Ferrari 599 (GTB Fiorano): review


Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (Type F139) is a grand tourer produced by the Italian company Ferrari from 2006 to 2012. It replaced the 575M Maranello in 2006. Designed by Pininfarina under the guidance of Frank Stephenson, the 599 GTB made its debut in Geneva in February 2006.

The model name can be decoded as follows: 599 refers to the engine displacement (5999 cc), GTB indicates the body type, Gran Turismo Berlinetta, and Fiorano represents the name of Ferrari’s test track.


The 6.0-liter Tipo F140 C/CE V12 gasoline engine delivers 620 horsepower (456 kW) at 6800 rpm and 607 Nm at 5600 rpm, making it the most powerful production car by Ferrari. The engine of the 599 GTB was specifically developed for this model, incorporating unique technologies previously tested on the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari engine. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, reaches 160 km/h in 7.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 328 km/h.

The car is equipped with either a traditional 6-speed manual transmission or the “F1 SuperFast” transmission.

Thanks to its modified suspension design with rigid springs and a stabilizer bar, the car remains stable and controllable at high speeds. For the first time on the Fiorano track, a new traction control system called F1-Trac was introduced. The ride height was significantly reduced, lowering the center of gravity. The car’s electronics underwent changes, and the exhaust system was modified to produce a more pronounced and captivating sound while maintaining cruising comfort. The exterior and interior feature numerous carbon fiber details, and the 599 GTB comes with leather upholstery and 20-inch wheels.


The automotive association reported that Ferrari’s president, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, has been working on the development of a Ferrari model that would utilize alternative energy, similar to the way Formula 1 utilizes the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).


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

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