Ferrari produced just 246 F575’s with a manual gearbox. The HGTC package was even a more rarefied option with only 98 Factory produced cars.
Only 8 Ferrari 575’s came with both the gated 6 speed manual gearbox and HGTC package, making them amongst the lowest production Ferraris of all time.
The HGTC package is greater than the sum of its parts, like cars such as the Porsche 964RS, the result on the road and track are subtle until you stretch the car and find a depth of capability in chassis, steering and braking that defines the car as an all-time great.
There are many subtle improvements such as the use of titanium in the less muted HGTC exhaust system, where the rear silencers are 50% percent lighter than a standard 575.
The Brembo Ceramic brakes are controlled by six piston calipers at the front, the front discs are 15.7 inches, filling the 19-inch wheels and still 14.2 inches for the rear braking.
The suspension which is damped by the reliable and proven Mannesman- Sachs shock absorbers has been stiffened upfront by 35% and 15% on the rear.
The rear anti roll bar has been redesigned to give over 70% more stiffness and control.
On the road, the car drives as a GT should with incredibly communicative steering and a planted yet compliant ride. On track, well this front engine V12 outshone the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale.
This 575 HGTC manual finished in Grigio Titanio with contrasting Cuiuo leather interior is entirely original, accident free with all exterior metal panels being 1st paint.
Nicely optioned with Sat Nav, centre console tray and factory uprated stereo and leather rear parcel shelf.
The car was 1st registered in Italy and in 2012 went into a private collection in Germany before it was bought by its current titled owner in 2015.
During his ownership the car has been serviced annually to schedule and benefits from having it soft touch switchgear and handles resurfaced with correct laser etched symbols.
The wheels have been refurbished but have never been kerbed or damaged. 4 new Pirellis tyres have recently been fitted.
The car has PPF applied to the front bumper and headlights.
The car comes with all its books, keys, fobs, and covers.