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Specification

Specification

  • Mileage: 8,600
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Size: 5999 cc
  • Interior Colour: Nero
  • Exterior Colour: Rosso Corsa
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Seats: 2
  • Service:
  • Reg date: 2010/3

Optional extras

  • Factory HGTE Handling Package
  • Carboceramic Brake System
  • Carbon Fibre Driving Zone
  • Carbon Fibre Door Panels
  • Carbon Door Entry Guards
  • Red Brake Calipers
  • Scuderia Ferrari Shields
  • iPod Connection
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Full Electric Seats
  • Bose Sound System
  • Rosso Stitching
  • Paint Protection Film
Description

Description

EVO says:

Spelled out, HGTE stands for Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione. In hardware terms this means stiffer springs front and rear (by 17 and 15 per cent respectively), a meatier rear anti-roll bar and new chunky-looking five-spoke wheels amongst other things. There are a couple of software tweaks too. The magnetic dampers have been recalibrated to act more aggressively and the change time of the AMT paddle-shift transmission has been reduced to 85 milliseconds when the manettino dial on the steering wheel is switched to its Race position.

The electronically adjustable race seats (an option on the regular 599) look superb and combine terrific support with fine comfort, while an extra smattering of carbon around the cabin provides additional go-faster stimulation for the senses. On the outside, in addition to the lower stance and rather butch-looking wheels, there's also a new grille and the exhaust pipes each have a carbon-style section before the metal end caps. 

Perhaps the biggest grin factor is that the 599 HGTE makes the Fiorano circuit seem easier than it actually is. Immediately reassuring is the sense of balance and seemingly limitless composure. This, along with weighty, communicative steering that commands genuinely accurate turn-in and terrific front-end bite, makes the HGTE more nimble and agile than seems possible for a car with a kerb weight of 1690 kilos.

The big Italian feels beautifully planted and precise everywhere on the circuit, but the defining aspect of the HGTE pack is that the faster you go, the better it gets.

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