2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Affectionately dubbed the “everyday Enzo” because of its ease of use, the 599 GTB was an incredible car for its time. Much of the innovation and design it debuted back in 2007 would still be regarded as leading edge today.
Its visually subtle, but technically wonderful, aerodynamic design elements set a new standard. The underbody spoiler and diffuser, together with the vortices created by the “flying buttress” C-pillars, were so effective in creating downforce it eliminated the need for a rear wing.
The 599 was also the first Ferrari GT to use an aluminium chassis and it was one of the very first cars in the world to get carbon ceramic brake discs.
The 100+ Club
The 599 also set a new standard for specific power output – its 612 horsepower (456 kW) from the 6.0-litre V12 placed it in an exclusive club of cars to exceed 100 hp per litre of displacement without any kind of forced induction.
The engine was positioned aft of the front axle and by using a transaxle gearbox this long-nosed Ferrari was able to deliver a front-rear weight split of 47:53. The 599 was an automotive marvel on so many levels.
Special features include: full Rosso leather interior, Daytona carbon-fibre full-electric sports seats, carbon-fibre steering wheel with top LED display, carbon-fibre dashboard, carbon-fibre door inners, carbon-fibre centre console, carbon-fibre door sills, carbon-ceramic brakes with yellow calipers, Scuderia Ferrari shields and Bose hi-fi system.