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2011 Ferrari 599

  • 2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupe

    GTB Fiorano Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      15
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      620/448
    • ENGINE
      6.0L V12
    • MSRP
      $310,543
  • 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Coupe

    GTO Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      15
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      670/457
    • ENGINE
      6.0L V12
    • MSRP
      $410,000
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2011 Ferrari 599 Review

The typical Ferrari driver is interested in experiencing the speed and power of a truly unique performance race car. Thrilled by the roar of the engine, the driver is spurred on to take turns a bit faster, to get the maximum out of the vehicle. The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO is not for the faint of heart; its sheer power as it hugs the road (or track) calls for a driver with a cool head and quick reflexes.

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Overview

The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO is the fast road car ever built. Equipped with a 6.0-liter, 661-hp, V-12 engine and a rear-wheel-drive six-speed auto clutch manual transmission, it can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, and reach a top speed of 208 mph.

Ferrari is known for its styling and performance, and the 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO delivers both, without exception. With a ground clearance of only 5.1 inches, it hugs the road and roars through corners. In 2011, just 599 vehicles will be produced, each one taking advantage of lessons learned from the development of the track-ready 599XX and the decades of excellence in innovation exhibited by Ferrari’s entire line of racing cars.

In addition to the GTO, Ferrari also offers a 599 GTB Fiorano F1 Coupe. The midsize performance coupe will turn heads as it burns up the road.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 6.0-liter V-12 engine
Transmissions: six-speed auto clutch manual transmission
Models: Ferrari 599 GTO, 599 GTB Fiorano F1 Coupe

What's New

  • A higher-performance GTO version is new for 2011.

Exterior

The 2011 Ferrari 599 is equipped with a 6.0-liter, 611-hp, V-12 engine and a six-speed automated manual transmission, twenty-inch alloy wheels with 305/35R Z performance tires, power mirrors, and speed-proportional power steering.

The weight of the vehicle has been decreased by using a thinner aluminum body shell with composite bumper, sill and underbody. The double-wishbone front and rear suspension with its magnetic-ride shocks imitates those used in Ferrari’s race cars. The glass has been thinned by 20 percent. Forged rims have also been installed. Using technology and equipment previously used only in the manufacture of racing cars, like carbon fiber sport seats with especially-created textile and leather upholstery, Ferrari has built a powerful, elegant car that is worthy of any racetrack.

Interior

Interior features include power mirrors, speed-proportional power steering, tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, speed-sensitive wipers, dual-zone climate controls, heated 12-way driver and passenger sport seats with power lumbar support, premium leather interior trim, rear parking sensors, memorized settings for three drivers, tachometer, trip computer, external temperature display, and AM/FM/CD/MP3 Becker premium audio system with eight speakers.

Performance & Handling

Italian design house Pininfarina designed the boy of the Fioriano F1. The adjustable MagneRide suspension ensures a smooth ride even when taking corners like a supercar. The electrically-adjustable steering wheel, made of carbon fiber, sports a LED rev display. It offers various leather trim packages for the interior.

Safety

The carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes, a standard on Ferrari’s race cars, ensure excellent braking ability; a new multiple-downshift feature allows the driver to hold the left paddle while braking on a corner and the gears shift down as the engine revs. The intake sounds are ported into the cockpit, producing an ear-thrumming roar as the car goes through its paces. The stability control system has Sport and Race settings, so the 599 GTO can react quickly no matter what speed is achieved.

The 2011 Ferrari 599 comes standard with rear limited slip differential, double-wishbone suspension in front and rear, four-wheel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), remote anti-theft alarm system, dusk-sensing Xenon HID headlights, front integrated headrests, stability control, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, and tire pressure monitoring.

EPA Fuel Economy

2011 Ferrari 599: 11/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Incredible acceleration
  • Premier handling
  • Interior comfort
  • Sleek design

You Won't Like

  • Massive price tag
  • Electronics interface needs updating
  • No side airbags

Sum Up

The typical Ferrari driver is interested in experiencing the speed and power of a truly unique performance race car. Thrilled by the roar of the engine, the driver is spurred on to take turns a bit faster, to get the maximum out of the vehicle. The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO is not for the faint of heart; its sheer power as it hugs the road (or track) calls for a driver with a cool head and quick reflexes.

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