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Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE

Posted: Mar. 3rd, 2009  |  By Andrew ChristianOwner | 4WheelsNews
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Luxury Cars: To emphasize the position of the vehicle in the sports car division, the 599 GTB Fiorano has been upgraded with the HGTE package that aims at providing a more athletic and more active driving performance.

Through the HGTE pack, technical revisions were introduced to the car's configuration and tires to guarantee a firmer grip, more active handling, sharper cornering and enhanced car response without compromising driving pleasure. The package underscores the 599 GTB's distinct goal from the other 12-cylinder Ferraris, the 612 Scaglietti, together with the 8-cylinder California, characterizing the GT personality of the current range of Ferrari. Since the introduction of the 599 GTB Fiorano, it has, until today, remained the benchmark for new sports car development.

Ferrari has introduced the latest Handling GTE (Gran Turismo Evolusione) pack particularly targeted to further highlight the sportiness and handling of the model. The pack consists of a revised setup with more rigid springs and anti-roll bar at the rear together with new calibration settings for the magnetorheological shocks when the manettino is turned to its sportier setup. Also included in the package, is the lowering of the ride height that consequently effects a lowering of the center of gravity as well. Body control is thus enhanced. Also further featured in the package are optimized tires with improved grip based on a tire compound. Instantaneous response to driver command is guaranteed by highly improved car electronics. The gearbox shifts, which are F1-derived, are currently extremely quick in high-performance setups and accelerator response has been strengthened through a new engine software stratagem.

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