Ferrari 599

Ferrari 599

  The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano debuted in 2006 as a 2007 model in order to replace the 575M Maranello. It is an Italian gran turismo available in GTB Fiorano and GTB Fiorano F1. With an aluminum chassis, body, and powertrain, this 3,726lb sports car is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine producing 611 HP and 448 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual or automated manual.

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum - yeah, he’s not a Los Angeles Laker anymore - is a pretty tall dude at 7’0", but even with all that length, not to mention the bulk of being close to 300 lbs, the 24-year old certainly has a pretty strong affinity for top-of-the-line supercars.

As we previously showed in the last installment of Car and Athlete , athletes with this kind of financial security have become more adept at splurging their dollars on something as insatiably satisfying as a limited edition model. Andrew Bynum fits into this mold because the man is more than just a highly-paid basketball player; he’s got the garage to back it up too.

So have you ever wondered what kind of cars Bynum has in his garage? True to his reputation as one of the most popular auto enthusiasts in the world, Bynum’s list of cars run long and impressive.

Find out what kind of cars Andrew Bynum has tried to fit his seven-foot frame into after the jump.

You know we love hot cars because we write about them all day every day. Well, when we catch hot women driving hot cars, that just makes our trek toward the weekend all the more fun. Mr. Smee150 has blessed both our eyes and ears with a plethora of rather well-built women whipping some just as well put together cars.

This all takes place in Monaco, AKA the land where even a janitor drives a new Audi, in July. The array of cars include a Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster , Ferrari 599 GTO , Ferrari California , Bentley Continental GT , Gemballa Porsche 911 , Maserati Grancabrio , Bentley Azure , Mansory Stallone Ferrari 599 GTB (my personal favorite), and an Aston Martin DBS Volante .

What a list that is. I just wish we could find out who each woman driving each car is and how exactly she got her hands on it. We’d also like to find out which ones are single and would like a strapping young American lad... For, umm, my friend...Yeah! My friend wants to know.

Enjoy!

Every car nut has daydreamed about building a car. Hell, we do on a daily basis, and building one in real life would cost more money than we could ever imagine having in our checking accounts. Let’s suspend reality for a tick here and imagine that someone handed you a blank check and asked for you to build the ultimate supercar.

Well, we are going to go over all of the supercars and lay out what pieces from which cars would come together to create the ultimate supercar Frankenstein. Now, there are some rules here. We have to make sure things are feasible. Things like slapping a W-16 Veyron engine into a Lotus Elise will not work, therefore it flat out can’t be done.

We’ll review our favorites in each of the three major categories — body and chassis, engine, and transmission — and end it all up by giving you our estimated specifications for our new vehicle.

Click past the jump to experience our build.

Now that Ferrari has officially unveiled the F12 Berlinetta , the world has sort of forgotten about the 599 GTB Fiorano , but Kahn Design hasn’t. They created a very cool tuning package based on the "old" GTB.

Their Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 is painted in a nero daytona couture partnered with the a complete aerodynamic package. This package includes new front and rear sections, ceramic brakes, wing shields, an upgraded F1 gearbox, and yellow brake calipers. The tuner also added a new set of 9×21" front and 12×22" Monza forged wheels that can be finished in any color the customer chooses.

As usual, the interior is also highly customizable with a plethora of updates the tuner has at its disposal. They have also thrown in a new set of nero Daytona leather electric sports seats to tie in the exterior.

If you are interested, this Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 can be yours for £88.875, about $140,000 at the current exchange rates.

YouTube member, Marchettino, has been pretty busy these past few days. A couple of days ago, we brought you a video he shot for the upcoming Pagani Zonda R Evo, and now he has headed over to Italy to the famous Fiorano racetrack. This is where he caught the very impressive 599XX Evo - a model that was previously auctioned for an impressive $1.77 million.

All you have to do is watch this video to reaffirm just how cool this car really is, but make sure you turn up the speakers and listen to the loud accelerations and downshifts!

As a reminder, the 599XX EVO is powered by a 6.3 liter V12 engine that delivers an impressive 750 HP at 7000 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque. So, you can only imagine just how amazing this car sounds!

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In their latest joint venture into the tuning world, ADV.1 wheels recently joined forces with SP Engineering to take a standard Ferrari 599 GTB and turn it into one of the most spectacular 599’s we’ve ever seen, with the newly announced 599 GTX .

Riding on incredible ADV15 Track Spec wheels which, as the name suggests, host an awesome 15-spoke design with matte bronze centers and an advanced three-piece construction. Created from forged aluminum, the ADV15 Track Spec wheels and the 599 GTX is set to replace the Novitec Ferrari F430 owned by ADV.1 Head Designer and President, Jordan Swerdloff.

