Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
It's not often an automaker makes its customers wait 24 months -- read: two years -- before they can get their hands on a vehicle. Ferrari can do that, or so it appears, with its new 599 GTB Fiorano, back in action as a two-seater, six-liter V12.
As one would expect, Ferrari spared no expense on the gizmos. Suspension/transmission settings abound, offering the driver to choose between settings for snow, rain, sport and race (or turning the CST off altogether), as if anyone is going to drive a Ferrari in the snow. 90 percent of the vehicles will come with optional F1 sequential paddle shifters, capable of shifting gears nearly as quickly as formula one cars. Under the hood is no joke either, what with 620 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque from the front-mid engine V12 launching the Fiorano up to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Optional carbon ceramic brakes offer up enough stopping power to tame it, however.
Pininfarina can be credited with the design, and it's easy to say that it's sleeker and sexier than the 575M Maranello it replaces.