Starting at | Starting at 11 MPG City - 15 MPG Highway
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The 599 GTB Fiorano gets its name from the track where Ferrari tests its road and Formula 1 cars. Ferrari describes the 599 GTB Fiorano as a front-mid-engine design, which means the engine is mounted farther back in the chassis than a regular front-engine car. The Ferrari GTB Fiorano has a 5.99L V12 engine with 448 lb-ft of torque at 5,600 rpm and a 6-speed gearbox. Ferrari claims that the F1-Trac system -- which monitors the speed of front and rear wheels, predicts the maximum amount of grip, and responds accordingly -- increases acceleration by 20 percent over traditional traction and stability control systems. For those who wish to live out their dream of being an F1 driver, the steering wheel is loaded with controls, similar to an F1 race car's wheel, and a racing and track package is available as an option, which includes upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes, a four-point racing harness, and a cockpit roll bar.
It may cost more than four times as much as a Corvette Z06, but the 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is a supercar that can handle the commute. The Fiorano combines race car performance with a truly upscale interior and luxury options that include a navigation system and parking sensors. The 599 GTB is one of the best performance cars available and it may be one of the most comfortable as well.
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, new a year ago, continues into the 2008 model year largely unchanged. The same V12 engine (borrowed from the Enzo) and clever Magna-ride suspension technology persists, making the 599 is the ultimate driver's car from the most famous sports car manufacturer. A garage door opener, colored seat belts, and Challenge Stradale ball polished wheels are new options, while the carbon ceramic brake system and the battery charging pre-wire kit are no longer available.
Ferrari's 2008 599 GTB Fiorano uses the same 6.0L V12 screaming beast that is found in the Enzo. Putting out 620 horsepower and redlining at 8,400 rpm, it also does 448 pound-feet of torque, almost all of which is available at only 3,500 rpm. Mash it, and all 12 cylinders let out a roaring melody, pushing you toward 60 mph in three and a half seconds. Take your foot off the pedal, and the motor unwinds in a series of sweet backfire pops, reminding you just how closely related this engine is to its racing parentage.
Braking & Traction
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Std|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Side Air Bag||Std|
|Electrochromic Rearview Mirror||Opt|
|Variable Inter. Wipers||Std|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Std|
|Rear Parking Aid||Opt|
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