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2004 Ferrari 575 M

$88,210 — $140,762 USED
Coupe
2 Seats
13 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance
  • Handling
  • Heritage
  • Appearance

The Bad

  • Price
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance costs
  • Limited dealer network
  • Difficult entry and exit

What to Know

about the 2004 Ferrari 575 M
  • Classic styling
  • 515-hp V-12
  • Formula One-style transmission operation
  • Skyhook suspension
  • Variety of options

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Ferrari’s classically styled coupe is unchanged for the 2004 model year. Introduced late in the 2002 season, the 575M Maranello succeeded the 550 Maranello. The “M” in the model name designates a modified version.

The two-passenger coupe now uses a front-mounted 5.8-liter V-12 engine rated at 515 horsepower, whereas the 550 Maranello had a 485-hp, 5.5-liter V-12. In addition to larger displacement, the current engine operates with higher compression.

The sequential transmission uses Formula One-style electrohydraulic control, with levers at the back of the steering wheel to change gears. This was the first such installation on a V-12 road car. Drivers can select regular or Sport shifting, in automatic or low-grip mode.

Unveiled at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show, the rear-wheel-drive 575M Maranello looks very similar to its predecessor but sports a different interior with wraparound leather-upholstered seats. A Skyhook suspension is similar to the one employed on current Maserati models.



Exterior
The 575M Maranello exhibits a classic sports-car profile that is centered around its long-hood and short-deck shape. An eggcrate-style grille sits low in the front, and side gills are visible behind the front wheels. Similar design elements have been seen on various models from the Italian sports-car maker.

Ferrari says the 575M Maranello has “balanced and sober looks [that deliver the] status of an instant classic.” Front air intakes get a differe...
Vehicle Overview
Ferrari’s classically styled coupe is unchanged for the 2004 model year. Introduced late in the 2002 season, the 575M Maranello succeeded the 550 Maranello. The “M” in the model name designates a modified version.

The two-passenger coupe now uses a front-mounted 5.8-liter V-12 engine rated at 515 horsepower, whereas the 550 Maranello had a 485-hp, 5.5-liter V-12. In addition to larger displacement, the current engine operates with higher compression.

The sequential transmission uses Formula One-style electrohydraulic control, with levers at the back of the steering wheel to change gears. This was the first such installation on a V-12 road car. Drivers can select regular or Sport shifting, in automatic or low-grip mode.

Unveiled at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show, the rear-wheel-drive 575M Maranello looks very similar to its predecessor but sports a different interior with wraparound leather-upholstered seats. A Skyhook suspension is similar to the one employed on current Maserati models.



Exterior
The 575M Maranello exhibits a classic sports-car profile that is centered around its long-hood and short-deck shape. An eggcrate-style grille sits low in the front, and side gills are visible behind the front wheels. Similar design elements have been seen on various models from the Italian sports-car maker.

Ferrari says the 575M Maranello has “balanced and sober looks [that deliver the] status of an instant classic.” Front air intakes get a different shape and size, and a fresh treatment is used for the front spoiler. A restyled headlight cluster uses a xenon high-intensity-discharge system for its low beams.

Built on a wheelbase that measures only 98.4 inches, the 575M Maranello is 179.1 inches long overall. Measuring just above 50 inches tall, the two-seater is still an easy car to enter and exit. Five-spoke alloy wheels hold 18-inch tires, but 19-inch rubber is available.


Interior
Both occupants of the 575M Maranello can luxuriate in wraparound seats upholstered in leather. Both the driver and passenger should be able to reach the climate and audio controls with ease because they’re mounted in the center of the dashboard. Storage space is limited, but a cargo shelf behind the seats supplements the 6.5-cubic-foot trunk.

Options include racing seats with a carbon frame and leather upholstery, four-point safety harnesses, a Fiorano handling package, a roll bar, a navigation system, a 200-watt stereo and Pininfarina-designed luggage.


Under the Hood
Mounted up front, the 5.8-liter V-12 engine yields 515 hp at 7,250 rpm and 434 pounds-feet of torque at 5,250 rpm. The six-speed-manual transmission can be controlled via levers at the back of the steering wheel. On the console, the driver can select either regular or Sport shifting, which affects suspension damping. The driver can also choose between automatic or low-grip modes. The 575M Maranello can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and can reach a claimed top speed of 202 mph.

Safety
Brembo brakes have four-piston calipers with an antilock feature and traction control. Side-impact airbags are not available.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 575 M received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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