Michael Schumacher Took the Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE to the Track
The former F1 champion was at the Fiorano race track as a guest at the Pilota Ferrari driving courses held by the Italian automaker.
These courses are organized exclusively for Ferrari owners in order to instruct them in performance driving, and helping them use their full potential in safety conditions, on the track and on the road as well. It also enables them to properly understand and handle the features of their car.
The courses are available in four levels of difficulty, such as Basic, Advanced, Evolution and Challenge, as well a special On Ice course and one dedicated for those who wish to race in the one-make racing series, the Ferrari Challenge.
Unfortunately, Michael Schumacher didn't express his opinion about the 599 GTB HGTE. However, according to the manufacturer, this package includes a lower, stiffer suspension, a tire compound that offers better grip levels, modified magnetorheological damper settings to improve body control and more sporty exhaust sound.
As for the speed and performances, the 599 GTB HGTE’s 6.0 liter V12 engine develops 620 horsepower, which allows it to accelerate 0-63mph in no less than 3.7 seconds. The HGTE kit will cost you around $25,000 over the base model, which is around $300,000.