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Ferrari 599: Buying guide and review (2006-2012)

Ferrari 599: Buying guide and review (2006-2012) Classic and Performance Car
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When it comes to recommending a car with a ‘future classic’ status, few can be more of a sure thing than a front-engined V12 Ferrari. The 599 GTB Fiorano was the Italian marque’s first all-new attempt of the formula in the 21st century, replacing the 575M when it made its debut in 2006. Given the immense performance and everyday usability it showcases, it’d be a shame to treat it like an investment and keep it locked away…
 
One of the finest of the 599’s qualities is undoubtedly the engine. The 5999cc unit is a detuned version of the powerplant found in the Enzo. In this application, it’s good for 612bhp and 448lb ft. Unlike the 575M, the chassis was constructed from aluminium, so despite increased equipment levels and body both broader and longer than its predecessor, weight remained almost unchanged at around 1750kg. With a distinct power advantage over rivals like the Aston Martin Vanquish and DBS, it was the most potent car of its type: a 3.6-second 0-60mph time is seven tenths clear of the DBS, and a 207mph top speed is almost 20mph faster.
 
The Ferrari’s advantage became greater in the corners. Magnetorheological dampers feature electromagnets acting on hydraulic fluid inside, allowing each corner to precisely adjust the rate of damping depending on road conditions and driving style. This, combined with the F-Trac traction and stability control system, helps it to feel impressively agile and composed for a car of its size. The first of its type fitted to a Ferrari road car, F1-Trac is controlled by a small manettino switch on the steering wheel, allowing for varying degrees of slip angle.
 
Steep fuel bills aside, the 599 would be a fairly easy car to live with every day. Accept the fact that it's strictly a two-seater and there’s plenty of space inside, while a 320-litre boot is larger than most modern superminis. Any car sold through official Ferrari channels comes complete with a two-year warranty, so any potential issues can be covered, too.
 
Which one to buy?
 
For the first two years of 599 production just the one flavour was available, so the variations in early models come down to colour and trim choices. Notable options include the carbon ceramic brakes (steel brakes were standard, but the overwhelming majority of buyers upgraded) and a six-speed manual gearbox in place of the ‘F1’ semi-auto. Manual cars are extremely rare, with 30 sold worldwide during the 599’s six-year run.
 
From 2008 onwards, those looking for a more focussed feel could opt for the HGTE pack. A £14,000 option, it consists of lower, firmer suspension, grippier tyres wrapped around 20-inch wheels, a quicker response to the gearshift and throttle, and a louder exhaust system.
 
The 599 formed the basis of a number of special edition cars. The 599 XX was a track-only technology showcase in the style of the Enzo-based FXX. Power jumped to 720bhp while weight dropped by 270kg relative to the GTB, and a variety of aero modifications helped the XX to produce 630kg of downforce at 186mph. Only 29 were built. The XX Evo followed two years later, adding 20bhp, weighing 35 kilos less (both improvements thanks in part to new side exit exhausts), and gained aerodynamic modifications, the most noticeable of which was a Formula 1-style DRS system to stall the rear wing.
 
Using know-how gained from the 599 XX, the road-legal 599 GTO was released in 2010. 599 examples found homes with buyers, with changes consisting of a power increase for the V12 taking figures to 661bhp (and torque to 460lb ft), while over 100kg was trimmed from the GTB’s kerb weight.
 
While no convertible version of the 599 was sold, 80 SA Apertas were offered, primarily to the American market. Its V12 was in the same state of tune as the GTO unit, but the roof - a fiddly, flimsy canvas affair - means that it’s a car best suited to sunny days.
 
To celebrate 60 years of Ferrari race wins in Formula 1, the brand released the 60F1. Based on a HGTE pack-equipped GTB, it adds unique 20” alloy wheels and exterior graphics, and alcantara-trimmed seats inside. As few as five were sold to UK customers.
 
