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.

The American magazine, Car And Driver, had the amazing opportunity to drive two of the most impressive sports cars out there: the new Lexus LF-A and the Ferrari 599 HGTE . And yes, both were painted in white to no doubt add a little something to the comparison. The two models were matched up on the streets of Wales.

The LF-A is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 that delivers a maximum output of 560 HP at 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 354 lb-ft at 6,800 RPM. It can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 202 MPH. The Ferrari on the other hand gets a V12 engine with 611 HP as well as a number of changes to increase the car’s driving dynamics. Don’t put them in the winner’s circle just yet, though, because the HGTE was still slower than the lightweight, mid engine V8 powered F-430 Scuderia

So how did the Ferrari 599 HGTE fare against the Lexus LF-A? Check out the video to find out!

Obviously, we can’t get enough of the Ferrari 599 GTO . Not only do we meticulously prowl the Web for any relevant news about the new bad boy from Maranello, but we do so hoping that we’d stumble upon new videos of the supercar, even if it only shows a camouflaged 599 GTO running some test laps.

Apparently, today’s our lucky day. Today’s video comes from our boy, Marchitteno, who has once again spotted a black on black Ferrari 599 GTO with the unmistakable Rosso Scuderia racing livery. This spy video, like most videos we’ve seen in the past, doesn’t show the new Ferrari supercar in all its glittering glory, but to us, that doesn’t really matter. What we can’t piece out with the car’s complete aesthetics, the riveting and unmolested roar of that engine as it accelerates down a street more than makes up for it.

Some people enjoy rock music; others may find Justin Bieber to be all that. But if you ask us, the sound of an accelerating Ferrari is the perfect music for our ears.

Source: Marchettino

Okay, we might have fibbed just a little bit. The official web page for the Ferrari SA Aperta doesn’t exactly have a configurator, but it does list details for five different models, each with a different exterior color and a variety of interior combinations. For example, an SA Aperta painted in Nero Stellato will also get Chrome shadow rims, Rosso Corsa brake calipers, and Sabbia color with black straight stretch combined with ecrù stitching for the interior. The interior also gets a black wrinkled dashboard and an F1 dashboard along with radio doors/panels and a collar badge in varnished black. Customers can also opt for a Blu Elettrico, Giallo Tristrato, Rosso Fuoco, or Rosso Dino exterior color. For the interior, there is a choice of black with red straight stretch and white stitching or black with straight stretch followed with the central part of the seat and central part of the panel in orange leather.

The SA Aperta is powered by a V12 engine that delivers an impressive 670 HP. It features a low-slung windscreen, a redesigned chassis. Its profile arches back from the A-post to two aerodynamic fins beautifully integrating the two roll-bars which themselves cleverly mimic the outline of the seats.

If you want to see more of the Ferrari , check out the new images of the SA Aperta that we added to the picture gallery!

Source: Ferrari
Ferrari 599 Roadster spied testing

In the middle of all the hoopla that comes with the Pebble Beach Concours , one car, that nobody saw, supposedly made an appearance that now has the Internet abuzz.

From what we’ve heard, it looks like the Ferrari 599 Roadster made an appearance at Pebble Beach for a select group of owners, all of whom got a sneak peek at the new Ferrari supercar. Not much was made of the super-duper secret showing during the event, which pretty much explains why nobody even saw the car on the Pebble Beach grounds.

But with rumors circulating that the roadster was, in fact, present during the event, a poster from Luxury4Play uploaded what appears to be a scanned letter from Ferrari North American CEO and President Marco Mattiaci to a certain Nicolas Jimenez – we’re guessing he was one of the select owners that were invited for the sneak peek – where the former thanked the latter for his visit to “our Ferrari 599 presentation at Pebble Beach.”

Mattiaci then goes on and writes “the first feedback from the highly selected group of friends visiting us at Quial Meadows has been enthusiastic on this upcoming limited-edition product,” suggesting that Ferrari may have been asking for some input from its customers regarding the 599 Roadster.

It looks like Ferrari may have pulled a fast one on all of us by keeping this event so tightly guarded. But as is the case in the auto industry, you can’t keep a secret too long and, at some point, something’s going to get leaked out.

How often do you have the chance to see a Ferrari 599XX ? Not very often, right? Well, photographer Sevan Calians was able to get pictures of two Ferrari 599XXs at the Paul Ricard High Test Track. Talk about being at the right place, at the right time; Calians was also able to capture a Pagani Zonda R right next to them! Now, that’s a perfect combination.

In case anyone has forgotten, the record-breaking 599XX’engine delivers a maximum output of 700 HP at a screaming 9,000 RPM and is mated to an all new SuperFast gearbox that is able to swap cogs in a mere 60 milliseconds. The 599XX is characterized by an innovative system called the "High Performance Dynamic Concept" which has been designed to get the maximum performance from the vehicle by managing the combination of the car’s mechanical limits with the potential of its electronic controls.

We’d love and hate to be the ones testing those cars on that track. Can you imagine having to pick between those voluptuous beauties for testing? Let’s just hope the test drivers were able to catch a ride in all three!

Source: Jonsibal

Apparently, those rich fellas in the Middle East have a sense of humor too.

This postcard-looking thing came from Saud Arabia and illustrates how the son of what we imagine to be a freakishly rich family – yeah, all of us can afford that gold Ferrari 599 GTB – feels a little out of place in his new university in Berlin because he drives the gold 599 GTB whereas his fellow students and teachers only take the train to go to campus.

