599 GTB with GTO upgrade and other stuff... Feedback and advice?

Discussion in '612/599' started by Nicofr, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Drive550PFB

    Drive550PFB Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I've said it before and I will say it again. Those pics are awesome.

    The CAR IS BEAST. It is not "a" beast. It is BEAST!
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  3. platinumsc

    platinumsc Karting

    Apr 15, 2004
    Same words my wife uses when she comes home with another pair of shoes.
  4. dcmetro

    dcmetro F1 Veteran

    Nov 27, 2007
    Paris , France
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    That is a very famous French Proverb.

    It's used to justify useless expenses since hundred years.
  5. ted 191

    ted 191 Karting

    Sep 6, 2005
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    chris heeley
    My local Ferrari dealer didn't even know where the solenoid valves are, so I just wired the valves open on the rear silencers.
  6. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie

    Jul 2, 2002
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    H Chris, You can take the pipes off and they're open all the time but there's a lot of resonance on light throttle/ high gear cruising...i know, I know drive it faster is the answer.

    Suspect there's only one valve like the 575, when I find it I'll let you know
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  8. GrigioSilverstone

    Jun 5, 2011
    Awesome! This would be light weight 599. I believe front bumper, hood, sideskirt and rear bumper may save 65-70kg from total weight of the car.
    Rear trunk, entire glass windows, ccm2 front rotors, and gearbox shaft will save another 25kg.
    599 GT Evoluzione? ;)
  9. omercem

    omercem Rookie

    Sep 22, 2012
    what about th ehood???
  10. dcmetro

    dcmetro F1 Veteran

    Nov 27, 2007
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    The last pic is a "chef d'oeuvre"...
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  12. Edward 96GTS

    Edward 96GTS F1 Rookie
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    Nov 1, 2003
    Thumbs up!
  13. Jakuzzi

    Jakuzzi Formula 3

    Mar 26, 2005
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    I agree, but besides that the car is stunning!!!
  14. Nicofr

    Nicofr Karting

    Dec 11, 2010
    France - near Paris
    Thank You. :)

  15. Condor Man

    Condor Man F1 Rookie

    Sep 8, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Not quite all the mods, however this 599 looks awesome!!

  16. omercem

    omercem Rookie

    Sep 22, 2012
    now she looks gorgeous with the hood!!!!!!!!!!!

    are you done with the project ?

    if so and possible could you please write the whole upgrade list.
  17. abe12345

    abe12345 Rookie

    Oct 17, 2012
    i just checked with my dealer, and they quoted around what is equivalent to 8000 euros per GTO rim, excluding the titanium bolts which are 250 euros each... so i was curious if you mistyped your numbers in your previous posts.

    also the dealer said the front bumper of the GTO doesn't exactly fit the HGTE. did you buy an aftermarket bodykit for the front bumper?
  18. lourus

    lourus Karting

    Sep 14, 2011
    Seoul, Korea
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    your 599 is inspiring me and my 599 GTB^^
    So beautiful,,,,
  19. Jaeeis

    Jaeeis Rookie

    Apr 15, 2013
    Car is amazing ! Did u ever consider painting the roof or mirrors? Matte ? I am thinking of doing that on mine
  20. Nicofr

    Nicofr Karting

    Dec 11, 2010
    France - near Paris
    Hi, Yes this could be a nice choice, as on many GTO, but I like mine as it is...
    A real pleasure, she has now more than 51000 kms...
    But no issue, as I know some of those 599 with more than 250000 and even 300000 kms...

    So, let's do yours as you want...
  21. koukir32

    koukir32 Karting

    Dec 23, 2010
    Beautiful GTO Look. What's next? I mean to quiet some purist about that GTO badge. Perhaps a Novitec Rosso Supercharger kit to push the power from 620 to 750 or even 800? That way it's actually a GTO Evolutizone. Wink Wink.....LOL
  22. zabby

    zabby Rookie

    Jul 29, 2013
    did u have to makd any adjustments or are gto bumpers plug n play? where does the front bumper differs the gtb bumper excepting the grills? does the lip and the grills from gto fit in the gtb front bumper?
  23. Camlet1

    Camlet1 Formula 3

    May 3, 2014
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    You asked in your OP, would your upgrades affect the value of your GTB? Given what you've spent I think the answer is probably you'll lose money.

    But as an ex owner of a GTB who now owns a GTO, I think your work is uncannily inspired. I do agree with a previous post that the GTO badge undermines your work and change to GTB or nothing at all.

    Only because if you drive to London and park next to my car, it's going to be too difficult to notice the difference between the two :D

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