duminică, 10 aprilie 2016

Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 2007 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 2007

In terms of performance, the 599 GTB was a landmark car for Ferrari. It was fitted with a 6.0-litre V-12 engine derived from the Enzo and was capable of mind-bending performance. With 620 brake horsepower at 7,600 rpm, a 0–100 km/h time of 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of over 300 km/h, it is a properly quick car by anyone’s standards. Even more incredible was that this performance eclipsed that of the F40 and even the Enzo and McLaren F1 in terms of acceleration, all from a car touted as a high-speed, luxurious grand tourer!
Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 2007

Like the 575M before it, Ferrari introduced the Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione (HGTE) package in 2009 to upgrade the 599’s already wonderful handling dynamics. Buyers could opt to add this as an option when ordering their 599, or existing owners could return their car to an authorised Ferrari dealership, where their car could be upgraded. The package includes stiffer front and rear springs with adjustable shocks, a thicker anti-roll bar, new wheels, and tyres with slightly wider front wheels. Finally, the exhaust note was retuned, and the car sits 10 millimetres lower than standard, giving it a more aggressive demeanour.
Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 2007

The 599 GTB presented here was delivered new to Belgium through Francorchamps Motors in Brussels. It is one of just ten European-delivery examples equipped with a manual transmission, and it was highly optioned from the factory, with a MSRP of €266,000, including options. The car was finished new in traditional Rosso Corsa over Nero and fitted with a number of optional extras, including carbon-ceramic brakes, fully electric seats with Daytona-style inserts, Scuderia shields, the Cascade Telematics navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, a Bose stereo system, and a six-disc CD changer, amongst other options. Following delivery to its first owner in June 2007, the car returned to Francorchamps Motors in 2009 and was upgraded with the HGTE package, at a total cost of €20,815.04.
Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 2007

This 599 is currently in the ownership of its second owner, who is based in the UK, and it has been wonderfully maintained and sparingly driven. Recently, it has received a full service and detail by an authorised Ferrari dealership in the UK.