Ferrari’s radical new take on cabriolets sees a rotating roof on the Pininfarina-styled Superamerica.

Ferrari’s radical new take on cabriolets sees a rotating roof on the Pininfarina-styled Superamerica.

The limited edition production car will for the first time show off an innovative rotating roof concept that folds flat in 10 seconds. Called “Revocromico” by its makers, the roof is constructed from carbon fibre.

Industrial materials manufacturer Saint Gobain helped with the development of the electrochromic glass for the roof’s surface. The glass is fitted with five tint levels, allowing the driver to control the level of light entering the cockpit. At the touch of a button, the cockpit can go from light to dark in under one minute.

The glass rear window also doubles as a wind deflector when the roof is stowed away. Unlike conventional convertibles, the boot capacity remains the same whether the roof is open or closed.

Based on the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica will be offered with either a conventional manual gearbox or an F1-style transmission. Maximum power has been boosted to just over 400 kW and the car reaches a top speed of about 320 km/h.

The car can be ordered with Ferrari’s GTC handling package with several hi-tech features including carbon ceramic brakes, a firmer suspension setup and sport exhaust.

It will be unveiled at the Los Angeles and Detroit motor shows early next year.