This limited edition special series of just 599 is the new pinnacle of Prancing Horse sportiness and has benefited to an enormous degree from technological transfers from the track. Many of the cutting-edge solutions sported by the 599 GTO are also the product of the Maranello engineers’ experience in the development of the 599XX, the prototype experimental car of which, as its legendary moniker suggests, the 599 GTO is the road-homologated version.
This concept win world ferarri design contest…
Ferrari World Design Contest is a competition – launched by the marque from Maranello in collaboration with Autodesk, the project’s technical partner and official sponsor – for schools and universities from the automotive and design sectors in Italy and abroad to create the Ferrari of the future.
The participants are asked to create a pure hypercar with technology and materials from the latest generation, a car with an extreme architecture, while functional under every aspect. The contest runs until July 2011. The jury, under the presidency of Luca di Montezemolo, will award an internship at Ferrari’s Centro Stile, lead by Flavio Manzoni, to the first and second placed participants as well as monetary prizes.
Country of origin Italy
Numbers built N/A
Body design Pininfarina
Configuration F142 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 4.499 liter / 274.5 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 570 bhp / 425 KW @ 9000 rpm
Torque 540 Nm / 398 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
BHP/Liter 127 bhp / liter
Gearbox 7 speed Semi-Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive
Weight 1380 kilo / 3042.4 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4527 mm (178.2 in) / 1937 mm (76.3 in) / 1213 mm (47.8 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2650 mm (104.3 in) / N/A / N/A
Power to weight 0.41 bhp / kg
Top Speed 325 km/h (202 mph)
0-60 mph 3.3 s
Sasha graduated from the prestigious Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California, in 2005 and now works in Germany for one of the world’s largest carmakers although, I can’t say which one at this time.
His Ferrari 612 GTO concept seems to blend design cues from the beautiful 1962 250 GTO, and what an evolution of the current 612 Scaglietti might look like.
Ferarri Dino concept
The 2007 Ferrari Dino concept created independently from Ferrari by Ugur Sahin is intended to be an entry level Ferrari for the 21st Century. The goal was to create a car that felt stylish, modern, dynamic and organic while staying true to the original design language of the Ferrari Dino and Ferrari brand in general.
The latest news on the block is that Ferrari is producing a 612 Shooting Brake, and we are fortunate enough to get some of the latest spy shots. The car was caught fueling up near a testing center in Sweden.
The 2012 Ferrari 612 Shooting Brake will be a 2+2 (4-seater) 2-door coupe, and it is designed with some of the new cues from the 458 Italia. The front face, headlights, and rear end will all have similarities to the beautiful 458. The new 612 Shooting Brake will replace the current 612 Scaglietti model, and it is scheduled to make its world debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March of 2011.
Ferrari has code named the car, calling it “F151”. One of the best features of the new model is that it will feature an all-wheel drive system with a secondary clutch to send power to the front wheels when the car feels it is slipping. It will be one of the most sophisticated all-wheel drive systems ever created. There are rumors that the all-wheel drive does not kick in until 90 mph, but there is no factual evidence of that thus far. We will just have to see…
The 612 Shooting Brake will be stocked with a 6.3 liter V12 engine that puts out 670 horsepower. It will be linked to a 7-speed double-clutch transmission, and be capable of doing the sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
It will have a top speed of 208 mph.
Ferrari has also hinted at a hybrid version of the 612, which will use Ferrari’s HY-KERS hybrid system with a 74 kW/100 PS electric motor. This was first seen in the 599 HY-KERS concept. We are not sure whether the hybrid model will be considered a 612, or if they will badge it differently…but we are excited to see what comes next from the Italian dream makers.
Stay tuned to Motor Lounge for more information as we receive it.