Buy

599 light-weight in 2012. No 599 replacement before 2014!?!

Discussion in '612/599' started by ferrariKP, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. ferrariKP

    ferrariKP F1 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2004
    3,939
    BKK/ LOS
    Full Name:
    Kenny
    Being informed by my dealer that there will be 599 light-weight version added in the current model line next year. The replacement of 599 will probably be another 2 years, as Maranello wanna focus on Ferrari FF instead. Anyone heard about this?

    P.S. This might be a good news since it means we would see the beautiful line of 599 alives for a while :)
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. doctorj!

    doctorj! Formula 3

    Aug 3, 2010
    1,508
    Jersey
    Full Name:
    AJ
    Light weight? All carbon fiber body?
     
  4. coupe1

    coupe1 Formula 3

    Jan 15, 2007
    1,462
    Singapore
    GTO already lighter than 599....scud version?
     
  5. ChalStrad

    ChalStrad Formula 3

    Jan 22, 2004
    2,249
    Lausanne Switzerland
    Full Name:
    Peter Mann
    Tell your dealer: rubbish! Saw the new car last week.

    The last of the great 599s will be the GTO for the road and the 599 XX Evo for the track...
     
  6. origo

    origo Formula Junior

    Apr 24, 2007
    358
    In my garage
    Full Name:
    Kjell I.
    Your dealer has wrong information. The replacement of 599 will appear next year.
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. subirg

    subirg F1 Rookie

    Dec 19, 2003
    3,896
    Cheshire
    Now that's a classic tease! You can't say you saw the new car and leave it at that!!! What did it look like???! Beautiful or aggressive? Longer or shorter? Wider or slimmer? Better or worse (looks)?
     
  9. ChalStrad

    ChalStrad Formula 3

    Jan 22, 2004
    2,249
    Lausanne Switzerland
    Full Name:
    Peter Mann
    Teaser: if you like the 8C, this will p lease you....
     
  10. atomicskiracer

    atomicskiracer Formula 3

    Mar 30, 2005
    1,605
    Full Name:
    Ryan
    That is great news.
     
  11. maximilien

    maximilien Formula Junior

    Apr 27, 2005
    607
    Capitale of Europe
    Full Name:
    Massimo
    your dealer is mitoman !
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Formula 3

    Oct 24, 2006
    1,084
    Highway to Hell
    prbably just talking about the ALONSO edition 599, 40 cars.
     
  14. maximilien

    maximilien Formula Junior

    Apr 27, 2005
    607
    Capitale of Europe
    Full Name:
    Massimo
    You are more info on 599 alonso édition ?
     
  15. of2worlds

    of2worlds F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 6, 2004
    15,452
    ON
    Full Name:
    CH
    Maybe the 599 Alonso Edition will be white; just like his 458?
    CH
     
  16. Drive550PFB

    Drive550PFB Two Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Please NO!
     
  17. stradleboy

    stradleboy Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    May 14, 2006
    527
    Miami
    Full Name:
    Bennett
    My Gm was in Italy for the world meetings and saw the 599 replacement mule running all over the place. There is a replacement coming
     
  18. titanium430isback

    titanium430isback Formula Junior

    Oct 12, 2010
    408
    Yes one per dealer. any pics out yet of what it will look like
     
  19. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    20,782
    Indian Wells, California
    Full Name:
    Jon
  20. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    20,782
    Indian Wells, California
    Full Name:
    Jon
    8C was the design Ferrari should have had all along -- good news, IMHO.
     
  21. cesman

    cesman Formula Junior

    Jul 13, 2008
    698
    London, UK
    Full Name:
    Craig
    That's great news indeed. 599 way too large for what it is.

    Consider that a BMW Z4 M Coupe has the same packaging as 599 (straight 6 vs V12), more luggage space and the whole car is considerably smaller. 8C is maginificent (handles like sh*t apparently)
     
  22. Ferrarista3

    Ferrarista3 F1 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2007
    4,530
    MC/UK
    Full Name:
    Carlo
    #19 Ferrarista3, Oct 24, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
    Music to my ears :)

    The 8C has perfect dimensions...not to mention that it's terribly pretty.

    If they manage to to do relatively small front-engined V12 (like Aston did with the V12 Vantage) they would have a winner IMO.
     
  23. ChalStrad

    ChalStrad Formula 3

    Jan 22, 2004
    2,249
    Lausanne Switzerland
    Full Name:
    Peter Mann
    Actually, only Jeremy Clarkson said that an 8C handled badly.

    I have one (and a bunch of Ferrari as comparison) and the 8C is a raw car. It handles but you need to really be in charge. It won't coddle you the way a 430 or 458 will. It is also a short wheelbase so it is lively especially when driven flat out. But it really goes. Have had 300 km/h (on the GPS) out of mine with real concentration!!!

    A very gratifying car to drive!
     
  24. Ferrarista3

    Ferrarista3 F1 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2007
    4,530
    MC/UK
    Full Name:
    Carlo
    Peter- I infer from your words the 599's replacement will be smaller than the Fiorano.
    Would that be correct?
     
  25. dcmetro

    dcmetro F1 Veteran

    Nov 27, 2007
    8,350
    Paris , France
    Full Name:
    Olivier
    I would like to know it too.

    I think he was referring to the styling more than to the size.

    Considering the mule we saw, the replacement will probably have the same size as the 599...
     
  26. maximilien

    maximilien Formula Junior

    Apr 27, 2005
    607
    Capitale of Europe
    Full Name:
    Massimo
    when the presentation takes place ?
     
  27. M-individual

    M-individual F1 Rookie

    Oct 5, 2007
    2,937
    GTO, 458C, GT3RS
    :) I'm sure plenty of people will be surprised when they see the XX Evo. I know I was, in a very positive way I have to say ;)

    Such a great looking car. If the new 599 will be the result of the present 599 making babies with the 8C, I will probably fall in love with it.
     
  28. ferrariKP

    ferrariKP F1 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2004
    3,939
    BKK/ LOS
    Full Name:
    Kenny
    It might happen again...possibly soon ;)
     

Share This Page