Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. Red color
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (internal code F141) is a grand tourer produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari. It was the brand’s front engined, two-seat model that replaced the 575M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model, and was replaced for the 2013 model year by the F12berlinetta.
Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Jason Castriota, the 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006. The bodywork features optimized aerodynamics with distinct sail panels flanking the rear window, directing and maximizing air flow to a linear rear nolder.
The 599 is named for its total engine displacement 5,999 cc (6.0 L), Gran Turismo Berlinetta nature, and the Fiorano Circuit test track used by Ferrari.
The 6.0 L (5,999 cc) Tipo F140 C V12 engine utilised in the 599 produces a maximum power output of 612 hp (456 kW; 620 PS) between 7,600 rpm to 8,400 rpm, which made it the most powerful series production Ferrari road car at the time of its introduction.
When introduced, the engine was one of the few engines whose output exceeded 100 hp (75 kW; 101 PS) per litre of displacement without the use of forced-induction such as supercharging or turbocharging. Its 448 lbf⋅ft (608 N⋅m) of torque produced at 5,600 rpm was also a record for Ferrari’s GT cars at the time. Most of the modifications to the engine were done to allow it to fit in the 599’s engine bay (the original version used in the Ferrari Enzo would be taller and would block forward vision due to its mid-mounted position construction).
A traditional 6-speed manual transmission was offered, as well as Ferrari’s 6-speed automated manual paddle-shift transmission called “F1 SuperFast” which had a shift time of 100 milliseconds in the standard 599 or 85 milliseconds if equipped with the HGTE package.
The 599 also saw the debut of Ferrari’s new traction control system, F1-Trac. The vast majority of the 599 GTB’s were equipped with the automated manual gearbox as opposed to the 6-speed manual gearbox. Only 30 examples were produced with a manual gearbox of which 20 were destined to the United States and 10 remained in Europe leading Ferrari to abandon the use of the manual transmission in its future GT cars.
599 GTB Fiorano was the last V12-engined Ferrari to be equipped with manual transmission