Hilariously, dear old Daddy replied to his son’s worries by telling the latter that he just deposited $20 million in his account and that the son should stop complaining and just buy his own train.

Sure, it’s only a joke, but if there’s one place where something like this could potentially happen, it’s in that neck of the woods. Only in the Middle East, boys and girls. Only in the Middle East.

Source: Reddit

There aren’t a lot of things in this world that are sexier than a supercar that shoots flames out of its exhaust. And when the supercar that’s doing its best flamethrower impersonation is one Ferrari 599 GTO , then it’s easy to get caught up in all of the fireworks.

And, really, what’s not to love about this car? It’s got a12-cylinder engine, producing up to 670 horsepower with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.35 seconds and a top speed of 210 mph, making it the Prancing Horse’s fastest street-legal road car in its long and illustrious history.

Limited to 599 units, we don’t get a whole lot of this beautiful machine out on the streets, so seeing one spewing flames out of its exhaust is as close to a mouth-watering experience we can have of the 599 GTO. We invite you to watch the video and join us in drooling over this car. Really, there’s no shame in that.

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The long-rumored Ferrari 599 GTO, based off of the 599XX, made its official debut today. The company describes it as "an extreme V12 berlinetta developed to a specific performance-oriented brief" and go a step forward to say it is the fastest road car ever. It will be limited to only 599 units and will be priced in the area of $450K. Those with the monetary backing and thirst for high speed action will be salivating at the opportunity to own one of these bad boys.

The Ferrari 599 GTO 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 208 mph. Maybe the most impressive thing about the 599 GTO is the lapping time on the Fiorano test track: 1 minute and 24 seconds. For those of us keeping track, that’s faster than the Enzo’s time.

The sports car features new front splitter, side sills, diffuser and rear spoiler, a new vented hood, and ten-spoke, 20" wheels. It has a dry weight of 1495 kg and a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.23 kg/hp. The 599 GTO is also equipped with the latest, second-generation carbon-ceramic brakes which are lighter and offer better performance.

We dare any other automaker to try to top the performance of this maniacal machine. This car leaves McLarens and Porsches in the dust. Watch for the public debut of the Ferrari 599 Ferrari 599 GTO at the Beijing Auto Show. A conveniently chosen venue if we can say so ourselves. Major props, Ferrari Ferrari . Maybe some time we can take this stunning beauty out for a test drive...pretty please (insert groveling here).

Updated 04/09/2010: Ferrari unveiled today an official video for the new 599 GTO. The video is in Italian, but its pretty cool to watch, so enjoy! Video after the jump.

Update 05/07/2010: New video from Ferrari! Click on the picture above to view the 599 GTO whip around the Mugello track!

UPDATE 06/24/2010: Another video featuring not just one....not just two...but three Ferrari 599 GTOs. Check it out after the jump!

UPDATE 06/29/2010: The British magazine EVO recently had the chance to get behind the wheel of the new GTO to take it out for a little ride. So, what does Chris Harris think about the car? Check out his test drive after the jump to find out!

UPDATE 07/07/2010: EVO’s Chris Harris takes the 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO out for a test spin on the legendary Fiorano race track. Take a look at the three-part video that follows the mind-boggling trip around the track by clicking here.

Updated 07/09/2010: Ferrari unveiled today a new image gallery with the 599 GTO on its natural habitat: on a race track! Enjoy!

Press release after the jump.

It is the dream of every auto journalist to be able to get behind the wheel of one of the fastest known cars on the planet and drive it the only way it’s supposed to be driven: face-deformingly fast.

Most of us can only dream of being put in that kind of situation, but for people like Chris Harris, it is a likely situation. These chaps never seem to run out of cars to test drive. Are we jealous? Perhaps. Oh wait, who are we kidding. Of course we are!

Nonetheless, despite our steaming envy for his good fortune, we’re still compelled to show you this three-part video of Harris unleashing the Ferrari 599 GTO out on Ferrari’s legendary Fiorano race track. It’s not because we hate the guy - not hate so much as envy with the fire of a thousand suns – but more so because we love the 599 GTO that much.

It’s a three-part video that Ferrari fans will surely want to watch over and over again, if only because the extended footage of the 599 GTO only makes us long for the days when we’d miraculously find one gift-wrapped in our garage with a big red ribbon on top. Of course, that’s not going to happen anytime soon or forever, for that matter. So, we’ll settle, albeit begrudgingly, on watching this video for as many times as our hearts can take it.

Parts 2 and 3 after the jump

Source: EVO
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Some car magazines have all the fun. Chris Harris at EVO had a chance to test Ferrari’s new supercar, the 599 GTO . The GTO is the bigger and angrier brother of the 599 GTB. The car is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 that comes from the same mill as the Enzo. Amazingly, the 599 GTO is actually faster than the Enzo and the chassis is 430 pounds lighter than the base 599 GTB, allowing the car to hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.35 seconds with a top speed of 208 miles per hour.

Considering the cost of the 599 GTO, around $430,000, we will most likely never get a chance to take one of these for a drive. That is a real shame, as 661 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque sounds like a really good time.

Numbers are one thing, but the noise of that Ferrari V12 is just sensational. Harris was lucky enough to go for a drive in the new 599 GTO around the Italian countryside. Life doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks to Harris and EVO for allowing us to hear and see that beautiful new creation from Ferrari.

Hit the jump for the video test.


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