Ferrari is introducing the new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE (Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione) package to up the ante on the 599 GTB sportiness and handling.
The package includes a modified set-up with stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings for the magnetorheological shock absorbers when the manettino is at its sportier settings. The ride height has also been lowered which in turn lowers the car’s centre of gravity.
The package also includes specifically optimised tyres featuring a compound that offers better grip.
The car’s F1 gearbox shifts are now even faster in high-performance settings, while a new engine software strategy has improved accelerator response.
The exhaust silencer has also been modified.
From a styling point of view, carbon-fibre widely has been used on the interior. The 20″ split-rim wheels are new with a special diamond-cut and matte silver finish. The rear diffuser is finished in matte black to highlight the chromed tail pipes. The cabin is sportier too thanks to a mix of full-grain leather, black Alcantara® and carbon-fibre trim.
The new seats are trimmed in a new two-tone combination of leather with black Alcantara® inserts, and the seat backs are trimmed entirely in carbon-fibre. Embroidered in contrasting stitching on the headrest are a Prancing Horse and the words “Handling GTE”.
Specifications Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE
Engine Configuration 65º V 12 Location Front, longitudinally mounted Construction alloy block and head Displacement 5.998 liter / 366 cu in Bore / Stroke 92.0 mm (3.6 in) / 75.2 mm (3 in) Compression 11.2:1 Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC Fuel feed Fuel Injection Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Drivetrain Chassis/body aluminum spaceframe Suspension (fr/r) Magnetoreological damping control SCM Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted Brakes ventilated carbon-ceramic discs, all-round, ABS Gearbox paddle-operated 6 speed Automatic Drive Rear wheel drive
Dimensions Weight 3725 lbs Length / Width / Height 4665 mm / 1962 mm / 1336 mm Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2750 mm / 1690 mm / 1618 mm
Performance figures Power 620 bhp @ 7600 rpm Torque 448 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm BHP/Liter 103 bhp / liter Power to weight 0.37 bhp / kg