The 599 replaced the 575 in the summer of 2006 and brought the front-engined V12 Ferrari slap bang into the modern age. Whereas the 550 and 575 always felt like modern classics, the 599 was every inch a new-age Ferrari: all-aluminium chassis, lashings of glossy carbonfibre, F1 SuperFast gearbox, F1-Trac stability and traction control, magnetic semi-active dampers and carbon-ceramic brakes, all wrapped in aggressive, aero-optimised bodywork with minimal overhangs and maximum presence.
Top billing, though, went to the engine – a lightly modified version of the Enzo’s 6-litre V12 with a mighty 611bhp at 7600rpm, endowing Ferrari’s new series-production flagship with truly sensational performance: 0-60 in 3.5sec, 0-100 in 7.4 and 205mph
Our car offered here today by Bell Classics, is quite possibly one of the nicest & most original examples available today. Supplied new to it’s first (& only) owner by Maranello Sales Egham in July 2008. This example was tastefully specified, & is finished in Grigio Silverstone with full Nero Hide. Optioned with fully electric Recaro seats with Daytona trim, 20” Monolitic Alloys, Electrochromic Mirrors, Front & Rear parking sensors, Leather Headlining, Leather Rear Bench, Bose Hi-Fi System,
The car has covered a mere 12,500 miles by it’s 1 keeper, & is supplied with a full Ferrari dealer service history & accompanying book pack. Quite possibly one of the nicest 599’s currently available today.