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Ferrari Announces Limited Edition 599 GTB 60F1

Source: hrowen.co.uk | Published: Tue Dec 06, 2011

Ferrari is launching the special "60 Years of Victories in Formula 1 (60F1)" package for the most powerful car of its entire range: the HGTE version of the 599 GTB. The package commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first win for Ferrari in Formula 1.

Based on the 599 GTB with the HGTE Package which delivers even sportier handling, specifically:

  • Reduced body roll for a stiffer ride, sharper cornering and less understeer
  • A greater sense of compactness that doesn't excessively impact on driving comfort
  • Increased responses to driver commands
  • Improved road-holding combined with superbly easy control

Exterior Design

Part of the exclusive Tailor Made Programme, the "60F1" will involve modifications to both the car's exterior and cabin with detailing, colors and materials inspired by Gonzalez's and Alonso's cars featuring.

A choice of three different liveries is available for the exterior. Clients can choose from:

375 F1 Livery: The same red as clothed Froilan Gonzalez's 375 F1 is used. This is a historic red used by the Scuderia for its very first Formula 1 cars. Its darker pastel tone gives the car a compact and sporty look.

Ferrari 150 Italia Livery: this car has the Scuderia 2011 red livery used for Fernando Alonso's Ferrari 150 Italia. The exterior also features Formula 1 white on the lower part of the front bumpers and mudguards, bonnet, A-posts and buttresses. The tricolor featured on the spoiler of the F150 is also represented on the rear.

Ferrari 150 Italia 2 Livery: the car is painted in the Scuderia 2011 red used on Fernando Alonso's Ferrari 150 Italia. In this version, however, white is used only on the lower part of the bumpers and there is no tricolor at the rear.

The exterior features shared by all of the versions are Scuderia Ferrari shield on front wheel arches painted as per competition cars, satin-finish aluminum fuel cap and 20-inch diamond-finish forged wheel rims.

Interior Design

The cabin takes its inspiration from iconic details of both Alonso and Gonzalez's cars. Extensive use has also been made of innovative and technical materials.

The result is very much a track car look with dark shades predominating. There are, however, touches of strong, contrasting color, such as in the seatbelts and on the dashboard.

The seats are by Sabelt in the European version and Recaro in the American version. They feature an innovative technical material known as Superfabric which provides superb grip and has been used in the areas of greatest contact with the driver's body. This is similar to Formula 1 and makes for optimal grip, particularly in extreme driving situations. The seats are upholstered in black Alcantara and the Scuderia Ferrari logo is stitched onto the headrests.

The four-point safety harnesses underscore the racing set-up and are in the Red and Blue specified by FIA for the 2010-2011 Formula 1 Championship. For all those markets where four-point safety harnesses cannot be homologated three points red safety harnesses are offered.

Aluminum was used in Gonzalez's car and this fact inspired a high tech, innovative modern reworking that sees Alutex trim on the dashboard. Alutex is an innovative material made of metallic fibers and fibreglass. It is both extremely tough and light. The Alutex has been given a matt finish that highlights its texture whilst preventing any glare issues.

The cabin is also trimmed in lightweight, technical materials: black Alcantara and technical fabrics.

The dashboard will also sport a special silver plaque commemorating 60 years of Ferrari victories in Formula 1 and featuring the signatures of Froilan Gonzalez and Fernando Alonso (signatures displayed are just an example).

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