|2009 599 GTB Fiorano Handling GTE Package|
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2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano news, pictures, and information
The music of the V12 created for the Enzo5,999 cm³ displacement, a specific power output of 103 CV/litre; chain-driven distribution and twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank wîth continuously variable timing on both inlet and exhaust cams to optimise torque delivery; twin-plate, low inertia clutch in unit wîth the engine; maximum torque of 608 Nm at 5,600 rpm, maximum power of 620 CV at 7,600 rpm, Euro and LEV2 compliant. The engine development work focused specifically on sound, eliminating mechanical resonance in favour of a pure V12 soundtrack from both the intake manifold and the exhaust system.
The new generation F1 gearbox cuts overall gear-shift times to 100 ms by simultaneously implementing the various stages involved in changing gears: lifting off and declutching; disengaging then re-engaging the gear and then letting out the clutch. The speed of these operations is enhanced by the fact that gears engage in 40 ms. Simultaneous to this, however, is the combined disengaging of the clutch on lift-off and then re-engaging of the clutch as the power is fed back in.
The experience built up over thousands of kilometres of Formula 1 testing and races by Ferrari's drivers is now being made available to allow even non-professional drivers push this car to the limit in terms of road-holding, safety and stability. The system is integrated wîth the stability control. Its predictive software estimates the maximum available grip in advance, compares this information wîth the vehicle dynamics model stored in the control system, and adjusts its reactions to suit, optimising traction by modulating power delivery. The result is smooth, tenacious road-holding thanks to maximum grip out of bends (20% increase in acceleration compared to a traditional traction and stability control systems) and predictable handling even in extreme situations.
SCM suspension (Magnetorheological Suspension Control)
Únlike traditional oleodynamic systems, magnetorheological (MR) fluid suspension systems react instantly to road conditions and driver inputs, thanks to the fact that they use a fluid the viscosity of which is modified by applying an electronically controlled magnetic field. For the driver, this translates to greatly improved body control, which in turn directly improves handling and road-holding thanks to optimal tyre grip. The result is a safer and more enjoyable driving experience, courtesy of reduced roll and greater control when accelerating, braking and cornering.
|Engine : 6.0 L., 12-cylinder|
Power: 612 hp
Torque: 448 ft-lbs
The §teering wheel-mounted manettino vehicle dynamics control switch, available to our Formula 1 drivers since the 1996 season, has been further developed for the new 599 GTB Fiorano. It integrates the stability and F1-Trac traction control systems, the F1-SuperFast sequential gearbox, the SCM (Magnetorheological Suspension Control) fluid suspension and engine management unit, which means that the driver can instantly intervene on the car's dynamic behaviour. The manettino settings can be changed to suit snowy or icy, wet or low grip situations. The driver can also select the sport and race settings. Its readouts are displayed on the new on-board Multi Display unit which also incorporates lap times and trip computer readouts.
Interior and personalisation
The 559 GTB Fiorano's cockpit is a fine balance of sportiness, warmth, artisan craftsmanship and bespoke personalisation. The passenger area features leather trim while the driver-car interface areas are finished in high tech carbon-fibre and aluminium. The arrival of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano also added new features to the personalisation programme available to every Cavallino Rampante model. Four main areas are covered: Racing and Track; Exterior and Colours; Interior and Materials; Equipment and Travel. At the end of 2008, wîth the One-to-One personalisation programme, clients can visit a private Atelier in Maranello where they can tailor their car, by choosing materials and details to suit their own personal requirements and preferences.
Handling GTE package
The new Handling GTE (Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione) package offers a series of features that further underscore the 599 GTB Fiorano's sporty character. This optional kit was developed for owners that appreciate the model's exceptional versatility and spec but are keen to embrace an even more dynamic driving experience. Technically, the package includes a modified set-up wîth stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings for the magnetorheological shock absorbers when the manettino is at its sportier settings (SPORT, RACE and CST). The ride height has also been lowered, which in turn lowers the car's centre of gravity, improving body control. The latter is also enhanced by tyres specifically optimised for the Package and featuring a compound that offers even better grip. The F1 gearbox's shifts are now even faster in high performance settings, while a new engine software strategy has improved accelerator response across the board. Stylistically, the package offers distinctive new sporty exterior and interior features wîth carbon-fibre widely used in the latter, lending the car a more track-inspired look.Source - Ferrari
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