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Ferrari 599

Model Years:

2006–2012

Designer:

Frank Stephenson at Pininfarina

The Ferrari 599 (internal code F141) is an Italian sports car produced by Ferrari. It was the brand's two-seat flagship, replacing the 575M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model, but was replaced for the 2013 model year F12berlinetta. Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari's Frank Stephenson, the 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006. It is named for its total engine displacement (5999 cc), Gran Turismo Berlinetta nature, and theFiorano Circuit test track used by Ferrari.

The Tipo F140C 6.0 L (5999 cc) V12 engine produces a maximum 620 PS (456 kW; 612 hp), making it the most powerful series production Ferrari road car of the time. At the time of its introduction, this is one of the few engines whose output exceeds 100 hp per liter of displacement without any sort of forced-induction mechanism such as supercharging or turbocharging. Its 608 N·m (448 ft·lbf) of torque will also be a new record for Ferrari's GT cars. Most of the modifications to the engine were done to allow it to fit in the Fiorano's engine bay (the original Enzo version could be taller as it would not block forward vision due to its mid-mounted position).

A traditional 6-speed manual transmission as well as Ferrari's 6-speed called "F1 SuperFast" is offered. The Fiorano also sees the debut of Ferrari's new traction control system, F1-Trac.

Performance:

Top Speed: 312 kph (194 mph)

Acceleration:

0-100 kph: 3.7 seconds

Engine:

6.0 L Tipo F140C V12 5934 cc

Bore/Stroke: 92.0/75.2 mm

Max. Torque: 608 N·m (448 lb·ft) @ 5600 rpm

Power: 620 PS (456 kW; 612 hp) @ 7600 rpm

Transmission:

6 - speed manual

Wheelbase:

2,750 mm (108.3 in)

Length:

4,665 mm (183.7 in)

Width:

1,962 mm (77.2 in)

Height:

1,336 mm (52.6 in)

Curb Weight

1,688 kg (3,721 lb)

Predecessor

Ferrari 575M Maranello

Successor

Ferrari F12berlinetta

Sources:

1. "2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano". Supercars.net. Retrieved 2007-11-20.

2. Isotropic, Ed (2006-12-27). "Sneak Peek: Ferrari 599 GTB". Consumerism. Retrieved 2011-04-09.

3. "Technical specifications". ferrariworld.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08.


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