Rare Rides: A 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, With the Worst Interior Colors Ever

Corey Lewis
by Corey Lewis
rare rides a 2008 ferrari 599 gtb fiorano with the worst interior colors ever

Today’s Rare Ride is a big, front-engine V12 Ferrari in the company’s fine grand tourer tradition. While its exterior color is nothing to write home about, its interior is absolutely a one-off.

Once you get a look at it you’ll see why.

The 599 GTB Fiorano was introduced for the 2007 model year, as an awkwardly-styled replacement for the outgoing awkwardly-styled 575 Maranello. The 599’s styling was part of a push toward finely-honed aerodynamics, and increased use of technology in a Ferrari GT car.

For the first time, Ferrari implemented an aluminum chassis in its GT offering, in place of the steel tubular setup used previously. The new design meant a more rigid structure and a lower weight. The 599’s body was designed by Pininfarina and included venturi tunnels and underbody spoilers to increase downforce. Flying buttress C-pillars pushed the car downward even more firmly. There was so much downforce generated by the 599 at speed that a rear spoiler was no longer necessary.

Powering all 599s was Ferrari’s 6.0-liter V12, which became a favorite of the company in the early 2000s. In addition to implementation in the 599, the V12 has seen use in the Enzo, FF, F12 Berlinetta, La Ferrari, GTC4 Lusso, 812, and is currently used in the Monza SP1 and SP2. In GTB guise, the engine produced 612 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque. Transmissions on offer were a traditional six-speed manual or an automated six-speed paddle-shift manual. A sign of the times, the standard manual transmission proved very unpopular, and only 30 599s were produced with one. With either transmission, 62 miles per hour arrived in 3.2 seconds, and top speed was 205.

During its production, Ferrari altered the 599 slightly with upgrades and created the HGTE handling package and the 599 GTO. GTO was a road-legal version of the 599XX track car. There was later a restyled track version that was even more exclusive, called the 599XX Evoluzione. In 2010 Ferrari debuted the limited-run SA Aperta roadster, also designed by Pininfarina. Production of the various 599 versions wrapped up in 2012, as the coupe made way for the much better looking but awkwardly named F12berlinetta.

Early on in the 599’s run, this particular example was conceived during some absinthe fever dream and specially ordered. One might imagine the request read “a ketchup and mustard interior,” but the idea’s execution was more strawberry sorbet and French’s. Everything clashes, and Ronald McDonald wouldn’t even approve. Coral, yellow, red, black, and carbon fiber singe the retinas unapologetically. This one-of-one 599 is amazingly for sale in Arizona and not Florida, for $169,000.

[Images: Ferrari]

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  • Michael500 Good thing Obama used $50 billion of taxpayer money to bail them out and give unions a big stake. GM is headed to BK again with their Hail Mary hope of EVs. Hopefully a Republican in office will let them go BK the next time, and it's coming. The US economy is not related/dependent on GM and their Chinese made Buicks.
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