The 599 GTB Fiorano is designed by Pininfarina and
it is striking sculpted car.
The car shape conveys
its extreme sportiness, yet still retains a unique sophistication. 599
GTB lines are the result of an extensive wind tunnel testing to achieve
results in terms of both down force and drag.
Aerodynamic development on the car's underbody, the
rear diffuser and flying buttresses (which direct the air flow from the
glasshouse towards the rear deck spoiler) have resulted in 352 lbs of
down-force at 186 mph.
Despite this excellent
figure, the drag coefficient is a low 0.336.
interior design accentuates the cars sporty nature as well as a feeling
of intimacy and safety that only skilled handcrafting and detailed
personalization can achieve. The cabin of the car is lined with
sumptuous leather, while the cockpit features carbon fiber and aluminum
The new 599 GTB Fiorano
boasts attractive new styling elements including new adaptive racing
seats featuring carbon fiber side bolsters, the steering wheel mounted
manettino and the central rev counter with a choice of red or yellow
background. Additional standard features include: Bi-Xenon headlights,
LED rear lights, dusk/rain sensors, dual-zone climate control,
electrically adjustable steering column, hideaway CD player, and key
with an integrated volumetric anti theft device along with motion
Sumptuous leather trim is
tastefully combined with high-tech detailing in carbon-fiber and
aluminum for a unique ambience. Additionally, there are novel styling
cues including a central grip to provide extra support for the passenger
and new adaptive racing seats featuring carbon-fiber side rests.
Considerable attention was also paid to the 599 GTB Fiorano's packaging.
85 percent of the curb weight is concentrated between the axles for a
low polar moment of inertia. The long wheelbase (nearly 10" longer than
the 575M Maranello's) ensures optimum cockpit space. There's also a
class-leading trunk that ideally suits the car's grand touring
The Ferrari 599 GTB benefits from the
vast number of personalization options available on every Ferrari model.
This program covers four areas: Racing and Track, Exteriors and Colors,
Interior and Materials, Equipment and Travel. The Racing and Track
options include CCM (Carbon Ceramic Material) brakes, 20" Challenge
one-piece rims with run-flat tires, four-point harnesses and a cockpit
The Scuderia wheel arch shields and
colored brake calipers complete the look. Interior and Materials options
include a new Enzo Ferrari-inspired carbon-fiber steering wheel with
LED rev display which can be specified along with a special carbon-fiber
trim kit for the door panels, instrument panel, gear lever trim, and
door-sill kick panels. Various types of leather trim are also
available for the seats and interior too.
Travel and Equipment
accessories include front and rear parking sensors, iPod-friendly
set-up, satellite anti-theft system, and a luggage set specially
tailored to fit this model
The technical specification of the engine speaks for
itself: 5,999-cm3 of displacement and a specific power output of 103 hp
per liter. Twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank allow for
continuously variable timing on both intake and exhaust to optimize
torque delivery and drivability at both low and high RPMs. A
twin plate, low inertia clutch unit helps to lower the center of
gravity. Chain driven distribution reduces noise and is
The 599's engine
delivers a maximum torque figure of 608 Nm at 5,600 rpm, allowing the
car to pull well at any engine speeds.
The new model's
breathtaking sportiness is due in part to its high rev range for an
engine of this displacement. Its maximum power output is 620 hp at 7,600
rpm while its maximum rpm is 8,400 rpm. Particular attention
was placed on reducing fuel consumption, which is the same as in the
previous model under similar use, despite a significant leap in
599 GTB Fiorano developments focused
specifically on the distinctive sound the engine makes, that reduces
mechanical resonance in favor of a pure V12 soundtrack from both the
intake manifold and the exhaust system. This not only enhances driving
pleasure but also makes for a quieter ride inside the cabin itself.
The new generation F1 Superfast
gearbox debuting on the 599 GTB is an evolution of the F1
gearbox. The F1-Superfast system enhances the car's high
performance capabilities by using the kinetic energy within the
transmission components, and the integrated electronic engine and
gearbox management programs to speed up gear change times.
The different stages involved in changing the gears
are implemented in parallel (non-sequentially) and deliver an
exceptionally fast gear change.
This allow to cuts
overall shift times to just 100 milliseconds. This system is integrated
with the manettino and the driver is still free to choose between either
the Automatic mode or the Launch Control setting which offers smoother
starts from standstill.
For the first time in the
high performance sport car history, the 599 GTB Fiorano boasts the SCM
(Magnetorheological Suspension Control).
traditional dynamic suspension systems, the magnetorheological (MR)
fluid suspension system will react instantly to road conditions and
The viscosity of the fluid in the dampers is
modified by applying an electronically controlled magnetic field thereby
instantly modifying the stiffness of the suspension. This is translated
into a greatly improved body control that directly improves handling
and road holding ability thanks to optimal tire grip in all road
conditions. The result is a much safer and enjoyable driving experience
with a reduced roll and greater control over the vehicle while
accelerating, braking, and cornering.
F1-Trac is integrated with the manettino which adapts the car's
behavior to the driving conditions. The Sport setting is for an easy and
less aggressive driving, while Race ensures clients maximum performance
combined with consistently brilliant handling.
experience built up over thousands of miles of Formula 1 testing and
racing by Ferrari's drivers is now being utilized to ensure cutting-edge
road holding, safety and stability. The F1-Trac costantly
monitors the speed of both front and rear wheels and features predictive
software that estimates the maximum available grip in advance. Then it
compares this information with the vehicle dynamics model stored in the
control system and adjusts its reactions to suit, optimizing traction by
modulating power delivery.
The result is an easier and
smoother high-performance driving, thanks to maximum grip out of bends
(a 20% increase in acceleration compared to a traditional traction and
stability control system) and predictable handling even in extreme
The 599 GTB Fiorano features the steering
wheel-mounted manettino vehicle dynamics control switch that was
originally developed for the 1996 Formula 1 season. The manettino
integrates the stability and F1-Trac traction control systems, the
F1-Superfast gearbox and the SCM (Magnetorheological Suspension Control)
The Maettino allows the
driver to select the correct setting for the grip conditions at any
given time. The manettino's readouts are displayed on the new on-board
Multi Display unit so that the information important to each specific
setting is instantly available to the driver (e.g. lap times, tire
temperature and pressure or trip computer readouts).