Say what you want about Ferrari owners, but don't deny that you'd love to be one—especially one like Peter Kalikow. The car collector and loyal Ferrari fan recently had a Superamerica 45 designed, engineered, and built in-house just for him—and only him. Painted in the gorgeous shade of Blu Antille, to match a 1961 400 Superamerica Cabriolet already in his collection, the 45 is one hell of a one off.
Originally tapped to debut at this weekend's Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza, Kalikow's 45 has hit the internet ahead of schedule, showing off some amazing examples of what Ferrari is capable of. The car sports a rotating carbon fiber roof, brushed aluminum accents, and a ton of custom molding and body work. More close-ups will be available after this weekend's Concorso, but until then try not to hate on the dude too hard.
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.