. The rest of the bodywork is aluminium, not composite.

Those NART colours...

Note also the North American Racing Team (NART) livery, the 60th anniversary Prancing Horse on the wheelarches and duo-tone interior colour scheme, with a red finish for the driver and a more sober black upholstery on the passenger side.

There’s even a US flag motif on each backrest. It’s further proof that Ferrari is hellbent on meeting strong demand from well-heeled collectors all around the world, wanting ever more exclusive special editions and bespoke creations.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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