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    CAR: #Ferrari-F599GTB-F1 / #Ferrari-F599GTB / #Ferrari-F599 / #Ferrari-599 / #Ferrari-599GTB / #Ferrari-599GTB-Fiorano / #Ferrari / #Ferrari-V12
    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
    Price £171,825
    Max power 612bhp
    Max torque 488lb ft
    0-60mph 3.6 secs
    Top speed 205mph
    Mpg 11-15


    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.


    SUMMARY

    EXTERIOR Part refinished and like new
    INTERIOR Only slight wear to seat hide
    MECHANICALS Full history; errant tyre pressure monitor needs investigating

    VALUE ★★★★★★★★✩✩
    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.
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    Buyers’ Guide Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

    Posted in Cars on Monday, 13 June 2016

    Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano what you need to know about owning an appreciating classic buyers’ guide. With its Enzo-derived V12 engine, 205mph and crisp handling, the 599 GTB is an epically talented, yet surprisingly usable supercar. Could this be the best sub-£100k Ferrari you can buy? Report by Chris Rees. Photography by Michael Ward.

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