Year of manufacture #2006
(first reg 2/1/07)
Recorded mileage 26,250
Asking price £124,990
Vendor Simon Furlonger Specialist Cars, Ashford, Kent; tel: 01233 646328; simonfurlonger.co.uk
WHEN IT WAS NEW
Max power 612bhp
Max torque 488lb ft
0-60mph 3.6 secs
Top speed 205mph
The F599 is, as Furlonger’s Matt Honeysett puts it, “the last of the monsters”, sharing the Enzo’s engine block, though with the wick turned down from its 661bhp. This car was specced with just about every option, including 20in monolithic wheels, Giallo brake calipers, inset Scuderia shields, front and rear parking sensors, carbon driver zone with LEDs and red rev counter, centre console and carbon ‘Daytona’ electric seats. There’s full history with supporting bills. The front has been refinished to eliminate stone-chips, and it’s smooth under the chin. Each of its four owners must have treated it gently because the (week) 4606-dated rear tyres still have a few mm of tread. The 2012 fronts have lots of life.
Inside, the carbon dash panels are unscratched, and the rest of it still looks new – except for the seat leather being lightly creased, with slight wear to the driver’s outer bolster. The motor is in factory finishes and dry on the outside; it was last serviced just 500 miles ago, in April 2016.
It starts instantly on the button, feeling lither than a 6-litre, and is easy to conduct, having the Superfast generation of paddle shift. You have to click through a few menus before it will tell you such things as coolant temperature, but the tyre pressure monitoring system insisted we had a puncture. The bills show that this has had various resets, so we ignored it.
Of more interest is the menu selectable by toggle on the steering wheel. In ‘Race’ the car is epically fast. Basically, floor it, then see if you can keep pulling the right paddle fast enough to stay in front of the succession of red LEDs that light up around the circumference of the wheel as you approach the 8500 (yes!) redline. It feels as if the back wants to squirm off somewhere over your right shoulder, but somehow the cleverness keeps it all contained and, just as you approach event horizon, the carbonceramic brakes kill the madness like an arrestor hook. Quite remarkable.
It will come with the books, two sets of keys, warranty, fresh MoT, new rear tyres, a service and Furlonger’s usual six-month/3000-mile warranty.
EXTERIOR Part refinished and like new
INTERIOR Only slight wear to seat hide
MECHANICALS Full history; errant tyre pressure monitor needs investigating
For Who needs Saturn 5?
Against Not the subtlest shade for a large 200mph car
SHOULD I BUY IT?
Sure to become collectable like the Daytona and 575M – and this one has all the toys. Prices range from £119-150,000, so it’s competitive.