Performance and spec
 
Engine 5999cc V12
Power 612bhp @ 7600rpm
Torque 448lb ft @ 5600rpm
Top speed 207mph
0-60mph 3.6secs
Fuel consumption 21.3mpg
Gearbox Four-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2750mm
Length 4665mm
Width 1962mm
Height 1314mm
Weight 1753kg
 
Common problems
 
● The 599 is a wide, low car, so any used in city driving may have succumbed to minor scuffs. Search for any damage, paying extra attention to the lower edge of the front bumper

● Some owners have also noted that the exterior paint application is a little thin, particularly over some of the sharper body creases. Over-enthusiastic polishers might well have caused damage, so closely inspecting the bodywork is advisable

● The engine very solid as long as it is maintained properly. This means that a service should be carried out annually

● As with the engine, the gearbox is strong, but the oil needs to be changed every two years to keep it at its best. Clutch wear will depend entirely on the mechanical sympathy of the previous owner, but many 599s have received changes at around 30,000 miles

● Tyres will be a predictable expense. The 599 was equipped with either Pirelli P Zeros or Michelin Pilot Super Sports from the factory. Budget about £400 for a pair of P Zeros for the front and £500 for the rears.
 
Model History
 
Feb 2006: 599 GTB revealed at the Geneva Motor Show
2008: HGTE pack introduced, designed to sharpen the 599 driving experience
2009: Track-only 599 XX released. Very limited numbers, each cost approximately £1.2 million
Apr 2010: 599 GTO revealed, a road-legal variation of the 599 XX
2010: 80 examples of the open top 599 SA Aperta produced.
2011: 599 GTB 60F1 released. Based on the HGTE, it gained unique exterior decals and a new alloy wheel design 
Dec 2011: 599 XX Evo develops the XX formula further. Features more power, less weight and more aggressive aero
2012: 599 production ends
 
Key clubs and websites
 
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk - a UK-based club for current and former Ferrari owners
• www.eurospares.co.uk/parts/ferrari/599-gtb-fiorano - parts store with an extensive supply of 599 spares
• auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/car-dealers/ - a locator for official Ferrari dealers in the UK
 
Summary and prices
 
The 599 GTB still falls into the realms of affordability by Ferrari standards, with higher mileage listings starting at around £80,000. Add at least £30,000 onto that figure for HGTE-equipped versions, and the finest GTBs run to approximately £175,000. Looking for a manual 599? Well it may be tricky (and expensive) - only three right-hand drive manuals made it to the UK. A left-hand drive GTB manual, sold at auction in March 2015, fetched around £460,000.
 
The special editions all command very high values. Expect to pay over £300,000 for a 60F1 on the rare occasions they pop up. The GTO, even in left-hand drive form, is priced upwards of half a million, UK specific versions tend to fetch 50 per cent more. The Aperta currently hovers around the £800,000-£1 million mark. An example finished in Rosso Fuoco paint is due to go under the hammer at an RM Auctions event in January 2016.
 
Just finding a 599XX will be the tricky part. If you find anyone willing to sell, it’s worth bearing in mind that they cost approximately £1.2million when new, and they’re unlikely to have depreciated much...
 
Words: Alex Ingram
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Last updated: 15th Dec 2015
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  • FERRARI 599 GTB Fiorano F1 Semi Auto

    £95,999 £95,999

    Type: Used Year: 2007 Make: FERRARI Model: 599 Trim: GTB Fiorano F1 Semi Auto Body: Coupe Trans: Semi Automatic Mileage: 19883 Engine Size: Ext Color: Rosso Corsa

    • Mileage: 19883 mi
    For sale
    £95,999 £95,999
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  • Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1

    £139,995 £139,995

    2007/57 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1; RHD; Finished in Rosso Corsa with Full Black Leather Interior and Black Contrasting Roof; Original GTO Wheels, GTO Boot Lid and Red Brake Calipers. This car has been recently serviced at Joe Macari and covered only 20k mls. Pls call with your enquiries & to make an appointment to view - 020 8418 9191 or 07836 522234 Located in Loughton, Essex; 10mins M25 Jnc 26 / Loughton Exit M11

    • Year: 2007
    For sale
    £139,995 £139,995
  • Ferrari 599 GTB F1

    £119,995 £119,995

    2007 Ferrari 599 GTB F1. Presented in Grigio Silverstone with Nero leather and Nero carpets. Factory options on this car include; Yellow rev counter, leather wrapped fire extinguisher, Daytona inserts to seats, leather rear shelf, leather headlining, carbon fibre inserts to door cards, carbon fibre centre tunnel, carbon fibre steering wheel with LED gear changing lights, carbon fibre F1 paddles, carbon fibre driving zone, Scuderia wing shields, 20" Monolithic wheels, Silver brake calipers, front and rear parking sensors. This is a first class example with a huge specification.

