Ferrari preparing the 599 GTB Alonso Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 7, 2011

The last generation of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano that will be released in January 2012 will be more impressive than any version it has had so far (except for the 599XX race car). According to Teamspeed and FerrariChat, Ferrari is currently building a final version of the car, which will likely use the Ferrari 599 Fernando Alonso edition designation.

For the car to pay a proper tribute to the F1 driver, it needs to be more agile. This means that the car will be lighter. Ferrari is expected to build fewer than 40 units of this model.

But before this last generation model arrives, fans are taking inspiration from the F10 Tribute Edition, which Alonso has recently driven.

For those who don’t know, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano uses a V12 engine capable to deliver 620 hp at 7,600 rpm and 608 Nm at 5,600 rpm. With these numbers, the vehicle can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 11 seconds and has a top speed of 330 km/h or 205 mph.

Unique is the best word to use when describing the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. It has a design flair and wherewithall which borders on striking and goes beyond its sporty nature.

Managing to find the right balance between sporty and luxurious, the Fiorano boasts excellent hand-crafting and detailing which makes the Ferrari feel more intimate than you might guess.

Comfort and class line the passenger side of the vehicle, with an exquisite leather trim whilst the driver’s side comes with more technology available and it is lined with carbon-fibre and aluminium.

The rev counter, steering wheel and manettino are available with a choice of red or yellow backgrounds and alumiunium passenger controls. There is a central grip to provide additional support for the passenger and the new racing seats can be adapted to your needs and come as standard with carbon-fibre arm rests.

Also coming as standard are a number of accessories such as LED lights for the rear, bi-xenon headlamps up front, sensors to detect dusk and rain, climate control which is dual-zone, steering wheel column is adjustable and the radio/CD player hides as part of an integrated anti-theft device with motion sensors.

For the complete list, there are a number of options available and they include such things as Equipment and Travel, Exterior and Colours, Interior and Materials and Racing and Track. For example, the Racing and Track options include 20 inch Challenge rims, run-flat tyres, carbon ceramic material brakes, cockpit roll-bar and four-point harnesses. And for those looking to complete the Fiorano's sporty look, there is the option for Scuderia wheel arch shields and coloured brake calipers.

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