MONTREAL — If Ferrari ever builds a more beautiful car, alert the media.
The six-liter, 620 horsepower V12 599 GTB Fiorano debuted at the motor show in Geneva in 2006, spawning awes and gasps from onlookers much to the delight of designer Frank Stephenson.
The Fiorano speeds to 60 miles per hour in the time it takes other cars to warm-up; a mere 3.7 seconds.
The 3,722-pound GTB can run a quarter mile in the time it takes you to read this sentence twice. That’s 11.2 seconds by the way. The car boasts a lowly 5.7-pound per power-to-weight ratio and a powerful 448 pounds of torque at 5600 rpm, one of the lightest and most powerful in Ferrari’s history.
The Fiorano uses an aluminum build for its aerodynamic and light weight build and carries Magneto-Rheological suspension, one unmatched in handling and performance.
The main feature of the powerful Fiorano is the F1-Trac traction system, designed with the aid of the legendary Michael Schumacher, it allows an able driver to run the Fiorano’s test track in just one second less than Schumacher himself. On medium corners the superb handling shows its prowess, on sharper, faster corners, the F1 system takes over to maintain a smooth, comfortable ride.
The traction system is one of the most advanced on the market, with a dynamic stability system and one of the fastest shifting auto-clutch manuals yet, it has been dubbed the F1-SuperFast.
The car is much more advanced in every way than its predecessor, the 575M Maranello. It can race to 60 miles per hour in 0.5 seconds less and carries 80 more horsepower.
With a top speed of over 205 miles per hour and the handling of a sedan, the car is the new pride of Enzo Ferrari.
After seeing the car first-hand, its shine and smooth overtones are its first eye-catchers. It has a sportier and more luxurious outer design than any other Ferrari to date, with an interior that keeps the theme. Simply put: no Ferrari has ever looked better in red.
There isn’t another GT in the world that comes anywhere close to the Fiorano. It’s combination of handling, style and sheer, raw power make it one of the greatest cars to date. Don’t be surprised if it’s a car of the year candidate.
Priced at: $273,845 to start.