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Ferrari 599 HGTE

2007 Ferrari 599 GTB FIORANO
VIN. ZFFFC60A370172766
Design by Pininfarina
Engine no.

5,999cc DOHC 48-Valve V12 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
620bhp at 7,600rpm
6-Speed F1 SuperFast Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ceramic Disc Brakes

Introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the 599 GTB Fiorano took its name from Ferrari’s famous test track and was the latest in a succession of models named after places associated with the marque such as Modena and Maranello. Having favored the mid-engined layout for its 12-cylinder road cars from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, Ferrari surprised everyone by introducing the 550 Maranello. The latter’s arrival in 1997 saw the Italian manufacturer return to its tradition of building front-engined V-12 two-seater sports cars, resurrecting a line that had remained dormant since the demise of the 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ in 1974. The 599 was the latest in this noble line that stretched all the way back to the 250GT of the early 1960s. In designing the 599, Ferrari abandoned the tubular steel chassis of the 550/575, adopting a more advanced and lighter all-aluminum chassis of greatly increased stiffness. Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari’s Frank Stephenson, the 599 with its long bonnet, small cabin, raised haunches and aggressive stance seemed the very definition of the term ‘sports car’.

The heart of any Ferrari is its engine, and the 599’s 48-valve, 6.0-litre V12 was a reworked version of that found in the Enzo supercar. Developed as part of Ferrari’s Formula 1 program, the paddle shift gearbox had become a feature of its range-topping sports cars and was available in its latest form for the 599, capable of changing gear in a mere 100 milliseconds. The optional HGTE package, this rare option few 599’s are equipped with is an upgrade that improves the car’s handling, includes a modified set-up with stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings for the Delphi MagneRide magneto-rheological shock absorbers when the manettino is at its sportier settings. The ride height has also been lowered, which lowers the car’s center of gravity. The package also includes optimized tires featuring a compound that offers improved grip. The car’s electronics have also changed. The gearbox’s shifts are faster in high-performance settings, while new engine software improved accelerator response. The exhaust silencer was modified to produce more marked and thrilling sound under hard usage while still delivering just the right comfort levels at cruising speed. The exterior and interior were upgraded with more carbon fiber components and it also includes new 20-inch wheels.

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