Revealed back in March at Geneva, the Ferrari 599 HGTE appeared to be much more than just a Fiorano with a set of new 5 spoke rims. Well after some recent testing, the HGTE equipped Ferrari was able to lap the Italian automaker’s Fiorano test track in just 1 minute and 26.5 seconds, only 1.5 seconds slower than the factory tuned F-430 Scuderia . Not bad considering the laws of physics govern the lightweight, mid engine V8 much differently compared to a front engine V12 powered GT car.
The Ferrari 599 HGTE features a modified suspension setup with stiffer springs and a larger rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings to the magnetically controlled dampeners. The ride height has come down, lowering the car’s center of gravity; combined with the revised stiff stuff drastically improves body control. Like any athlete needs good rubber under their feet, so does the HGTE, offering specifically optimized tires made from a much softer compound that offers even better grip.
Are you ready to go Lamborghini hunting in your next 599 GTB Fiorano from Ferrari , well at least with the HGTE you’ll be able to embarrass them when the road turns twisty.