First details on Ferrari 599 GTB
At the North American International Auto Show there were presented the first details on the Ferrari 599 GTB, a direct replacement for the 575M Maranello.
The new Ferrari 599 GTB represents the latest interpretation of a theme that has seen such classics as the 250 GT, the 275 GTB, and the 365 GTB4.
The new car has a 5,999cc V12 - derived directly from the Enzo Ferrari supercar - which produces no less than 620hp at 7,600 rpm for a weight/power ratio of just 2.6 kg per horsepower.
The new car is a concentration of Ferrari’s most innovative and technologically advanced engineering solutions applied to a mid-front engined two-seater coupé. The result is a new benchmark for performance, driver involvement and design.
Ferrari says that the 599GTB engine is the most powerful V-12-engined production car of all time. The engine will produce at least 620 hp at 7600 rpm for a power-to-weight ration of only 5.7 pounds per horsepower - a curb weight of 3534 pounds.
Ferrari has adopted the latest evolution in its tried and tested all-aluminium construction technology for the body and chassis.
The unmistakable Pininfarina design gives the Ferrari 599 GTB aggressive yet elegant lines which are perfectly integrated with the advanced aerodynamic solutions adopted to reach the performance figures attainable.
The new car will be officially unveiled on 28 February 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show.