    • Mileage: 19195 mi
    For sale
    £119,995 £119,995
  • Ferrari 599 HGTE F1 - Deposit Taken

    £159,995 £159,995

    Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 7835 mi
    • Engine size: 6
    For sale
    £159,995 £159,995
  • Ferrari 599 GTB |

    £117,850 £117,850

    Specification MAKE Ferrari MODEL 599 GTB COLOUR Nero Daytona with Crema Hide Interior YEAR 2008/08 MILEAGE 28800 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this stunning Ferrari 599 GTB, which is presented in Nero Daytona with Crema Hide Seating, complimented with Nero Contrasting Stitching. ( Full Ferrari Main Dealer History ). STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Climate Control, Navigation System with Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Remote Central Locking with Alarm Immobiliser, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Front and Rear Parking Sensing, Fully Electrically Adjustable Seats with Lumbar Support, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. OPTIONAL EXTRAS Contrasting Stitching, Seat Backrests finished in Gloss Carbon, Yellow Brake Calipers, Carboceramic Braking System, Daytona Style Seating, Giallo Rev Counter, iPod Connection, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Navtrak Anti-theft System, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, 20" Monolithic Alloy Wheels, Electrically Adjustable Front Seating, Nero Leather Headlining, Bose Hi-Fi, Carbon Driving Zone complete with Carbon and Leather Steering Wheel with LED Shift Lights. TRANSMISSION F1 Gearbox ENGINE CAPACITY 5999 E

    • Mileage: 117850 mi
    For sale
    £117,850 £117,850
  • Ferrari 599 GTO - Right Hand Drive |

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    Specification MAKE Ferrari MODEL 599 GTO - Right Hand Drive COLOUR Rosso Corsa with Nero Hide Daytona Style Seating YEAR 2011/60 MILEAGE 3081 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this immaculate and very well maintained example of the limited series Ferrari 599 GTO, which is presented in Rosso Corsa with Nero Hide Daytona Style Seating. This right-hand drive example was originally supplied new to its first keeper in Singapore and was imported and sold to its last registered keeper by D.K. Engineering on the 5th of January 2015, when it had covered a total of just 4,405 kilometres. Since its arrival in the U.K. no expense has been spared with regards to its maintenance, which has been undertaken exclusively by Dick Lovett Ferrari. At 4,860 km Dick Lovett Ferrari have fitted a MPH speedometer, which had to be specially ordered from Ferrari, along with the European specification for the valved exhaust system. It was also fully detailed and PPF'd by Topaz of London to protect its unblemished paintwork in January of 2015. This example comes complete with a duplicate COC document and Ferrari Classiche, all books and tools. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Becker Navigation Unit, C

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  • Ferrari 599 GTB F1

    £114,995 £114,995

    2009 Ferrari 599 GTB F1. Presented in Nero Daytona with Crema leather and Nero carpets. Factory options on this car include; carbon fibre steering wheel with gear changing LED's, carbon fibre centre tunnel, carbon fibre driver zone, Crema Daytona inserts to seats with Black stitching, Black piping to seats, leather headlining, leather rear shelf, Yellow rev counter, automatic headlights, Bose surround sound system, Satellite Navigation, Scuderia wing shields, 20" Monolithic wheels, Yellow brake calipers, front and rear parking sensors. This is a late, 1st class example with a huge specification.

    • Mileage: 24847 mi
    For sale
    £114,995 £114,995
  • Ferrari 599

    £149,990 £149,990

    Carbon fibre steering wheel inc LED, Scuderia Shields, Carbon driving zoneWe are delighted to offer this stunning 2011 Ferrari 599 GTB for sale. Having only covered 4000 miles and presented in stunning Rosso Corsa with Nero interior with red stitching. The specification on this car includes carbon interior package, carbon ceramic brakes, scuderia shields, red callipers, white rev counter and carbon steering wheel with LED's. This amazing front engine V12 Ferrari comes with an excellent specification and very low mileage making it desirable to the collector and enthusiast alike. This is a rare opportunity to obtain one of the last production 599 GTB's, don't miss it. PLEASE NOTE THIS PRICE INCLUDES VAT., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 4000 mi
    For sale
    £149,990 £149,990
  • Ferrari 599

