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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Manufacturer Ferrari
Parent company Fiat Group
Production 2006–
Predecessor Ferrari 575M Maranello
Class Grand tourer
Body style(s) 2-seat berlinetta
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 6.0 L Tipo F133F V12
Transmission(s) 6-speed manual
6-speed "F1" sequential
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,665 mm (183.7 in)
Width 1,962 mm (77.2 in)
Height 1,336 mm (52.6 in)
Curb weight 1,690 kg (3,726 lb)
Fuel capacity 27.7 US gal (105 L; 23 imp gal)[1]
Related Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Designer Frank Stephenson at Pininfarina[2]

The 599 GTB Fiorano (internal code F139) is an Italian gran turismo produced by Ferrari. It is the brand's two-seat flagship, replacing the 575 M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model.

Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari's Frank Stephenson, the 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006. It is named for its total engine displacement (5999 cc), Gran Turismo Berlinetta nature, and the Fiorano Circuit test track used by Ferrari.

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Specifications

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Drive train

The Tipo F133F 6.0 L (5999 cc) V12 engine produces a maximum 620 PS (456 kW; 612 hp), making it the most powerful series production Ferrari road car. Its 608 N·m (448 ft·lbf) of torque will also be a high for Ferrari's GT cars. Most of the modifications to the engine were done to allow it to fit in the Fiorano's engine bay (the original Enzo version could be taller as it would not block forward vision due to its mid-mounted position). The company claims a top speed in excess of 330 km/h (205 mph), 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds,[1] and 11.0 seconds to 200 km/h (124 mph).[3]

Engine Installation Type Make Bore/Stroke Compression Ratio Valve Gear Power Torque Red Line Power to Weight Ratio
Front Longitudinal V12, 5999 cc, petrol Aluminium Head and Block 92.0/75.2 mm 11.2:1 4 per cylinder 611 bhp (456 kW) @ 7600 rpm 448 lb·ft (607 N·m) @ 5600 rpm 8400 rpm 362 bhp (270 kW) per tonne

A traditional 6-speed manual transmission as well as Ferrari's 6-speed called "F1 SuperFast" is offered. Reviewers of the car have mentioned that the MagneRide suspension gives the 599 a very comfortable ride but allows it to handle well at the same time.[citation needed]

The Fiorano also sees the debut of Ferrari's new traction control system, F1-Trac.

Acceleration

Acceleration claimed by Ferrari (mph / seconds)

0–30 0–40 0–50 0–60 0–70 0–80 0–90 0–100 0–110 0–120 0–130 0–140 0–150 0–160
1.8 2.3 2.9 3.7 4.4 5.4 6.3 7.4 8.8 10.2 11.8 14.0 16.3 19.0

Handling GT Evoluzione package

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An upgrade that improves the car's handling the package, also called HGTE or Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione, includes a modified set-up with stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings for the magneto-rheological shock absorbers when the manettino is at its sportier settings. The ride height has also been lowered, which lowers the car's centre of gravity. The package also includes optimised tyres featuring a compound that offers improved grip.

Ferrari 599 HGTE
Ferrari 599 HY KERS at 2010 Geneva Motor Show

The car's electronics have also changed. The gearbox's shifts are faster in high-performance settings, while new engine software improved accelerator response.

The exhaust silencer was modified to produce more marked and thrilling sound under hard usage whilst still delivering just the right comfort levels at cruising speed.

The exterior and interior were upgraded with more carbon fibre components.

It also includes new 20-inch wheels.[4]

599XX

The 599XX is a car designed for track use, based on 599 GTB. The rev limiter is raised to 9000rpm, with the engine rated for 700 PS (510 kW; 690 hp)@9000rpm. Weight is reduced by cutting the weight of the engine unit components, and use of composites and carbon-fibre body parts, carbon-fibre brake pads. A new gearbox shift strategy is introduced to cut overall gear change time to 60 ms. Aerodynamics were retuned to give more downforce (280 kg @ 200 km/h, 630 kg @ 300 km/h). The car also includes 29/67 R19 front and 31/71 R19 rear tires with 19 x 11J wheel rims at the front and 19 x 12J at the rear.

The car was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.[4]

Hybrid

Motor Authority reported that Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was working on the development of a Ferrari that will use alternative energy sources and which will be based on what Ferrari is doing in Formula 1, which uses Kinetic Energy Recovery System. The KERS was tested using a prototype 599.[5]

Awards

  • Evo magazine named the 599 GTB as the Car of the Year for 2006.
  • Top Gear Magazine also named the 599 GTB as the Supercar of the Year 2006.

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