Lot 137 - 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB
|Odometer reading||21,126 miles|
|Estimate||£99,000 - £120,000|
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. Like its cousin, the F430, the 599 was the second Ferrari to wear the now trademark 'il manettino' dial on the steering wheel. This dial, with its name translating to 'little lever', 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 that allows the driver to access a multitude of settings and in-car information. 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.
This Rosso Scuderia Ferrari 599 GTB with Tan leather interior, the combination that many believe to be the very best, is in splendid condition throughout. Optional extras included carbon fibre driving zone, electric carbon fibre backed racing seats and carbon ceramic brakes. Servicing on this example has certainly not been taken lightly and this example comes with a full service including new clutch system performed in 2015, books and manuals are in the original leather bound case including the stamped service booklet at 5,114, 8,456, 15,568, 20,089, 30,374 and a recent service with GVE London in April 2017 at 34,000km. A Ferrari Certificate of Conformity, an MoT test certificate valid until October 2017 and a V5 registration document can also be found amongst the history paperwork on what can be considered a very desirable 599 GTB in beautiful condition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.