Ferrari 599 

  • $250k built in Italy
  • 2006
  • 611 HP 6.0L
  • 209 mph
Ferrari has a thoroughly modern, thoroughly exhilarating new gran turismo berlinetta with slot-car handling, 611 lyric horses refined enough to invite for tea, abundant comforts for all body types, and styling that is crackling with some serious libido.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2006)
Aperta is Italian for "open," and apart from a rudimentary soft top that can be deployed if needed, the SA Aperta is designed to be enjoyed en plein air.
by MotorTrend

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 599


599 GTB Fiorano
3.6 s

Top speed

599 GTB Fiorano
209 mph
155 mph
430 Scuderia
190 mph


599 GTB Fiorano
6.8 s

Top Gear track time

599 GTB Fiorano
575M Maranello
430 Scuderia

1/4 mile

599 GTB Fiorano
11.5 s
12.3 s

Nurburgring time

599 GTB Fiorano

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 599


599 GTB Fiorano


599 GTB Fiorano
611 HP
453 HP
430 Scuderia
503 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE
The ride height has also been lowered which in turn lowers the car's centre of gravity.
The F1 gearbox's shifts are now even faster in high-performance settings, while a new engine software strategy has improved accelerator response.

Ferrari 599XX
These modifications, combined with the fact that internal attrition has been reduced and the maximum revs have been boosted to 9,000 rpm, helped achieve the target power output of 700 hp at 9,000 rpm.
Geneva, March 3rd 2009 - The 79th Geneva International Motor Show provides the venue for Ferrari to announce two new pieces of good news: the arrival of the Handling GT Evoluzione (HGTE) package for the 599 GTB Fiorano and the world debut of the 599XX which is aimed at a select group of clients.

Ferrari 599 GTO
Thus the 599 GTO is equipped with the latest, second-generation carbon-ceramic brakes which are lighter and offer better performance, new aerodynamic innovations, such as the wheel doughnuts which increase aerodynamic efficiency as well as improve brake cooling, and the Supersport tyres developed by Michelin include a wider front tyre for greater roadholding.
The car-driver interface was designed to maximise car and driver performance with a layout of the main commands that ensures absolute efficiency and minimum distraction.

Ferrari 599 SA APERTA
Thanks to the 670 CV engine beneath its bonnet, the SA APERTA beautifully embodies the sporty spirit of the 599, incorporating Ferrari's most advanced technology to deliver absolutely benchmark performance and superb driving pleasure.
A low-slung windscreen and the fact that it crouches lower to the ground than our other models lend the SA APERTA an exceptionally aerodynamic sleekness.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Price $250,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2006
Highest auction price 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, $389k, May 2007
City mileage 7 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG


Chief designer Frank Stephenson
Platform Ferrari 575M Maranello
Generation First Generation
Body style 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed


Transmission make Ferrari 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.15:1
  2. 2: 2.18:1
  3. 3: 1.56:1
  4. 4: 1.19:1
  5. 5: 0.94:1
  6. 6: 0.78:1
Axle ratio 4.18:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Unknown
Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front tires Ferrari 245/40 19 Pirellli PZero
Front wheels 245/40 19
Wheel material Cast Alloy
Rear tires Ferrari 305/35 20 Pirellli PZero
Rear wheels 305/35 20
Wheel material Cast Alloy

road tests

Top speed 209 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.6 s
0-100mph 6.8 s
0-200kph 10.3 s
Lateral acceleration 0.98 g
Top gear time 1:21.20
20.6km nurburgring time 7:47.0
Fiorano track time 1:26.50
Tsukuba circuit time 1:05.92
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.0
Drag coefficient 0.34

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.1 lb/hp
Maximum hp 611 HP @ 7,600 RPM
Maximum torque 448 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 8,400 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 48%/52%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion


Engine make Ferrari 6.0 L Tipo F140C V12
Displacement 5,999 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,726 lb
Width 77.2 in
Height 51.7 in
Length 183.7 in
Front track width 66.5 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in
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