“I want a Dodge Viper… but not American!”

What sort of driver desires the Ferrari 575M? Regular Car Reviews attempts to figure that out when it gets some seat time in an example from 2004. And they’ve concluded that if you have one of these in your garage then your house also has a study. That’s probably true.

Ferrari built the 575M from 2002 through 2006. Over 2,600 examples were built, with each one packing a 5.7-liter V12 engine under the hood. Of that run, the majority were “standard” 575M variants, while another 559 folding-roof Superamerica’s were offered late in the lifecycle of the car. Most of these are fitted with Ferrari’s F1 automated manual gearbox. There are some with a six-speed manual though, but these are quite rare.

That V12 engine produces 508 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. And, despite the 4,085-pound curb weight, the 575M could crest the 200 mph mark. Still, the 4.2-second 0-60 mph run leaves it as merely “fine” by today’s quick-car standards. Especially when a lot of full-size sedans can dip below the four-second mark. But they don’t have the lines of the Ferrari… and the 575M holds up today.