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.

Ferrari may have just unveiled the 599 GTB HGTE 60F1 special edition, but the ultimate 599 is and will always remain the GTO version. It is powered by a V12 engine delivering a total of 670 HP at 8250 rpm with a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 6500 rpm. It rockets the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.35 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 208 mph.

Now, with such illustrative numbers, the sound coming out of that powerful engine should be music to anyone’s ears. As luck would have it, someone spotted a very cool 599 GTO this past weekend at Motor4Toys, a charity car show for the Christmas holiday. And the driver was kind enough to allow one of the guests of the show to record a walkaround of the car, along with the revving sounds of the engine! Enjoy!

The Ferrari 599 has been making a lot of news lately, particularly as far as its eventual successor is concerned. Now that the supercar is on its last legs, Ferrari has decided to roll out a number of special edition models, including the 599XX Evolution and the GTB HGTE 60F1 . Now, before the 599 get its swan song, German tuning company Wheelsandmore has prepared a send-off program for the Italian exotic. And true to their reputation as one of the best in the business, Wheelsandmore knocked this one out of the park.

Dressed in a spectacular Yellow and Black finish, the 599 GTO was given a new set of 21" three-piece handcrafted 6Sporz² ultralight forged wheels that bear the same colors as that of its body and are then wrapped in Hankook S1Evo tires. Wheelsandmore also tinkered with the supercar’s suspension, installing a hydraulic liftable suspension that can be activated with just a push of a remote control button. What this does is lift the front axle up around 1.18" to allow the 599 GTO to clear any sort of road obstacles or steep gateways that would otherwise mess up the car’s set-up.

Finally, there’s the performance upgrade, which is really the heart of Wheelsandmore’s entire program for the 599 GTO. Thanks to a remapped ECU and new handcrafted stainless steel exhausts with remote-able valve flaps, Wheelsandmore successfully added more power to the supercar’s monstrous V12 engine. From the standard output of 670 horsepower and 457 lb/ft of torque, the 599 GTO now boasts of a spanking 715 horsepower and 490 lb/ft of torque.

Saying goodbye to a car like the Ferrari 599 GTO is never easy. But thanks to Wheelsandmore, we now have one final tuning program for the Italian supercar that we can enjoy.

Ferrari is saying goodbye to one of their amazing vehicles with one last special edition, and no, we’re not talking about the 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution . Fresh off of the announcement of the Evolution is another special edition, this time specifically for the 599 GTB . The new Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 60F1 was built to celebrate the 60 years since Froilan Gonzalez and the 375 F1 gave the Scuderia its very first victory ever in the Formula World Championship in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. It is based on the powerful HGTE version and was created as part of the exclusive Tailor Made Programme.

The 599 GTB HGTE 60F1 will combine colors and materials inspired by the vehicles driven by Froilan Gonzalez on July 14, 1951 and Fernando Alonso on July 10, 2011. Customers will get to choose between three different liveries, but they will also be able to opt for a reduced body roll for a stiffer ride, sharper cornering, improved road-holding combined with superbly easy control, and an interior inspired by the two legendary vehicles.

UPDATE 04/12/12: YouTube user Brian Zuk managed to spot a Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 60F1 up close and personal at a Ferrari dealership in San Francisco, California. It certainly goes without saying that this particular 599 GTB special edition model is one of the most desirable limited run Ferrari models in recent history. Check out the video after the jump!

Hit the jump to read more about the Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 60F1.

In early 2011, we saw what Anderson Germany could do when they put their hands on a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano . Impressive, to say the least.

But it turns out, they’ve got more up their sleeves with the Italian super car, particularly a refreshed interior that’s a lot flashier than what was done the first time around.

The exterior look of the car remains virtually the same, specifically the Hamann carbon fiber bodykit that was fitted to go with a plush new set of 21" glossy black wheels with red trim. Inside the car is where it’s a lot different. While the previous version came with a black/red interior, the new project has been dressed with a combination of quilted red leather and black carbon leather that’s further accentuated by matching red stitching. To ensure that the Ferrari supercar is as light as it can be, Anderson Germany also provided some carbon fiber on the gear shift, door handles, door sills, and center console.

Under the hood, Anderson Germany increased the output of the 599 GTB Fiorano from the version they released in March 2011. Thanks to a new ECU software and a custom sports exhaust system, the German tuning company managed to ratchet up the output of the Ferrari’s 6.0-liter V12 engine to 674 horsepower - FYI: the first version hit 650 horsepower - up from the standard model’s 620-horsepower output.

Ferrari SA Aperta

If Ferrari considers themselves an automaker with exclusive clientele, they do so knowing that despite catering to a relatively small market, the people who buy Ferraris are a loyal and well-spending bunch.

The problem isn’t so much as the supply of the cars as it is the demand it generates. And apparently, a lot of Ferrari enthusiasts are chirping about not getting their hands on some of the latest special edition models, especially after the small run of 80 Ferrari SA Apertas were sold out before many had the chance to get their hands on one. This became such an issue that it has prompted Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo to think about opening an exclusive club for these die-hard fellas.

"I do not want our faithful collectors to miss the opportunity to buy one of our special series," he said to Auto News.

The whole point of this ultra-exclusive club is to give its members the right of first refusal as far as limited edition Ferrari models are concerned. Not that we’re hoping for an invite, but if we can show our vast collection of Ferrari die-cast models, does that mean we’re in?

