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.

Remember the romantic name that Ferrari was conjuring up for the Ferrari 599 Spider ? Well, they have decided on one and, yes, the Ferrari 599 Barchetta is the name the spyder version will get, and not Superamerica as some people might have expected. It seems that the announcement was made by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo himself. It will be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance , August 13-15. The Roadster will go on sale in the summer of 2011 at a price of 300,000 euro ($370,000 at the current rates). It will be limited to only 30 units.

The 599 Barchetta will feature an electric folding hardtop and will be powered by a V12 engine that will develop a total of 645 HP (coupe version delivered a total of 620 HP). This will help it to sprint from0 to 60 mph in 4 second and to hit top speed of 198 mph. So, those of you who were hoping to see numbers close to the 599 GTO , sorry, but that’s just not going to happen!

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Rumors of a Spider version for the Ferrari 599 date back to a couple of years ago, but no real data had been conjured up and the story just seemed to lack the necessary substance to keep it going. That is, until recently, when the 599 roadster was spotted testing in Maranello. Now, it seems that Ferrari will be debuting the Ferrari 599 Spider at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August and MotorAuthority has deemed it necessary to provide a computer generated rendering of the wind blowing convertible. Can you blame them? They are probably as excited as we are.

The Ferrari 599 Spider will be offered in limited numbers as was the 575 Superamerica launched in 2005. It will feature a folding-metal roof and will most likely carry a V12 engine developing an extra 25 HP in order to counteract its extra weight. The result of this engine will be a total of 670 HP at 8250 rpm with a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 6500 rpm as performed in the 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.

What can be better than one Ferrari 599 GTO ? Hmm, lets see...nothing perhaps? Well, fortunately, we have found something better than seeing a beautifully powered cavallino rampante. We have found three Ferrari 599 GTOs at the same place, at the same time. More precisely, we found them all at Spa Franchorchamps. We admit that this may not be the best quality video ever, but you’ll have to excuse us because we are dealing with three of the same powerhouse here so we don’t really care.

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.

Go ahead and try watching the video without drooling.

While talking about the future roadster version of the Ferrari 599 with the British magazine Auto Express, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo also offered a few details on the company’s future hybrid plans.

During the interview, Luca di Montezemolo said: "The future for Ferrari is hybrid for the 12-cylinder and new [turbocharged] technology for the eight-cylinder. Within three-four years we will be ready with a V12 hybrid based on the HY-KERS concept."

Translated this means that the successor for the Enzo, the next 599, and the Scaglietti, will be powered by smaller-capacity V12s mated to electric motors to boost efficiency.

For the Vettura Laboratorio HY-KERS , the powertrain combines a V12 engine with an electric motor producing more than 100 Hp and is coupled to the rear of the dual-clutch 7-speed F1 transmission.

Internally known as the F70 , the next Enzo will combine elements from the FXX Mille-Chili lightweight concept, the 599XX track car, and the 458 Italia . The F70 will be a very light car with a total weight of about 2200 lbs making the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds, while top speed will go up to more than 230 mph.

Source: AutoExpress

After a first rumor and a render it’s time to see the real deal. A Ferrari 599 Roadster has been caught testing in Maranello.

So, why do we think this is the successor of the 575M Superamerica? If you take a close look at the image, you will notice that the top of the A-pillar is taped with a joint for a removable top and the car features a convertible top.

It will most likely carry the V12 engine delivering a total of 670 HP at 8250 rpm with a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 6500 rpm found in the 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO except it will develop an extra 25hp to counteract the added weight of the convertible top.

Like the 575 Superamerica launched in 2005, the new 599 cabrio will be offered in limited numbers. Official debut will be made in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.

Source: Arthomobiles

Yesterday we reported that Ferrari will bring a 599 Roadster to the Pebble Beach concourse in California. Today we bring you the first render of the future car. It will be the fourth model in the 599 line-up, next to the 599 GTB , the 599 HGTE , and the 599 GTO .

The car will feature a folding-metal roof and will develop an extra 25 HP in order to counteract its extra weight. It will most likely carry the V12 engine delivering a total of 670 HP at 8250 rpm with a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 6500 rpm found in the 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO . Of course, there will have to be some modifications to compensate for the added weight. Like the 575 Superamerica launched in 2005, the new 599 cabrio will be offered in limited numbers.

The 599 Roadster’s name has yet to be decided, but as we reported yesterday, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo says it will have "an emotional, romantic name such as Italia or Fiorano."

Source: Autogespot

Ferrari announced that a cabriolet version of the 599 GTB Fiorano will be unveiled in August at the Pebble Beach concourse, California. Like the 575 Superamerica launched in 2005, the new 599 cabrio will be offered in limited numbers and was described by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo as a roadster.

The car will feature a folding-metal roof and will develop an extra 25 HP in order to counteract its extra weight. However when talking about its name, Ferrari boss said: "It will have an emotional, romantic name such as Italia or Fiorano."

He also confirmed that the company is preparing a spider version for the 458 Italia and that it will be revealed next year, but sales will begin in the next few years. A successor for the four-seat 612 Scaglietti has also been confirmed.

So if you’ve already booked your trip for Pebble Beach this year, we suggest you keep a look out for a spanking new Ferrari that is definitely going to attract its fair share of attention.

Source: Autocar

The man all of us could only wish to become - The Stig, of course! - isn’t especially cordial when it comes to wrestling away the keys of the fastest and most powerful Ferrari in history out of Top Gear’s hands.

When Top Gear managed to get a hold of the Ferrari 599 GTO to tape a segment for one of the episodes in their 15th season, "Signor Stiggini" wasted little time getting to know the supercar. Four short videos were captured during the Stig’s commandeering of the 599 GTO and in typical Stig fashion, he went completely balls out on the 661 horsepower thoroughbred, fashioning in a couple of blistering laps and a few screeching drifts along the way. Only Mr. Stig can get away with something like this.

More videos after the jump

Source: Top Gear

For every racing video we watch that makes us all giddy, there are car crashes that can just as easily burst our bubbles. This car crash is especially more disheartening because it involves a car that we consider as one of our personal favorites: the Ferrari 599 GTB .

The scene of the crash brings us to Slovenia where the driver of the Ferrari 599 GTB somehow lost control of his precious ride and crashed it head-first into a tree. The crash pretty much wrecked the front side of the supercar, although we’re a little optimistic that it isn’t severe enough to be considered a total wreck.

Nevertheless, the owner’s going to have to fork over a lump sum of wad to have his baby fixed, which he could have avoided from the very beginning if he had been more careful with it.

You know what the advantage is of living next to Maranello? You get the chance to see lots of Ferraris. Like these guys from the Ferrari Chat Forums, who caught the new 599 GTO in all of its beauty... and in different exterior colors too.

Reminder: 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.

Source: Ferrari Chat

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