A Special Projects Ferrari Superamerica 45 convertible commissioned by a New York real estate mogul will be public debut Friday at the 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, making the automotive world a glimpse into how the rich to indulge themselves.
It was custom Ferrari for Peter Kalikow, once described in a magazine profile as “underground man” because he is a former chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Kalikow is also a former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the past owner and publisher of the New York Post. His car collection is said to be worth more than $ 7 million, according to media reports. Kalikow endured a very public bankruptcy in early 1990.
Apparently, times are better for Kalikow, although Ferrari stopped short of saying how much the car will cost or who paid for it. The house was designed by Ferrari design and was built in-house.
Special details include a chrome grille and polished aluminum A-pillars, door mirrors and door handles. The custom Ferrari Superamerica 45 receives a rotating carbon fiber hardtop that includes a rear window. Double vents add character to the front wing.
The Superamerica 45 is painted in Blu Antille “, a color that another important car in the collection of the client’s – 1961 400 Superamerica convertible,” said Ferrari in a statement. The cabin will Cuoio leather upholstery and Blu Scuro carbon fiber accents, and a touch screen infotainment system.
The 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will showcase several other concept cars and prototypes, including the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus P 4 / 5, the 2011 Infiniti Etherea, the 2010 Audi Quattro Concept and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz Concept Shooting Brake .