Pros: Incredibly fast thanks to 6.0-liter V12 engine; Offered in a high-performance GTO edition; Corners with incredible precision; Still offers enthusiast-friendly stick shift
Cons: Doesn't offer Ferrari's slick dual-clutch automatic transmission; No convertible -- unless you get the high-priced SA Aperta version; Very expensive to buy and own
What's new? The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano was unchanged in its final year on the market. The F12 Berlinetta replaced it for 2013.
The front-engine, V12-powered 2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano was originally introduced in 2007 to replace the 575M Maranello. Like the Maranello, the 2011 Fiorano offered only two seats, though with a far more upscale cabin. It was also available with a true 6-speed manual transmission, making it one of the last Ferrari models to do so.
Three versions of the 2011 Fiorano were available. The most popular was the coupe-only version. Two new versions joined the lineup in the model's final year: a high-performance 599 GTO and a limited-production 599 SA Aperta convertible. All offered a 6-liter V12 engine, which produced 620 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque.
The 2011 Fiorano was priced at $311,000 for a base-level model with a 6-speed manual transmission. Adding Ferrari's F1 single-clutch automatic brought the price to around $320,000. Drivers who could get their hands on the SA Aperta model paid around $500,000 for the privilege of owning the extremely rare convertible.