Ferrari debuts bespoke one-off Superamerica 45

Ferrari has rewarded one of its most dedicated customers with his own unique convertible version of the 599.

Ahead of its official debut at the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance in Italy later this week, Ferrari has taken the wraps off of its new Superamerica 45 - an ultra-exclusive droptop that it will only allow one of its best-known collectors to own.

Ferrari rewards its top enthusiasts with the chance to commission their own special edition, a practice that it has done for nearly 45 years. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of noted enthusiast Peter Kalikow's first Ferrari acquisition, the company created a bespoke blue convertible. Swathed in the same Blu Antille as Kalikow's 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica, the new Ferrari features a carbon fiber rotating hardtop with its own built-in rear screen to allow for droptop pleasure driving.

Based on the Ferrari 599, the Superamerica is unique both for its body design and its swivel-away hardtop.

The Superamerica 45 isn't likely to spend much time on the road, but drivers who do catch a glimpse of it will see unique front and rear fascias, special bodywork and body-color accented alloy wheels.

The Superamerica 45 will be displayed this weekend at the Concours d'Elegance on Lake Como in Northern Italy before going into Kalikow's private collection.