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Which V12 to buy? 550M vs 599 GTB vs 612

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by peruchali, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Texas Forever

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    Funny to read about a 550 being a slow car.

    BTW, I love yellow.
     
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  2. stan996turbo

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    I would never considered the 550 slow it’s just perfect and the power delivery is sublime.
     
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  3. Dakota

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  4. ttforcefed

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    599 felt floaty to me - 612 oto is my vote.
     
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  5. Cobraownr

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    Interesting. I think my 612 OTO is "floaty" in Comfort mode. It's fine in Sport. Mine does not have the HGT2 package with its larger anti-roll bar. Do you recall what tire pressures you use? The owner's manual says 33 front, 30 rear for 20" tires.
     
  6. gsholz

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    599. Lots of room for tall guys. Beast of an engine. Comfortable on long cruises.
     
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  7. ttforcefed

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    Yeh whatever the sticker in the door jam calls for
     
  8. Themaven

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    A manual 612 is probably the most fun of these options to drive. It depends what rings your bell, though. 550 has classic panache. 599 is more like modern Ferraris like the F12, but not so involving at road speeds. It has the Enzo-derived engine which beats the others.
    If you don’t like manuals, the argument for 599 is much stronger.
     
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  9. Solid State

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    I wonder where the OP went? First and only post (joined on the same day) and so many good responses. Hope he's test driving the cars on the list.
     
  10. greyboxer

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    Profile suggests he looked in just before your post but sadly so often there are single post members who never feedback to our help
     
  11. DZ-96

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    Hi Vik

    This was an older post from me.
    Perhaps it helps to get the correct decision.


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    Hello together

    As many know, I added a 599 GTB to my 550.
    I own the 550 since 2010, it was my 1st Ferrari.
    2015 I decided to get a 599 GTB in addition, after thinking about changing the 550 to a 599.
    And i have to say that I'm really happy not to sell the 550.

    Both cars are great
    You could believe that there is no reason to have both, 2x V12 front engine, so both are the same.
    It isn't.

    The 550 is a relaxing car, still very fast, nice to drive, and with Michelin Pilot SS, John's steering relay and Fabio's 6-1 exhaust system the best thing to drive. The car is just perfect in this spec.

    The 599 GTB is damn fast, with the wider Michelin Pilot SS (255 + 315) very direct and makes a lot of fun.
    The 599 is felt, less relaxing to drive, but in reality it isn't.
    I was on a 800 Km 1 day Swiss alps and North Italy trip in Oktober, about 9-10 hours pure pass driving.
    At the evening when i came home, I got out of the car as I was driving 30 Km.

    When I have to decide what car I would hold, it would be the 550 (the 6-1 exhaust system makes this decision very clear).
    So the next thing is to get the 6-1 system for the 599 GTB, and then it would be not as clear what car would be the keeper.

    Lucky to know, that there is no reason to sell one.
    :)

    Drove the F12, really fine car, goes like hell in higher revs, but I like more the 599.

    Daniel


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  12. EnzoItaly

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    Do you have a sound clip of the exhaust system?
    Awesome cars... personally I’d prefer the 550!
     
  13. ralfabco

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    550 is the last of the last.


    No cup holders, digital video game dash, automatic trans, Bluetooth, and obnoxious body work.

    The 550 is somewhat compact when you compare the vehicle, to mammoth size modern supercars.

    Last affordable 2 seat V-12 with analog gauges and a gated shifter.
     
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  14. DZ-96

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  15. peruchali

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    OP went no where and is right here!!! OP is usually a lurker in forums and some times posts :p

    The responses from you wonderful folks beats any other forum that I have ever been a part of. In fact there are more responses here than the 'mandatory' survey that HR conducts at work. I am truly grateful and thank each and every one of you for your responses.

    I currently have my eye on the 599 and am trying to get in one to test it. In an ideal world, yes, I would have all three. But we have to start with the collection one by one. 599 first ? only time will tell.... I have my fishing net out :p

    When I get my car, I promise to post pictures in this thread. OP will deliver!!!!!
     

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