Rather than completely overhauling the Ferrari’s standard, and already impressive 6.0-liter V-12 engine, SP Engineering have installed their GTX bodykit which features a carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts a small spoiler lip with a titanium exhaust system. Finishing off the set up are upgrades to both the suspension system and ECU unit.

Head to the gallery to check out the incredible array of photos released with this launch!

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Ferrari 599XX Evolution

A few weeks ago, we reported that Ferrari will auction off a 599XX Evo with all the proceeds being used to help the victims of the recent Italian earthquake. Now, the company has announced the results of the online auction: an impressive 1.8 million euro ($2.28 million) were raised, with 1.4 million euro ($1.77 million) coming from the sale of the 599XX.

Ferrari hasn’t announced who the lucky client that acquired this impressive model was, but they did announce that it was an American client. The model will come with a plaque signed by Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

"A pole position result: I knew I could count on the big-heartedness of the Ferraristi but they’ve still managed to surprise me once again," declared Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo. "I would like to thank all the clients, collectors and enthusiasts that did their bit. Their bids have sent out a message of warmth and solidarity to the people in our region affected by this tragedy."

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An incredible picture of a Ferrari 599 GTO has already made its way into our ‘Photo of the Week’ a couple of weeks back , and even though the latest addition to our weekly promotion of stunning car photography features the same car, the following GTO shot by Willem Rodenburg showcases Ferrari’s fastest production car from a completely different angle.

Shot in a desolate forest in Brasschaet, Antwerp, Belgium the 599 GTO is showcased from a high-angle which helps to capture the aggressive stance of the car, while the light bursting through the trees directly behind the car help to create one of our very favorite GTO photos.

Being Ferrari’s fastest production car produced to date, and despite the upcoming F70 set to supersede the old Enzo and the 599 GTO, it still produces an impressive 660HP at 8,250 rpm and 457lb-ft of torque thanks to the 6.0-liter V12 engine directly behind the front axle.

As a result, the 599 GTO can launch to 62 mph in less than 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 208 mph.

Be sure to check out Rodenburg’s facebook and flickr pages!

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Now that we’ve got your attention with the following incredible picture of the world’s first Ferrari 599 GTO , let’s have a little look back at the history of the GTO name.

The GTO name dates back to the 60’s when Ferrari released the 250 GTO . This awesome piece of machinery was produced after FIA rules for sports car racing stipulated that at least 100 road-going examples needed to be produced before Ferrari could go racing. However, Ferrari never actually produced 100 250 GTO’s and only ever produced 39 GTO’s. Ferrari got around this by numbering the chassis’ numbers out of sequence. They also produced fake documentation of cars that did not exist.

In 1984, the successor to the 250 GTO was released called the 288 GTO . Unlike the 250 GTO before it, it was mid-engined where the 250 was front-engined. Just like the 250, the road-going version of the 288 GTO was built because the Group B Race Series said that 200 examples needed to be made, before Ferrari could go racing. Sadly, Ferrari abandoned the series before they even took part in a single race. Between 1984 and 1985, a total of 277 were manufactured including 5 special 288 GTO Evoluzione models.

The Ferrari 599 GTO is the third member of the GTO family, and the above picture was taken by Tareq Abuhajjaj in late 2010, and was actually the first ever production 599 GTO to hit the market. Sporting a stunning black paint job, with a selection of red accents including bright red brake calipers and wing mirrors, it’s unquestionably one of the most extreme GTO’s we’ve seen to date.

Featuring an incredibly impressive 6.0-liter V12 engine based upon the unit fitted to the 599XX, the GTO pumps out 660HP at a screaming 8,250rpm and 457lb-ft of torque helping the car launch to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and onto a top speed of over 208 mph.

Thanks to Tareq for letting us use this stunning photo, and be sure to check out his personal website and come back next week for the next ‘Photo of the Week.’

Ferrari 599XX Evolution

On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Northern Italy, leaving behind a number of victims, including Lamborghini , Ferrari , and Maserati who had to stop production because their production plants are just 25 miles away from the center of the quake. Even more detrimental is the fact that 17 people were killed and another 350 were injured) during this natural disaster, but Ferrari is doing what they can to help the victims left behind.

In order to help the victims of the earthquake, Ferrari will hold an auction next week, with the most important unit on the block being a 599XX Evo , the extreme, non-homologated sports berlinetta with a commercial value of €1.3 million (about $1.6 million).

Next to 599XX, the auction will include a number of Formula 1 items, including a V8 engine, racing suits and helmets donated by the Scuderia’s drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, and numerous memorabilia items from the works racing cars from past seasons. The Online Ferrari Store will also dedicate a section to this event, where customers will have the opportunity to purchase auction items, including Prancing Horse watches.


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