2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45 – Click above to view video after the jump

It's a real shame that Ferrari is only building one Superamerica 45, because the car is gorgeous. Besides the lovely Blu Antille paint, the flying buttresses that mold the roof structure into the rear bodywork, and the body-colored wheels, this thing has one of the slickest roof mechanisms out there.

Hit a button, and the lid on the 599 GTB Fiorano-based roadster does a full backflip, executing a perfect landing on the car's rear deck. It's quick and sleek, and really helps sell the entire package. Like we said earlier, the Superamerica 45 is a one-off, built especially for collector Peter Kalikow.

Kalikow commissioned the car to be a modern version of the 1961 Ferrari Superamerica 400 that graces his collection. Color us envious. Check out the video after the jump.

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      Peter T
      • 4 Years Ago
      haha, it literally flipped its lid, i was kinda expecting something more...
      • 4 Years Ago
      to me it looks like a pontiac solstice and a corvette mated and had a superamerica baby...
      • 4 Years Ago
      It can hardly be called ingenious, but it is very nicely done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow thats awesome. wish i could afford that!
      Brandon Bosch
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wonder how fast you can drive while doing that? Haha
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey Ferrari, the early 90's called and said they want their wheels back. Something about it being a temporary loan for nostalgia's sake and all that. Anyway, you guys might want to think about sending them back and creating a more contemporary look....or at least something from the early 00's. Just a thought..
        • 4 Years Ago
        ferrari did not design the wheels, it was designed by the buyer
      • 4 Years Ago
      people will really always find something to complain about, I think it looks great, also why cant other manufacturers use that system it seems to save a lot of space in the trunk, seems simple enough as well...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here is the plan we gonna copy the corvette design and shape, tweak it a little throw in our engine, then just for fun call it the Superamerica and sell for 10X more than the similar looking and performing corvette that we originally stole the design from. Genius (Evil Laughter) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks good, like any Ferrari, but does it look good compared to the pictured cars (at least the first 4 from the left) )in the background? i think they should go back to their roots and start building beatifull cars again. form follows function is a nice thing but, i don't really care if a car laps the ring 5 seconds slower if it looks like sex
      T REXX
      • 4 Years Ago
      seems to be a quick easy solution.. not buying the car for it's pop-top
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful eh? Someone needs to evaluate their opinion of a beautiful car. @joe - Haha. That's being a bit too nice about it eh? Even a Supra looks better than that thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully he will show it at the Greenwhich Concours or at the Italian food and Wine Festival in Saratoga Springs. Would love to see this in real.
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