2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145
Lot 365Ω N
2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina Registration no. Not UK registered Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145
Sold for £124,700 (US$ 166,484) inc. premium

Lot Details
2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145
2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. Not UK registered
Chassis no. ZFFFD60B000164145

*Recovered by the National Crime Agency and sold under the Proceeds of Crime Act, with the proceeds of the sale going towards the public purse
*European specification
*Left-hand drive
*Only 132 kilometres recorded

Footnotes

  • 'The Ferrari 599 offers mind-blowing pace and handling. Quite possibly the best Ferrari of its generation. We'll spare the 911 Turbo the ignominy of comparison times, because the Ferrari has moved the game onto another level.

    'There are the quick cars – those that nip below 10 seconds to 100mph, such as the Lamborghini Gallardo. Then there are the very quick cars, which post 0-100mph times beginning with an eight. But anything under eight seconds belongs to an elite group, and in gaining such membership, the Ferrari 599 has shaken the establishment like nothing in the past 20 years. Its 7.4sec average matches the time we recorded for the Pagani Zonda S. Rest to 60mph takes just 3.7sec.' – Autocar.

    Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006, the 599 GTB Fiorano took its name from Ferrari's famous test track and was the latest in a succession of models named after places associated with the marque such as Modena and Maranello. Its immediate predecessor - the 575 Maranello - had met with a mixed reception, disappointing those that had so admired the 550 Maranello, so Ferrari had some catching up to do in designing the 599.

    Having favoured the mid-engined layout for its 12-cylinder road cars from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, Ferrari surprised everyone by introducing the 550 Maranello. The latter's arrival in 1997 saw the Italian manufacturer return to its tradition of building front-engined V12 two-seater sports cars, resurrecting a line that had remained dormant since the demise of the 365GTB/4 'Daytona' in 1974. The 599 was the latest in this noble line that stretched all the way back to the 250GT SWB of the early 1960s. In designing the 599, Ferrari abandoned the tubular steel chassis of the 550/575, adopting a more advanced and lighter all-aluminium chassis of greatly increased stiffness. Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari's Frank Stephenson, the 599 with its long bonnet, small cabin, raised haunches and aggressive stance seemed the very definition of the term 'sports car'. The body's aerodynamics were developed in the wind tunnel, where hours of testing ensured that the minimum of drag was combined with constant downforce regardless of set up, an important consideration in a 200mph road car. Styling details such as the front brake ducts and hot air outlets behind the front wheelarches recalled the great competizione Ferraris of the past while the tail incorporated Ferrari's characteristic twin circular lights.

    The heart of any Ferrari is its engine, and the 599's 48-valve, 6.0-litre V12 was a reworked version of that found in the Enzo supercar. As installed in the 599, this state-of-the-art unit produced a staggering 612bhp at 7,600rpm with maximum torque of 448lb/ft at 5,600 revs. Weighing a claimed 1,690kg, the 599 has a power-to-weight ratio of 362bhp per tonne, far eclipsing the 291bhp/tonne of its 575 Maranello predecessor. Developed as part of Ferrari's Formula 1 programme, the paddle shift gearbox had become a feature of its range-topping sports cars and was available in its latest form for the 599, capable of changing gear in a mere 100 milliseconds. A conventional six-speed gearbox was available also.

    Although active suspension had long been banned from Formula 1, its development for road cars had continued and the 599 came equipped with SCM magnetorheological 'semi-active' dampers. The latter's damping fluid changes in viscosity almost instantaneously when a magnetic field is applied, thereby altering the suspension characteristics. Damper controls were placed on the Formula 1-style steering wheel together with those for traction control and stability, as was the starter button. The 599's fortunate driver would find him/herself looking at a central analogue rev counter flanked by a similar speedometer and an electronic display screen for all other functions. Ferrari thoughtfully provided plentiful storage space within the sumptuous leather-trimmed interior.

    The fabulous and exclusive Ferrari supercar offered here was built in 2008 to left-hand drive European specification and supplied new via Hasler AG, authorised Ferrari dealers of Basel, Switzerland, being first registered by them for warranty purposes 22nd October 2008. Fashionably turned out in nero with roof and pillars in argento, the stylish GT incorporates several desirable factory options to include dark tan Daytona seats with nero piping; steering wheel and rear parcel shelf trimmed in tan leather; yellow instruments; Cascade navigation pack; iPod connection; airbag 'off' switch; and Ferrari Challenge alloy wheels.

    Although started and run regularly whilst in storage, this '599' displays a genuine total of only 132 kilometres on the odometer and is presented in effectively 'as new' condition. Sold strictly as viewed and without documents, the car will require a Certificate of Conformity issued by Ferrari themselves or obtained from an official Ferrari agent before it can be registered.

    Should this unregistered vehicle remain within the EU, local import taxes of 20% will be applied to the hammer price.
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