Lot 207 - 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB
|Odometer reading||77,000 km|
|Estimate||£82,000 - £94,000|
|Result||Sold - £84,000|
The Ferrari 599, or code F141, is an Italian sports car produced by Ferrari. It was the brand's two-seater flagship, replacing the 575M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model, and was replaced for the 2013 model year by the F12 Berlinetta. The 599's engine is derived directly from the Ferrari Enzo, which, just a few years earlier, had been acclaimed as the company's most technologically advanced supercar ever. The GTB can sprint from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds and the six-litre, V12, can produce 620bhp at 7,600rpm bringing the car to a speed of 205mph. Its acceleration was faster than the Enzo and even faster than the McLaren F1, partly in thanks to its superb traction control which was initially developed for the Scuderia's Formula One cars. The 599 was the second Ferrari to wear the now trademark 'il manettino' dial on the steering wheel. This dial, features five settings to adjust the traction damper settings and to monitor the throttle mapping. This gives the driver the option of having both a docile driver-friendly car or a race set-up with breathtaking performance. 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 being paid throughout. Carbon fibre and aluminium are utilised on the dash, which features Enzo-styled instruments and a complex LCD display. The seats, developed by Recaro, are multi-functional and have adjustable pneumatic support for the passengers' hips and ribs, to provide a tight grip during high-speed road or circuit driving.
A Rosso Corsa Ferrari 599 GTB with black Daytona leather interior. Optional extras included carbon fibre driving zone and engine cover, electric carbon fibre backed racing seats and carbon ceramic brakes. Having recently been serviced by MVSi in April 2017, the stamped service booklet also shows a further five stamps with Al Taylor Ferrari the sixth being with MVS. Complimented by a matt black roof and with a racing F1 stripe leading to the Aero kit GTO front splitter, all specified from Ferrari from new. An MoT test certificate valid until March 2018 and a V5 registration document accompany the car and are found in the Ferrari leather bound book holder, a brand new set of Pirelli P-Zero tyres wrap the graphite alloy wheels and compliment the aggressive styling on this sought-after V12 GTB. A car for the V12 purists and equally for those who like their Ferrari's to be drivable in luxury combined with Enzo performance.
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