Ferrari is collaborating with Chinese artist Lu Hao to create and release the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE China Limited Edition. This new limited edition model will mark the first time that Ferrari has created such a special vehicle for China, blending Italian craftsmanship and technology with impeccable Chinese aesthetics elements.
This new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE China Limited Edition will be derived from the mid-front engine two-seater Ferrari 599, and will feature a high performance 12-cylinder engine and technologically advanced elements. Amazingly enough, the Ferrari 599 is considered as the most powerful V12 berlinetta that the Italian sports car maker has ever built.
Ferrari 599 is endowed with Ferrari's most technologically advanced two-seater features, thereby establishing a new benchmark in terms of design, sportiness and driving pleasure. Additionally, the Ferrari 599 features ideal weight distribution (47 percent front/53 percent rear).
Aerodynamically efficient, this sports car has an engine sound that will surely provide a sense of thrill and excitement to its driver. On the other hand, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE China Limited Edition will be laden with the HGTE package (Handling GT Evoluzione), making it more dynamic and more athletic.
This is because the HGTE Package is designed to enable a car to be capable of tighter and more dynamic handling as well as sharper cornering. This package also enhances a car's responsiveness and makes it easier to drive. Any car with this package would gain a performance level that would surpass its limits.
Ferrari is planning to produce just 12 examples of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE China Limited Edition. Each example will feature a Rosso Fuoco body finish and silver roof, completed by exquisite Chinese aesthetic elements. These elements are being taken care of by Lu Hao, as inspired by China’s ancient literary traditions, the Silk Road and the Ge Kiln porcelain.
Of course, he included his own interpretation of Chinese culture. As an indication of exclusivity, each Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE China Limited Edition will feature a plaque -- engraved with ancient Chinese calligraphic script in the “Xiao Zhuan” style -- bearing the owner's name. Moreover, the Xiao Zhuan script, which is Lu Hao’s finishing touch, will be used all over the limited edition.
For instance, a “China” plate in Xiao Zhuan style is attached to the car's body. Moreover, the numbers on the Rev Counter were transformed into Xiao Zhuan script. The sports car's jade encrusted Engine Start button also features the Xiao Zhuan script.
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE China Limited Edition will also come with a specially designed dedicated luggage, featuring depictions of the Silk Road etched in the leather.