The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

Let's start with a nice selection of photos -- the Fiorano in and around Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

More than 50 years have passed since Ferrari released their first car. Ferrari has come a long way since then and it is evident in the form of this new grand tourer, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. This is Ferrari's 2 seat flagship model which came as a replacement of the 575 M Maranello, another fantastic car. Debuted on the February 28, 2006, at the Geneva Motor show, this is Ferrari's most powerful car ever to be released. According to Ferrari, this car was released with many goals in mind. To go one step ahead and provide a better experience than the previous models like the F40 and to make sure that you had nothing but the best when it came to performance out of this car. And there is no doubt that Ferrari has managed to achieve not only this but more.

Ferrari has been a long time participant in the Formula 1 circuit and it is evident when you look at this car. Ferrari has given their best shot to make you feel like you are Michael Schumacher driving on the F1 circuit albeit taking care of the superior comfort, safety and the ergonomics. The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano boasts of top speeds of 330mph and a 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.7 seconds. To give you and idea, let's just say you will take more time to read this sentence than the car will take to reach to 100kmph.

The main challenge that was in front of Ferrari was to build a car that was better than the F40. This was a mammoth task in itself because the F40 has constantly been rated as the best performance cars of all time. Ferrari seems to have pulled it off pretty well.

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is powered by a 5,748 cc V12 engine that propels the car with a massive 508 hp of raw power. This model has also been designed by Pininfarina who are one of the leading car designers in Italy and are frequently sought after by car makers such as Ferarri, Maserati, Cadillac etc. The results are stunning to say the least. The sleek, subtle curves entice you towards it and the interiors are more welcoming than ever. Everything is hand crafted and the interior design in personalized in the best possible balance between being sporty and elegant at the same time.

With the long list of spectacular cars and a golden history behind it is quite expected that the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano would not live up to the expectations of some people. But, apart from the disgruntled few, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has been accepted by car enthusiasts all over the world. The thing about Ferrari is that each car gives the feeling that the manufacturer is making his last car since each of them are so unique and different. The car is available for around US$260,000 and some wait as the production of these high end cars is limited. But if you have the deep pockets and the patience, you can also experience what fine driving is all about.