Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano prepares for a facelift

Article by Christian A., on April 30, 2009

It has been three years since the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano replaced the Ferrari 575M Maranello and it is time for a restyling, which is anticipated to be principally centered on the front section of the car, aiming at giving the car an edgier, more current appearance.

Larger and more aggressive air intakes are to be expected, together with California-inspired adjustments around the grill. There won't be lots of power boosting require since the 599's basic 611hp (456kW) power yield is already sufficient enough.

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE –standing for Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione -- which was revealed just of late, offers a foretaste of the new direction Ferrari is most likely to go with regards the styling of the standard 599, with flares and mesh grill-work that is bolder, but nothing extreme or flashy.

The HGTE package for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano further highlights sportiness and handling of the model. The package include a revised setup with more rigid springs and anti-roll bar at the rear together with new calibration settings for the magnetorheological shocks when the manettino is turned to its sportier setup. The ride height is also lowered, thereby lowering of the center of gravity also.

Further featured in the HGTE package are optimized tires with improved grip based on a tire compound. Its gearbox shifts are F1-derived while the muffler of the exhaust has been revised to generate a more distinct and exciting audio under high speeds.
Power boosting will be reserved for the likes of the Ferrari 599XX and any production model that may result from that program. Also showcased at the Geneva Auto Show, the experimental car produces 700 hp (522 kW) of max output at a remarkable 9,000 rpm.

More details of the Ferrari 599 will surely be coming out as the car received more improvements toward its introduction late this year or early next year.

During the design process for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the sports car maker considered a number of specific objectives, one of which is to exceed the incredible driving pleasure delivered by iconic Ferrari models like the F40.

Moreover, Ferrari also aimed to ensure that the 599 GTB Fiorano is able to deliver superior comfort, interior space, safety and ergonomics. Ferrari also sought to make the 599 GTB Fiorano offer a dazzling performance, especially that the new V12 model features cutting-edge content as well as an array of technology taken from the sports car maker’s Formula One racers.

Realizing these objectives has allowed the Italian super brand to achieve an exceptional feat in terms of pure Ferrari technology and sportiness.

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