Ferrari 599 GTB

The Velveteen Ferrari

Published by on Jul 5th, 2013, No Comments

Velveteen Ferrari

Some people have taken the term ‘luxury car’ to the next level – as this Ferrari 599 GTB wrapped in black velvet proves.

The owner of this Ferrari, that was recently spotted cruising around London, must really want his car to look (and feel) luxurious. Either that or he is a really big fan of Allanah Myles’ 80’s hit, ‘Black Velvet’. (more…)

Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid Version Coming to Geneva

Published by on Dec 27th, 2009, 1 Comment

Ferrari 599 Hybrid Concept

The Ferrari camp is always special at all major auto shows across the globe and the one they’ll show in Geneva next year, will be no different as we’re talking about a hybrid version of the 599 GTB. Although the Italians haven’t officially confirmed any of these, word is (and we’d like to believe it) that a Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. The hybrid version will sport a combination of an electric motor and a system of lithium-ion batteries, both of which will together be placed on either sides of the transaxle. Compared to the regular 599 GTB Fiorano, this one will come with a 35% improvement in fuel consumption. Also assisting the hybrid power-train will be a brake regeneration system, a start stop technology and an electric boost system. It will be interesting to see how the world receives a hybrid version of an otherwise scorching car.

Geneva Preview: Ferrari 599 HGTE

Published by on Feb 9th, 2009, No Comments

Although the world crisis deepends, at the next month’s Auto Show in Geneva, Ferrari will introduce their HGTE (Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione) for their 599 model. There aren’t many official details about it, but it’s expected to feature a new front grille, 20-inch three piece wheels and a new rear exhaust, while on the inside you should expect more carbon fiber trim and new sports seats. We can’t vouch that you’ll afford it, but with a standard V12 engine that outputs 620 hp (608 Nm of torque) that takes it naught to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds you should consider it. Of course if you can afford an estimated £17k ($25k US) price increase over the 599 GTB – which we are not sold on. [via ]

* Image: Ferrari 599 GTB One to One

Cristiano Ranoldo's Wrecked Ferrari 599 GTB

Published by on Jan 8th, 2009, 1 Comment

Now girls, don’t you get worried or anything, because the young Cristano Ronaldo had no serious injuries. His car though… it’s a wreck now.The reigning European Footballer of the Year, Ronaldo was driving alone in his supercar – a Ferrari 599 GTB that has a 6.0-litre V12 engine under the hood which outputs 612hp and tops at 330 km/h, when the incident happened. We can’t say if he’s too young for such a vehicle or there are other problems involved, but that certainly looks like a red card to me. As for the car, don’t worry, he’ll score a few goals for Manchaster United and buy another one in a week. [via ]