2008 Ferrari 599

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2008 Ferrari 599 Review

Considered a true sports car due to the car’s impressive specifications.

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Overview

The 2008 Ferrari 599 is a high-performance luxury car designed for long-distance driving. It is manufactured by Italian automaker, Ferrari automotive company. Ferrari designed the 599 with some objectives that included surpassing intense pleasure presented by renowned Ferrari models and guarantee stunning performance by bringing in highly innovative content and technology, which was exclusive to F1 cars.

The result was the achievement of pinnacle Ferrari sportiness character and technology in the form of Ferrari 599. Besides extreme sporty look and performance, the Ferrari 599 also features superior standards of safety, roominess, ergonomics, and comfort.

Ferrari offers varied personalization options in different areas for the 599. The different personalization options include Exteriors and Colors, Equipment and Travel, Racing and Track, and Interior and Material.

The Range

Body Styles: two-seat berlinetta
Engines: 6.0-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed manual, and six-speed automated manual
Models: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1

What's New

Introduced as an all-new car in 2007, the Ferrari 599 remains unchanged in 2008.

Exterior

The Ferrari 599 is a strikingly sculpted masterpiece. The design and styling of the car is so supple that every angle brings something unique to light. The exterior design of the 2008 Ferrari 599 looks extremely sporty yet retaining the unique sophistication.

Based on a 108.3 inches wheelbase, the 599 measures 183.7 inches long overall, 77.2 inches wide, and stands 52.6 inches tall.

Customers can enhance the sportier look of 599 by opting for Scuderia wheel arch shields, 20 inches Challenge one-piece rims with flat-run tires, and colored brake calipers available through Racing and Track customization option.

Interior

The opulent interior of Ferrari 599 perfectly matches the rich, unique, and stylish exterior. The cabin gives a feel of intimacy and comfort, thanks to the use of latest in aluminum material and carbon fiber technology. This brings intricate details of design to light.

The Ferrari 599 interior also involves use of sumptuous leather in generous proportions. Besides, the Italian automaker presents customization options for the interior that allows the driver and passenger to travel in supreme comfort and style. The Interior and Material customization options presents state-of-the-art steering wheel made of carbon fiber with an LED display, special carbon-fiber trim kit for gear stick surround, instrument panel, door panels, and sill-kick panels.

Drivers can choose between yellow and red background color for the central rpm gauge and solid aluminum controls. The Travel and Equipment trims offer accessories such as satellite anti-theft system, iPod friendly set-up, and special luggage set customized for model. A cockpit roll-bar and four-point harnesses are some of the accessories offered in Racing and Track options.

The Ferrari 599 has a good list of comfort and convenience features that include dual zone climate controls for driver and passenger, leather trim on dash, center console and doors, trunk light, and front floor mats. The speed-proportional steering features transmission controls that present convenience while driving.

Performance & Handling

The Ferrari 599 scores exceptional in terms of power and performance. Powered with six-liter V-12 engine generating massive 612 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque, the Ferrari 599 can reach from zero to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and achieve top-speed of 205 mph. The Ferrari 599 needs just 11 seconds to cross the 100 mph barrier.

The 2008 Ferrari 599 features magnetorheological (MR) fluid suspension system that instantly reacts to driver inputs and road conditions. The design of Ferrari 599 has great body control that leads to superior handling. The tires fitted in Ferrari 599 have a strong road holding characteristics that presents optimal grip in all weather and road conditions.

The wind tunnel testing and simulations has yielded exceptional results. The aerodynamic load is limited to 160kg at 300km/h and the drag coefficient is around 0.336.

Safety

The 2008 Ferrari 599 features an impressive list of safety features. These include four-wheel anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, tire pressure monitoring, stability and traction control, two front headrests, and emergency interior trunk release.

The only complaint buyers may have is absence of side curtain airbags in standard features and equipment.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ferrari 599: 11/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Racecar-like handling
  • Impressive list of safety equipment
  • High-quality Interior that incorporates a blend of varied textures and materials
  • Soul-stirring acceleration

You Won't Like

  • Quirky steering
  • Exorbitant price
  • Long waiting list
  • Narrow, long headlights
  • Long hood may be difficult to park

Sum Up

Considered a true sports car due to the car’s impressive specifications.

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