The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano borrows its name from the test track where Ferrari tests both its road cars and Formula One racers, and it's designed to bring F1 to the streets.
New for 2009
There are no significant changes for 2009.
The long hood and short rear deck call to mind the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC4 — called the Daytona by many. With its sweeping curves, air ducts galore and round taillamps, it's likely one would identify the 599 GTB Fiorano as a Ferrari even without the chrome prancing horse on the hood. It is unfortunate, however, that the headlights bring to mind the narrow, long design that Infiniti has been using for some years.
- 23 exterior colors
- 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels
- Dual chrome exhaust
- Bi-xenon HID headlamps
- Tinted windows
The two-seat 599 GTB Fiorano will let drivers believe they're F1 racers if they wish, but they won't feel as if they're strapped into a Spartan racetrack beast. The seats have huge bolsters and cutouts for a four-point racing harness.
- 13 available interior colors
- Leather-wrapped seats, dash and steering wheel
- Alcantara simulated suede headliner
- Aluminum trim and shifter knob
- Power locks, windows and keyless entry
- Optional navigation system
- Optional carbon fiber trim
- Optional 11-speaker Bose stereo
Under the Hood
Ferrari calls the 599 GTB Fiorano a front-mid-engine design, meaning the engine is mounted farther back in the chassis than it would be in a pure front-engine car. Still, the engine is accessed from a front hood. The 599 GTB Fiorano can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
The vehicle dynamic control system lets drivers choose which setting they want for the suspension, traction control and gearbox.
- 12-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 with 448 pounds-feet of torque
- Six-speed manual transmission
- Available six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted controls
- Magnetic fluid-filled adaptive suspension
- Height-adjustable shocks
- Speed-sensitive hydraulic steering
- Available run-flat performance tires
The F1-Trac system monitors the speed of the front and rear wheels, predicts the maximum amount of grip and reacts accordingly. Ferrari says the system increases acceleration by 20 percent over traditional traction and stability control systems, and the magnetic-fluid suspension is designed to reduce body roll and give the driver greater control.
- Side-impact airbags
- Antilock brakes
- Electronic stability control
- F1-trac traction control system
- Available spare tire