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    Ferrari 599 HGTE
    06 February 2009


    It would appear that Ferrari is ready to ‘HGT’ the 599 – just as it did the 575 towards the end of its life. Ferrari will unveil something called a 599 HGTE (the ‘E’ stands for Evoluzione) at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

    The car will come with a cabin stuffed-full of carbon fibre – including some funky bucket seats - a front grill similar to that of a 430 Scuderia, 20in 3-piece wheels, a bespoke Cup tyre and new-look exhaust outlets.

    The Manettino settings have been recalibrated to work with revised spring rates and anti-roll bars, and apparently Ferrari will claim to have ‘altered the sound quality’, which we can take as meaning the HGTE will be naffing loud.

    Power remains the same as the standard car at 611bhp - for the 17k the kit looks likely to cost, that might seem a bit mean. But as anyone who has ever driven a 599, and Christiano Ronaldo will tell you, it’s already a complete animal.

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    Blimey - 17k for a body kit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by subirg View Post
    Blimey - 17k for a body kit!
    Pretty cheap for an Italian carmaker. Lamborghini added over 4 times the price of an LP640 for their one on the Reventon after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by isuk View Post
    Pretty cheap for an Italian carmaker. Lamborghini added over 4 times the price of an LP640 for their one on the Reventon after all
    You wait till you see the 670SV at Geneva - it's blows everything Ferrari have away - it's so totally OTT

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    Quote Originally Posted by trax View Post
    You wait till you see the 670SV at Geneva - it's blows everything Ferrari have away - it's so totally OTT
    I love Lambo's Doug but got fed up with the huge depreciation even when the market was good. Having said that Ferrari's are now catching up strongly in that department I love the Murci for being a true pin up supercar but found the Gallardo to be the better car to drive. The Murci's replacement should be worth waiting for though. I miss the incredible noise of the V10 but the Scud isn't a bad replacement

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