    £124,995 £124,995

    Variant: GTB Ferrari's 599 GTB is the successor to the Ferrari 575M - but it is much more than just a more powerful and faster grand touring car. The 599 GTB's engine is derived from the 6.0-litre V12 in the Enzo, producing 612bhp in this guise. Power is delivered through the company's 'F1 SuperFast' automated manual transmission - at the time, the quickest-shifting gearbox Ferrari had ever made. Ferrari's technological tour de force for the 599 includes magnetically-controlled adaptive dampers and sophisticated 'F1-Trac' stability control. Writing in 2012, motoring journalist Andrew Frankel said of the GTB: 'Replacing the 575M, the 599 didn’t so much improve upon its predecessor’s performance as establish it at an entirely new level.' This stunning Ferrari 599 GTB has covered 18034 miles from new, and is presented in excellent condition. It is finished in Nero Daytona with nero hide with red fingers piped red with Bordeaux carpets. Electric Dayton carbon sports seats, carbon driving zone with yellow rev counter and steering wheel Manettino to adjust suspension settings and mapping. Monolithic alloys with yellow brake callipers, Carbon ceramic brakes. Offered with full service history For more information about this pristine 599 GTB, or to arrange an appointment to drive it in Kent, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555 or 07921 430430.

    • Year: 2008
    • Mileage: 18034 mi
    • Engine size: 6
    For sale
    £124,995 £124,995
  • Ferrari 599 GTB

    £124,995 £124,995

    Nero with Nero Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Nero Stitching, Nero Leather Headliner, Nero Leather Rear Shelf, Nero Daytona Style Seats, 20” Monolitic Wheels with Yellow Brake Callipers, Full Electric Seats, Giallo Instrumental Panel, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Electro-Chromatic Inner Mirror, Carboceramic Braking System, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone, Carbon Fibre Lower Cabin Zone, Battery Charger UK + Prewiring, Handly Fire Extinguisher, Cascade Telematic Navigation System, Bose Hi-Fi System with IPod Connection and Security System.

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 17600 mi
    • Engine size: 6
    For sale
    £124,995 £124,995
  • Ferrari 599 GTO

    £499,950 £499,950

    HOME STOCK EMAIL FERRARI 599 GTO F1 First Registration 23/05/2011 UK Registration 14/07/2015 Left Hand Drive 4,385 KM 1 UK Owner Finished in Grigio Silverstone with Grigio Silverstone Opaco Roof Aluminium Brake Calipers Black Wheels with Carbon Fibre Wheel Centres Red Rev Counter Becker European Navigation System Carbon Fibre Racing Seats (Medium) with 3D Fabric Inserts Rosso Alcantara Interior with Contrast Stitching (Grigio Chiaro) Ferrari Crests to Headrests Carbon Fibre Ferrari Shields CAT5 Tracker £499,950 Submitting Form... The server encountered an error. Form received. Submit FURTHER INFORMATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE PLEASE COMPLETE THE ABOVE FORM. ALTERNATIVELY, EMAIL OR CALL OUR SALES TEAM USING THE DETAILS BELOW: SALES@SUPERVETTURA.COM T. +44(0)1344 620072 M. +44(0)7541 888310 FACEBOOK /SuperVettura TWITTER @SuperVettura INSTAGRAM /SuperVettura

    • Year: 2011
    For sale
    £499,950 £499,950
  • Ferrari 599XX

    £950,000 £950,000

    The Ferrari 599XX was the follow up to the successful Ferrari FXX Corse Clienti program which invited Ferrari best clients to take part in racing all over the world against fellow enthusiasts and like minded individuals, with technical support similar to a Formula 1 team and car which would not look out of place there… The treatment received as part of the Corse Clienti program is, as you would expect first class, the cars are transported around the world by Ferrari, and race prepared, so you just turn up and take part. The car has a very impressive gear change of only 60ms using a reduced weight gearbox and produces 780bhp at 9000rpm. All of these impressive figures meant the car held the record for the fastest production-derived vehicle around the Nordschlife completing it in 6.58.16 seconds which was later bettered by the Pagani Zonda R. The vehicle that we are offering for sale is car number 8 of 31 vehicles made. The car is finished in red with black roof and black interior and comes with spares, including tyres. Every car comes with a box of parts and tools, individualised with the car number. Helmets and 599XX program racing suits are also provided by Ferrari. Every customer

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 5000 mi
    For sale
    £950,000 £950,000
  • Ferrari 599

    £119,990 £119,990

    Climate Control, Full Leather, Satellite Navigation, Push Button Start, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Memory Seats, Electric Seats, Heated Seats, 20'' Alloys, Service history VVS are delighted to offer this 2007 Ferrari 599GTB, presented in the favoured colour combination of Rosso Corsa with nero hide with contrasting red stitching and fully electrically adjustable heated seats, scuderia shields. This is a good spec car, including carbon driving zone,carbon seats with a supporting comprehensive service history.These cars are rapidly appreciating and would suit the discerning collector., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 26000 mi
    • Engine size: 5999
    For sale
    £119,990 £119,990
  • Ferrari 599

