Ferrari 599 GTB Puts Its Screaming V12 To Good Use In Top Speed Run

The Ferrari 599 GTB was introduced back in 2006 as a replacement to the 575M Maranello and still looks amazing to this day.

Produced for a total of six years, the 599 GTB Fiorano came outfitted with a 6.0-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine pumping out 612 hp and 448 lb-ft (608 Nm) of torque. The F12 Berlinetta and 812 Superfast both have significantly more power than that but an argument can certainly be made that no Grand Tourer, even if it has a Ferrari badge, needs more than 700 hp.

A few months ago, the owner of a stunning black Ferrari 599 GTB headed to the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds to see what the car is capable of in a straight line.

Also Read: You Could Buy This Ferrari 599 GTB For Just $250 In China

This particular top speed test was conducted along a 2.7-mile (4.3 km) piece of runway and, with the driver pinning their right foot to the throttle, the Italian GT was able to hit a top speed of 202.151 mph (325.330 km/h).

When the 599 first hit the market, Ferrari said it could hit 205 mph (330 km/h) and that’s probably right on the money. During this particular test, the car was slowing gaining speed as it crossed the 200 mph mark and probably could have hit 205 mph if the runway was a touch longer. That’s pretty impressive for a car which is 11-years-old and still looks as good today as it did in 2006.

If money was no object, would you buy the Ferrari 599 GTB, F12 Berlinetta, or 812 Superfast? Based on looks alone, we’d be tempted to go for the 599.


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