2006 Ferrari 599 GTB FioranoSOLD

ex-Ferrari Factory Pan American Tour

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Estimate: 220,000€-260,000€

297,000 € Sold

Specifications: 612bhp 5999cc DOHC four valves per cylinder V-12 engine, electrically-actuated six-speed F1 gearbox, four- wheel independent suspension via double wishbones w/Delphi magnetorheological dampers, coil springs and anti-roll bars, four-wheel drilled and vented disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,750mm (108.3 ” )

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano represents an artful blend of Ferrari ’ s famous front-engined V-12s from the past and a great deal of the modern technology found in their road and race cars. It seems fitting that the all-aluminum body was designed by none other than Pininfarina, who - although famous for many Ferrari designs - also penned the famous 365 GTB/4 “ Daytona ” from which the 599 clearly descends. With its long nose sloping down and short upswept tail section, a 200 mph+ top speed is reported. Aerodynamics certainly help: the vacuum created by the 599 GTB ’ s lower-side venturis can exceed the car ’ s lift by over 400 lbs. Meanwhile, the freestanding flying rear buttresses that control the airflow laterally around the 599 GTB ’ s curved rear glass minimize drag.

The large and powerful 612bhp Enzo-derived V-12 is in front of the driver, however the 599 GTB is considered a front-mid-engined car. Weight distribution is actually rear-biased (47/53), due to the rearward positioning of the engine and transaxle, with 85 percent of the 599 GTB ’ s weight captured between the wheels. The engine sits low due to its dry-sump lubrication and smaller-diameter dual-plate clutch. With the magnetorheological shocks set to firm, the 599 GTB reportedly achieved 1.08 g on the skid pad. Mounted on the steering wheel is a manettino switch used to give the driver control over the car ’ s electronic stability and safety systems. Drivers can choose from computer-involved settings labeled “ ice ”“ low grip ”“ sport ” and “ race. ” In “ race ” mode, the system allows the tail to drift wide enough for maximum speed, but not more.

In celebration of the 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari launched the Ferrari Panamerican 20,000, a three-month journey from Brazil to New York City. The 15-stage route would be negotiated by journalists from the around the world. The route took the Ferraris through Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico and up to Los Angeles for the first stop in the U.S. From Los Angeles the cars went to Las Vegas, Houston, Miami, Washington D.C., Chicago, Toronto, and finally to New York City.

The two sparkling new 599 GTB Fioranos, one finished in Tour de France blue and the other in Rosso Corsa red, departed Brazil on August 24, 2006 and arrived in New York on November 17. The endurance test was in part designed for Ferrari to showcase the 599 ’ s overall performance, comfort and everyday usability. The press adored the cars. The two 599 GTB Fiorano were decorated with graphics inspired by the local native cultures and with the logos of the sponsors taking part in the project. As they passed through each country, the cars ’ bonnets were decorated with the flag of that hosting country and its most famous symbol.

The example we are pleased to offer here is the Tour de France Blue car, which flawlessly executed the 20,000 journey from Brazil to New York City. This special-liveried 599 GTB was very slightly modified to handle the rugged terrain in the toughest parts of the route. A special upgraded underbody protector made from 4 mm thick duralumin w

as fitted rather than plastic and the suspension set-up is slightly higher to cope with the difficult road conditions. The car has covered approximately 40,000 kms from new whilst in the ownership of the Ferrari Factory. Presented for sale after an extensive service, the car is in perfect running condition and is ready to be enjoyed. The sister car to the car offered here today (finished in Rosso Corsa) has been shown in the Galleria Ferrari and will remain in the Ferrari factory collection. Chassis 146728 is therefore a unique opportunity to purchase, directly form the factory, one of two Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano cars to complete the Ferrari Panamerican 20,000, and the only car that will ever be released to the public – a truly unique addition to the collection of any Ferrari enthusiast.

Reference Number 8004

as of 3/18/2007

Overview
Car 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Paddle Shift 
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