2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

Darin Schnabel ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The 599 GTB Fiorano was a ground-breaking achievement for Ferrari. Although it was touted as a dual-purpose grand touring and sports car, the 599 could easily outmatch the performance of Ferrari’s iconic F40.

The 599’s engine was derived directly from the Ferrari Enzo supercar. The 6-liter V12 produced 620 brake horsepower at 7,600 rpm, sprinting the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 205 mph.

Like all modern Ferraris, the 599 is just as luxurious as it is fast. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with incredible attention to detail throughout. Carbon fiber and aluminum are utilized on the dash, which features Enzo-style instruments. The seats, developed by Recaro, are multi-functional and provide a tight grip during high-speed road or circuit driving.

The 599 GTB offered is equipped with an extremely rare 6-speed manual transmission. Only 20 such examples were delivered to the United States. Optional equipment includes Scuderia shields, 20-inch Challenge wheels, carbon-ceramic disc brakes and Daytona-style seats. The current owner acquired the GTB in November 2009, and the car has accrued less than 3,800 miles since new. It has been properly stored in a climate-controlled collection, and it is accompanied by its original books.

Steve Ahlgrim

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Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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