In all seriousness, this club is expected to be limited to a certain number of members where you can expect a very stringent screening process to determine who qualifies to get keys to this club and who gets left out. Potential members may need to own about five or more Ferrari models, which Ferrari says only totals about 300 collectors worldwide. This exclusive loyalty club will be much smaller than the existing Ferrari clubs, which total about 13,000 members in more than 30 countries.

Montezemolo is also putting together an annual sightseeing and driving event for collectors called the “Ferrari Cavalcade.” This event will occur once a year and will take 120 of the club members to different regions of Italy so they can understand the country and brand that make their precious cars. Event attendees will also be able to drive Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in Maranello and Florence’s historic race track il Mugello.

Just a few weeks ago, it was rumored that Ferrari was working on a special edition 599 bearing the name of the great Fernando Alonso. That may still be the case, but if that model does come along, it will be paired with the sports car in these new spy shots. Apparently, Ferrari has developed a special lightweight 599XX EVO that was built as part of a private program.

The new 599XX Evo was seen last week when it was showed to a group of select customers at the Ferrari Mondiali event inside Ferrari. It was created for Ferrari Corse Clienti (race clients) and made for use only in Ferrari track events. Spy shots reveal an aerodynamic package that includes a large rear wing, a new exhaust package, electronic upgrades, and larger brakes.

As for what this new sports car is packing in terms of power, no information has been provided. We can only assume that it will have a similar setup to the standard 599XX : a 6.3L V12 engine delivering up to 700 HP.

The new Ferrari 599XX Evo will make its official debut in March at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned!

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Ferrari F12 berlinetta

After years of rumors and speculations, the successor for the Ferrari 599 has finally been caught testing! Don’t let the garbs fool you, though, it was only 20 degrees Celsius/68 degrees Fahrenheit outside, but the GT prototype was dressed for sub-zero weather so Ferrari can hide the car’s design for a few more months.

Secrets aside, we expect the exterior design for the future 599 replacement - codenamed F152, but rumored to be called the F620 - to be an evolution of the current 599, with design elements borrowed from both the458 Italia and the FF. Due to use of more aluminum parts the new car will be lighter than the current 599, meaning it will also be even faster.

The new GT will be powered by a 6.3 liter V12 engine that will deliver more than 700 HP. With this output, the GT will be more powerful than both the 599 (620 HP) and the current FF (660 HP), but more importantly, it will beat out the Lamborghini Aventador (700 HP 6.5 liter V12 engine). The engine will send its power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with an F1 style electronic differential.

The official debut of the Ferrari F152/F620 will be made in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show with sales beginning in late 2012.

Then the limited edition Ferrari SA Aperta was introduced at the Paris Motor Show last year, it was announced that the model will be limited to only 80 units.

That, of course, hasn’t stopped Novitec Rosso from rolling up their sleeves and building a comprehensive tuning program for the drop-top version of the 599 supercar.

Before we get down to the heart of the program, Novitec Rosso installed a new set of sport springs, a stainless steel high-performance exhaust system, and a new set of 21" or 22" lightweight forged wheels.

Then there’s the engine upgrade, which, to a word, is just completely mind-blowing. The "standard" Ferrari SA Aperta is powered by a V12 engine that produces a mighty 670 horsepower and mated to a F1 Superfast six-speed transmission. Novitec took that number and added a twin-supercharger to push the output to a staggering 888 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 635 lb/ft of torque at 6,600 rpm. The new numbers have taken the SA Aperta’s performance figures with a 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 240 mph.

Ferrari F12 berlinetta

There are many perks that come with being a World Champion Formula 1 driver for a team like Ferrari . There’s great money. There’s fame and adulation. And if recent rumors are true, there’s also a special edition Ferrari 599 with your name on it.

That’s the word on the street as it relates to a rumored lightweight Ferrari 599 Fernando Alonso Edition. Details behind this mysterious 599 are still being kept under wraps, but there have been rumblings saying that the model will be released in the beginning of 2012 and will be limited to only 40 units.

Since the Ferrari 599 is on its last legs, this rumored 599 Fernando Alonso Edition could very well be the swan song version of the 599. While we know little about what the plans are for this model, it does make for a great conversation material.

Rest assured, once we find out more information about this supercar, we’ll be sure to spread the word out to all of you.

Rendering is of the 2013 Ferrari 599 Replacement

The Ferrari 599 GTB’s novelty may have run out a bit since the GTO debuted last year, but SP Engineering can aid consumers in upgrading their Ferrari to GTO standards with the help of their latest package. Called the 599 GTX, SP Engineering’s package offers the look and performance of the 599 GTO.

The package comes in three parts: performance, suspension, and exterior. The performance aspect adds a full titanium exhaust with remote valve control system and bypasses two out of the four catalytic converters. SPE also performed an ECU remap on the 6.0 L V12 to maximize power and throttle response, ending with an increased output of 685 HP - even more impressive than the GTO’s 670 HP. The cost is $12,999.

The suspension portion provides custom suspension and sway bars, but keeps all of the original factory magnetic field controls in line ($4,999). SPE also offers an optional front lift kit that raises the Ferrari by up to 2 inches ($12,800).

The final part of the GTX package is for the exterior of the vehicle. The exterior full carbon fiber GTX kit consists of a new front splitterm side skirts, and rear trunk spoiler. This retails for $7,200.

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