Overview The Ferrari 599 GTB was designed with several specific objectives in mind: to increase driving pleasure, to guarantee performance (courtesy of technology transfers from the F1 single-seaters), and to ensure comfort, ergonomics and safety. The new Ferrari 599 GTB sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 330 km/h. The car takes its name from the Fiorano circuit Ferrari uses to hone the performance of its track and road cars. 'GTB' stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, after the most famous Ferrari berlinettas ever built, and '599' is the displacement of the V12 engine divided by 10.
Exterior The Pininfarina designers had one clear but ambitious goal in designing the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. They wanted to clothe it in innovative lines that would still have all of the trademarks of Ferrari's sportiest and most high performance models. As ever, this process was not a standalone one but took place hand in hand with the optimisation of the car's exterior aerodynamics which were designed to deliver cutting-edge downforce figures. The car's design was developed around front-sloping lines which give it a thoroughly dynamic stance from the side. Its front is dominated by the volumes of the mud guards which extend as far as the bumpers so that it seems that the central section, bonnet and air intakes are set into them.
Interior The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is a strikingly sculptural car, its surfaces beautifully honed and modelled by Ferrari's designers and engineers. The design is so supple, in fact, that every angle brings something new to light. All of the freedom allowed in designing an extreme sports car was used here and the result is endlessly surprising. A balance has been struck in the interior between the car's sporty vocation and the intimacy that only skilled hand-crafting and detailed personalisation can achieve. The passenger areas of the car are trimmed in sumptuous leather while the driver area and controls boasts more high-tech detailing in carbonfibre and aluminium. In addition to the steering wheel and manettino, the central rev counter with a choice of red or yellow background and solid aluminium passenger controls,the new 599 GTB also boasts attractive new styling cues including a central grip to provide extra purchase for the passenger and new adaptive racing seats featuring carbonfibre side rests. The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano also benefits from an already vast choice of personalisation options available for every Ferrari model.