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Ferrari 599 Gtb Fiorano On Sale In New Zealand


FERRARI 599 GTB FIORANO ON SALE IN NEW ZEALAND


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Ferrari’s range topping 599 GTB Fiorano is now officially on sale in New Zealand with the first car due to arrive in time October, however, demand is so strong for the all-new 456 kW V12 super car that the allocation for New Zealand in 2006 and most of 2007 already has the names of potential owners against it.

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is the latest in a long line classic V12 supercars on which the legendary Italian car maker has built its unique reputation, from the 1953 250MM, through the 1968 365 GTB4 ‘Daytona’ to the 575M Maranello.

Drawing on technology from both its road and Formula One cars, Ferrari has produced the ultimate sports car that combines shattering performance – 0-100 kmh in 3.7 seconds and a top speed in excess of 330 kmh – with comfort, luxury and exclusivity. It is a car that is equally capable of easing its way through the toughest urban traffic conditions, cocooning its occupants in comfort, as it is hammering around the Ferrari test track, after which it is named, at speeds that place it on a par with dedicated racing cars.

The styling of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is an effortless blend of beauty that lingers in the mind long after the 599 has disappeared over the horizon and the aerodynamic expertise that would be expected of the most successful company ever to participate in Formula One. For example, there is no crude wing across the back of the 599 to provide downforce, rather two graceful ‘flying buttresses’parallel the C-pillar. These don’t just provide a visual lightness to the rear three quarter of the car; they also provide more than 100 kg of downforce and add to the excellent directional stability of the 599.

Power is nothing without control and the Ferrari has an exceptional chassis that is absolutely at the cutting edge of technology, from the F1-Trac electronic chassis control system to the SCM Magnetorheological Suspension that can instantly change the response of the suspension to meet different road and driving conditions. The standard brakes offer exceptional stopping ability, the optional Carbon Ceramic brakes offer epic performance that is usually only available on racing cars.


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“It should come as no surprise that months before any details of the 599 GTB Fiorano were available there were already customers wishing to own this exceptional car,” explains Kevin Wall, General Manager for Ferrari in Australia and New Zealand. “It is, after all a new range-topping Ferrari and that means it will be an outstanding car that will be the benchmark against which all others are judged. Now that we have the details, now that we have driven the 599 GTB Fiorano and seen what it is capable of, we know that even by Ferrari’s unique standards, this car is extraordinary and given its breadth and depth of abilities, quite possibly, the best Ferrari ever produced. There is no doubt that demand for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano will far exceed supply.”

The New Zealand recommended retail prices for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano are $540,000 for the manual and $565,000 for the 599 GTB Fiorano equipped with the F1 Superfast gearbox.

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Full details of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano are available from the Ateco Media Web Site.

Ferrari Media web site: Australia: http://media.ateco.com.au/
New Zealand: http://media.ateco.co.nz/

Release Number: Ferrari_122
Date of Issue: 15 July 2006. Time of Issue: 14:20:15


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