The Ferrari 599 is one of the finest grand touring cars Ferrari has ever produced.
With the swagger of a touring car and the soul of a true super sports car, the 599 was immediately recognized as a modern classic. But of course, there are people that are seeking more for this car, including Ferrari itself.
In response to this, Ferrari has released, albeit in limited numbers, arguably the ultimate 599: the 2012 Ferrari 599 XX Evoluzione.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: $1,500,000.00|
|Length: 188.5 in. (478 cm)||Wheel Base: 108.3 in. (275 cm)|
|Height: 50.5 in. (126.2 cm)||Width: 77.6 in. (197 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3277 lbs (1486 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Engine: 48 valve V12 DOHC||Displacement: 5999 cc|
|Horsepower: 740 HP||Max RPM: 9000 RPM|
|Torque: 516.3 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Seq|
|0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds||Max. Speed: 196 mph (315 km/h)|
Racing in Mind
This car, while it still looks like the 599 and still keeps the same engine and transaxle, is a completely different beast. True to Ferrariâ€™s High Performance Dynamic Concept, the 599XX is an eclectic mix of mechanical and electronic excellence that pushed the boundaries of speed.
The recipient of some of Ferrariâ€™s gizmos developed from years of experience in Formula 1, everything from aerodynamics to electronics are modified into this car, producing perhaps the most electrifying production car out there.
As for the mechanicals, an enhanced aerodynamic kit allows the production of 280kg of down force at 200km/h and 630kg at 300km/h, a SCM suspension that improves the 599â€™s already awesome handling capabilities, a lightweight body consisting of composite and carbon fiber parts, carbon ceramic brakes that promise optimal stopping power while reducing weight, and a modified engine that boasts outputs of 700hp at 9000rpm join forces to turn the 2012 Ferrari 599 XX Evoluzione the ultimate track weapon.