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Old 12th January 2006, 13:03   #1
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While Ferrari has been wowing the crowds in Detroit with its display of FXX, F430 and 612 cars, it turns out this is all smoke and mirrors.

The real star of Ferrari's year is the 599 GTB and it's not even at the Detroit show.

The 599 is a 620bhp front-engined V12 sports car that will replace the ageing 575, and the name comes from the 5999cc capacity of the engine.

This engine makes the 599 the most powerful V12 road car Ferrari has ever sold to the public.

Styled by Pininfarina, the 599 will make its first public appearance at the Geneva motor show in March before going on sale later this year with a rumoured price tag of £170,000.

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Old 12th January 2006, 13:09   #2
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The rear looks RX-8 inspired !!!
On second thoughts....looking at the specs...don't you think after this ones launch Enzo is gonna loose market..as in resale market now??
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Old 12th January 2006, 13:23   #3
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LIKE IN TRACK Nothing names of persons or circuits a lot in order to begin: the Ferrari new calls 599 GTB, as the figures begin them of the 12 cylinders to V of 5999cc derived directly from that one of the Enzo. And if from the dressed one not even too much showy that has sewn to them wears Pininfarina not to traspare, the new berlinetta of Maranello has in body a lot of that badness to make an impression only sliding the numbers. That they speak about 620 cv to 7600 turns and a relationship peso/potenza of 2,6 kg/cv, for a total weight therefore of 1612 kg . Numbers from track more than from road if account of the weight of 12 cylinders is kept.

BEFORE the TIME Speed and acceleration has not been still communicated, but lasciamo to imagine. To case the 599 are not the berlinetta with performances more never elevated produced in Ferrari. The Enzo , a lot in order to make a comparison, has of 660 cv to 7800 turns, one the advanced maximum speed to the 350 km/h and a time of acceleration in the 0-100 of 3,65 sec. With a dry weight but of 1255 kg, many less of ours 599. That it will be slower, obvious, but imbattibile in its categoaria.

To the APEX Between the greater innovationes the chassis and the auto body entire in aluminum , last evolution of experienced how much up to now in Ferrari, and the position of the motor more towards the center for giving greater equilibrium to the order. The 599 of fact replace 575M the Maranello and it is placed without modestia to the apex of the sportività and the technique in fact of berlinette . A new point of reference, insomma. Even if for elegance and sobrietà podio the more high can be shared with concurrent others , laws Aston Martin or concept the Miura as soon as introduced in one stand not a lot far away of the same Hall.

STYLE FERRARI Like all the Ferrari also the 599 tip on the grinta, the immeditata riconoscibilità of the essential features, on the estremizzata sportività. Ricompare the grill introduced on 575M and the Scaglietti and then the passing on the F430. Of the Scaglietti it resumes lengthened landamento of the front beacons that extend on the passaruota in relief, while to the center of the cowling a longitudinal swell evidences the presence of the 12 cylinders.

FARETTI Of ANTAN Of side the main reason are the line of wedge belt , labitacolo rear and the double ones taken daria to thread of the passaruota front and posterior. One in order to extract air from the motor and laltra in order to cool the large brakes. Behind instead the great innovation they are the two mounting that they grow tall until lambire the tail and separates to you from the convex rear window . In tail the faretti always return round single that had characterized the Ferrari of some decade makes.

IN EXTENSION To GENEVA In order to see it from the alive one it must attend 28 February when it opens the Hall of Geneva , where will come introduced officially. Endured after he will be available near the concessionaires to a price not still communicated, but probably advanced to the 200,000 euro.
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I'm sorry, but what on earth did you do? Run the Italian promo stuff through Babelfish? Not one sentence makes sense...
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Wow! awesome babe!!
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Dunno why but I did not like this one.....somewhere it reminds me of the 612.
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