The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is a two-seat supercar that was produced by the Italian performance car manufacturer from 2006 until 2012. For the 2013 model year, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano was replaced by the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The 599 GTB Fiorano was designed by the coachbuilding and design firm Pininfarina, and was named for the engine’s displacement of 5999 cc as well as the Fiorano Circuit test track on which Ferrari tests its vehicles. The vehicle made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in February of 2006. At the debut of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, it was Ferrari’s most powerful production road car, and when the car’s production was brought to a close, Ferrari had been building about 800 examples of the 599 GTB Fiorano per year. The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano was assembled at a Ferrari production facility in Italy.
The front longitudinal V12 engine in the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano yields an output of 612 horsepower, and the engine could be paired to a six-speed manual gearbox or Ferrari’s “F1 SuperFast” six-speed transmission. Ferrari says the 599 GTB Fiorano can accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and from 0-124 miles per hour (which is a European standard, as it is the equivalent of 200 km/h) in 11 seconds flat. The top speed of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is 205 miles per hour. The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano features a traction control system, F1-Trac, that made its debut on the vehicle.
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano featured a wedge-like profile typical of Ferrari, with a low roofline and a wide wheelbase. The exterior was marked by air ducts, grilles and vents for better aerodynamics and sportier looks. The interior boasted leather upholstery with contrast stitching. Buyers could order their Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with the interior entirely swathed in this leather, even the rear parcel shelf, the headliner, and the included fire extinguisher mounted in the passenger side footwell. Some elements, though, were covered in matching leather, for a bit of visual contrast, and plenty of carbon fiber trim complements the high tech cabin.
A handling upgrade package called the Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione modified the suspension on the 599 GTB Fiorano so that it boasted stiffer springs, a rear anti-roll bar, and modified calibration for the Delphi MagneRide shock absorbers. When this package was equipped, the car also featured a lower ride height for a lower center of gravity and therefore, overall improved handling. Electronic settings were also optimized. The gearbox was modified for quicker shifts, the exhaust was tuned for better sound, and the throttle was modified for better response. The tires were also upgraded for better traction, fitted over upgraded 20-inch wheels. Visually, the HGTE package (as it was known) added carbon fiber elements throughout the exterior and interior, to distinguish the car from the base 599 GTB Fiorano.