Ferrari 599

The Ferrari 599 is the most powerful V-12-engine car manufactured to date. It features an all-aluminum construction of the body and chassis. Prior to its launch, the Ferrari 599 made an 84-day world tour across 16 countries. The tour was divided into 15 stages and crossed Curitiba, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Costa Rica.

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Ferrari 599 Origins

The Ferrari 599 is an Italian model that replaced the 575 Maranello. Styled and designed by Pininfarina, it was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, amid much fanfare. The standard two-seater car reaches a maximum speed of 200 mph. The Ferrari 599 got its name from its 599cc engine displacement and the Gran Turismo Berlinetta.

About the Ferrari 599

The Ferrari 599 is sleek with a beautiful exterior design. It is also user-friendly and easy to drive. One of the most unique offerings of the car is the ability to personalize it. You can give your car a unique look by choosing between several exterior colors, interior materials, and accessories for racing and track. Buyers can also choose between various factory options. For example, you can choose a carbon fiber steering wheel with LED light display or install a satellite navigation system.

The Ferrari 599 reaches a maximum torque of 448 lb-ft at 5600 rpm and a maximum power of 620 bhp at 7600 rpm. The car can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in less than four seconds. The engine links to a six-speed transmission, which can shift in 60 milliseconds. Moreover, the car boasts an extremely lightweight transmission and exhaust system. The carbon fiber gearshift paddles of the Ferrari 599 are more user-friendly than those of other models. The car also has a "Virtual Race Engineer" to monitor and provide feedback on performance of the vehicle. The pricing starts at $450,756.

Ferrari 599 Features

The newest Ferrari 599 shares its basic design with the 612 Scaglietti. The build of the car enables a smooth ride for cruising. The Ferrari 599 has a trim kit made of carbon fiber for the windowsill kick panels, door panels, and gear stick. The Ferrari 599 also offers a wide range of leather trim for the seats and interior. Other major features of the car include dusk and rain sensors and front bi-xenon headlamps. The key comes integrated with a volumetric anti-theft device and motion sensors. Its steering wheel column can be adjusted electronically, and it also comes with a dual-zone climate control system.

The car is powered by a massive 6.0-liter V-12 engine, with a rating of 612 horsepower. The engine can deliver a maximum torque of 448 lb-ft to the rear through its six-speed manual transmission system. Drivers can also choose a F1-style transmission system that lets them shift gears through paddles fitted near the steering wheel. The car is estimated to go from zero to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed exceeding 200 mph. The Ferrari 599 has amazing cornering abilities, thanks to its sophisticated suspension system, but it can still provide a relaxed cruising experience.

Ferrari 599 Evolution

The 2007 Ferrari 599 is faster than previous Ferrari models. The car's V-12 engine is positioned in front of the passenger seat, which provides more space for luggage. The design places added importance on weight optimization for the car. The standard equipment of the 599 includes xenon headlights, an adaptive suspension system, a power-adjustable steering wheel, power front seats, and a Bose audio system with a trunk-mounted, six-disc CD changer. Its front wheels measure 19 inches and its rear wheels 20 inches, with 245/40 and 305/35 front and rear performance tires, respectively.

However, the Ferrari 599 has much more than just a luxurious design. The car offers sporty seats and aluminum accents, but there are also anti-lock disc brakes and stability and traction controls to ensure safety.

The 2009 Ferrari 599 model has sharper cornering abilities compared to the previous model. The car boasts a great design with flying-buttress roof pillars and purposeful air intakes, rising haunches, and extractors. The new feature of the 2009 model is the Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione (HGTE) package. In addition to some nice aesthetic and sporty touches, HGTE comes with suspension as well as several performance upgrades.

Ferrari unveiled the 2011 model Ferrari 599 to commemorate 60 years of its victory in Formula One. This new model has many features and color options that celebrate Ferrari's Prancing Horse victories in Formula One. Inspired by Frolian Gonzalez and Fernando Alonso racing cars, the interior and the exterior of the car are redesigns. An important aspect in the design of the 2011 model is Alutex.

The design uses Alutex on the dashboard. This material is extremely light with a matte finish. It not only prevents glare but also enhances texture.

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