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Ferrari North America Celebrates 60 Years

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

To celebrate 60 years selling cars in North America, Ferrari has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced.

If ever there was a candidate for Ferrari Tailor Made, having your F60 America tailored to your specific tastes and needs seems like a perfect excuse for a vacation in northern Italy.

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F60 America is powered by a variation on the 731 horsepower 6.3-liter V12 of the F12berlinetta, mounted front-mid-engine. With all that power shooting through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, F60 America reaches 60 MPH in about three seconds and beyond 100 MPH in just over seven seconds.

Ferrari celebrated its 60th anniversary in the USA with a lineup of musical performances, a thrilling auction, limited-edition car reveal, and a boisterous spectacle of fireworks behind a scenic Beverly Hills backdrop on Saturday night.

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Mayor Lili Bosse opened the evening with a proclamation declaring the commencement of the festivities for Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in Beverly Hills.

Auctioneer David Gooding brought the guests to their feet as he auctioned the first of 499 examples of the newest 458 Speciale A. The car sold for $900,000 with proceeds benefitting “Daybreak,” the American branch of the Italian charity whose mission for nearly 25 years has been to advance research towards a cure for rare genetic diseases.

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Following Saturday night’s black-tie gala at Beverly Hills City Hall, Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations culminated in California with a historic display on Rodeo Drive of 60 of the most iconic Prancing Horses ever assembled.

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The namesake California lineage, from the 250 GT California to the new California T, graced the palm tree-lined streets in a parade escorting Ferrari Executives including, John Elkann, Chairman of FCA, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA and Chairman of Ferrari, Amedeo Felisa, CEO of Ferrari, and Piero Ferrari, Vice Chairman of Ferrari.

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