FERRARI 599 GTB FIORANO – Handling Gte Package

16.July, 2009 @16:07     Coupe News


Handling GTE PACKAGE now available as a Ferrari genuine parts accessory package. Images and video also available.  The recently-launched Handling GTE option for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is now also available as a Ferrari Genuine Accessories package for dealer fitment, with two options available according to the customer’s specific requirements and age of vehicle.

To demonstrate the enhancements offered by this exciting addition to the Ferrari Genuine Accessories range, the attached video and images of a 599 GTB Fiorano fitted with the HGTE package should convince existing owners to consider upgrading their cars to this new specification. The video and images are available free of copyright for editorial use only.

The full specification of each kit is detailed below:

1) Handling, includes:

  • Lower suspension (10mm)
  • New magnetorheologically controlled suspension calibration for the Manettino SPORT and RACE configurations
  • More rigid suspension springs (front + 17%, rear + 15%)
  • More rigid rear anti-roll bars (diameter increased to 25mm)
  • HGTE specific tyres with improved compound (8% more grip)
  • 3-piece modular rims with reduced weight (forged spokes) and special new design

2) Performance (only available for post-2008 cars, from engine no. 122779), includes:

  • New exhausts silencers with two-tone finish tailpipes
  • Enhanced F1 gearshift actuation, with response times reduced to 85ms
  • New accelerator logic with modified mapping for improved throttle response

N.B. The Performance kit cannot be installed on cars with manual gearboxes.

3) Exhaust, includes:

  • New exhausts silencers with two-tone finish tailpipes

The Exhaust kit is designed for:

  • vehicles that cannot receive the software updates listed in the Performance kit since the engine was produced before assembly number 122779 (pre-2008)
  • all cars with manual gearboxes
  • clients who are only interested in modifying the styling and sound of their own cars

N.B. The Exhaust kit is included in the Performance kit, for cars post-2008.

4) Aesthetic, includes:

  • New design front grille with a special chromatic treatment
  • Burnished finish to Prancing Horse symbols on the front grill and rear boot lid