    £159,990 £159,990

    Daytona seats, Carbon driving zone, Scuderia Shields, Ceramic brakesWe are delighted to offer this stunning 2010/60 Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE for sale. Presented in stunning Nero Daytona with matching Nero interior with Daytona seats. The specification on this car includes full carbon interior package, carbon ceramic brakes, side shields, red callipers, yellow rev counter, reversing camera, carbon steering wheel with LED display and F12 alloy wheels in titanium.This amazing front engine V12 Ferrari comes with an excellent specification and very low mileage making it desirable to the collector and enthusiast alike. This is a rare opportunity, don't miss it. PLEASE NOTE THIS PRICE INCLUDES VAT., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 5000 mi
    For sale
    £159,990 £159,990
  • Ferrari 599

    €590,000(£0) €590,000(£0)

    Specifications Year of manufacture: 07/12/2010 Chassis number: ZFF70RDB000177546 Exterior color: Argento Nurburgring Interior color: Black Mileage: 17 176 Km - 10 672 Miles HP: 670hp Engine displacement: 5999 cm3 Gearbox: Automatic Service book: Yes User’s number: 1 Delivery country: France History This 599 GTO is a first French hand and was delivered new on December 2010. The car is Classiche Ferrari. With only 17 176 km on the odometer, this car is in perfect condition: - Its original book with buffers - Its different manuals - His Original double keys Car’s options: -Argento Nurburgring (ARGE) -Inside Nero (8500) -Alcantara (ALIH) -Yellow brake calipers (CALY) -Alcantara inside (INTA) -Ipod (IPOD) -Front and rear sensors parking (PAR2) -Black Challenge Wheels (R4CM) Warranty The vehicle will be sold revised and guaranteed 3 months or 5000 Km Price 590 000 Euros Find us and contact us Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / +334 79 88 66 36 – Jérôme Millias +337 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans France Opening hours From Monday to Friday, 8am to 12am and 2pm to 7pm Saturday and Sunday on appointment http://jeanlainvintage.com/

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 10672 mi
    For sale
    €590,000(£0) €590,000(£0)
  • Ferrari 599GTB DELIVERY MILEAGE ONLY!

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    Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 RHD With only delivery mileage this is a unique opportunity! The Ferrari 599 was the brand's two-seat flagship, replacing the 575M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model. Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari's Frank Stephenson, the 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006. It is named for its total engine displacement (5999 cc), Gran Turismo Berlinetta nature, and the Fiorano Circuit test track used by Ferrari The Tipo F140 C 6.0 L (5999 cc) V12 engine produces a maximum 620 PS (456 kW; 612 hp), making it the most powerful series production Ferrari road car of the time.  Our outstanding 2009 Rosso Scuderia with Black Daytona seats, Paddle shift car has only covered delivery miles. It was serviced by the supplying Ferrari dealer in September 2015. Quite simply, the 599 offered here is a true time warp example. This represents a unique opportunity to own one of the lowest mileage examples in the world today.

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  • Ferrari 599 GTO

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    2011 FERRARI 599 GTO   At the time of the models announcement in 2010 Ferrari claimed that the 599 GTO was their fastest ever road car.   The statistics are jaw-dropping!   With an engine producing 670 PS (493 kW; 661 bhp) at 8250 rpm and 620 N·m (460 lb·ft) of torque at 6500 rpm. Ferrari claims the 599 GTO can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of over 335 km/h (208 mph). The numbers tell only part of the story. Naturally handling is exemplary and road presence is extraordinary, but in addition is another quality present in only the truly thoroughbred automobile. Impossible to describe but unmistakable when in its presence, we therefore recommend urgent inspection. Our car was delivered new in 2011 and has since covered only 5600 kms (3500 miles). In careful ownership throughout, it remains factory-fresh. The white coachwork appears faultless and the roadwheels uncurbed. The interior too appears untouched, giving no clue at all that the car has been driven. From the driver’s seat the view is as one might expect of a modern Ferrari. Analogue instrumentation displayed on-screen, steering wheel mounted push-button start, slide out infotainment screen featuring sat-navigation, together with paddle shift gear change. Now selling at our Kew showroom for immediate delivery.

    • Mileage: 3500 mi
    For sale
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