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Manual Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Heading to Auction

As you might have noticed by now, Ferrari doesn’t do manual transmissions anymore. It is a decision chief technology officer Michael Hugo Leiters stands by, mostly because Ferrari is obsessed with 0 to 60 times in this day and age. The decision to stop offering manuals in its cars alienated some of the Prancing Horse’s most vocal advocates. Happily for them lot, though, they can still enjoy the manual hurly-burly in not-too-old models such as the 599.
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Introduced in 2006 for the 2007 model year, the 599 GTB Fiorano is, for all intents and purposes, an everyday Enzo. That’s due to the 6.0-liter engine, which produces almost as much horsepower and torque as the Enzo.

Internally referred to as the Tipo 140 C, the 5,999 cc powerplant is good for 620 PS (612 hp) and 608 Nm (448 lb-ft) of torque. Albeit less potent than the Tipo 140 B in the Enzo, the C engine variant in the 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is tuned to rev that little bit higher: 8,400 compared to 8,200 rpm.

Another difference between the two siblings is, of course, the transmission. According to RM Sotheby’s, 30 units or so were manufactured with a stick shift instead of a sequential (electrohydraulic manual) transmission. Of those, 10 units are believed to have been delivered to Europe. The silver-painted example featured here is one of them, and it’ll soon be up for grabs.

Estimated to fetch anything between €275,000 to €325,000, that’s marginally more than the original sticker of the 599 GTB Fiorano. In return for this bundle of cash, you get a car that was originally delivered to the official Ferrari dealership in Modena, Italy. The last time the vehicle was serviced (December 2012), the car had 1,099 km (683 miles) on the odometer. And from the looks of it, the vehicle still presents itself in tip-top condition.

Put side by side to modern metal such as the F12 berlinetta, the 599 GTB Fiorano soldiers on as a dazzling car that provides organic pleasure each and every time the driver hits the clutch and rows through the gears. On second thought, though, it seems like the estimate is a little bit pessimistic.

 
 
 
 
 

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