Exotic automakers are constantly tweaking and fine-tuning their products to stay ahead of the competition. Just look at recent examples like the Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni edition
or Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
. But if you've already got one in your garage, you'll have to pony up all over again to get the new version...if you can get your hands on one. Ferrari, on the other hand, has taken a different approach with its revised 599 HGTE. Upgrading on the existing 599 GTB Fiorano, the HGTE package was unveiled at the Geneva auto salon
just a few months ago bearing a host of improvements to the car's performance, handling and styling. But rather than leave its existing owners in a cloud of exhaust smoke and burnt rubber, Ferrari has announced that it is making the HGTE package available to existing owners of its premier V12 supercar.
Launching first in the UK, the HGTE package – complete with comprehensively revised suspension, grippier wheels and tires, a new exhaust system and more – can be had for £17,213 (about $28k in American greenbacks). For owners of newer models equipped with Ferrari's F1-derived sequential gearbox, an upgrade to the throttle response and transmission shift times is also available for an extra £2490. The kit can be installed by any certified local Ferrari dealer, and the only thing which the factory-equipped version gets that the upgrade package lacks is the interior trim kit.