By Frank Dale
Ferrari 599 GTB Convertible
Newport Convertible Engineering is expected to unveil the Ferrari 599 GTB Convertible at the
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in mid-August 2015.Ferrari 599 GTB convertible, Only the sky is the limit.
Majestic open-air experience with the ultimate in luxury and comfort.
Ferrari 599 GTB convertible an environment of the
utmost luxury and exquisite style. With this unique open-top, Newport Convertible
Engineering is once again demonstrating its expertise in building the world’s most exclusive luxury open-top car.
The Ferrari 599 GTB is an Italian sports car produced by Ferrari.
It was the brand’s two-seat flagship, replacing the 575M
Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model, but was replaced for the 2013 model year by the F12berlinetta.
Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari’s Frank Stephenson, the 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in
February 2006. It is named for its total engine displacement (5999 cc), Gran Turismo Berlinetta nature, and the
Fiorano Circuit test track used by Ferrari.
The Tipo F140 C 6.0 L (5999 cc) V12 engine produces a maximum 620 PS (456 kW; 612 hp), making it the most powerful
series production Ferrari road car of the time. At the time of its introduction, this is one of the few engines whose output
exceeds 100 hp per liter of displacement without any sort of forced-induction mechanism such as supercharging or turbocharging.
Its 608 N·m (448 ft·lbf) of torque will also be a new record for Ferrari’s GT cars. Most of the modifications
to the engine were done to allow it to fit in the Fiorano’s engine bay (the original Enzo version could be taller as it
would not block forward vision due to its mid-mounted position).
A traditional 6-speed manual transmission as well as Ferrari’s 6-speed called “F1 Superfast” is offered.
The Fiorano also sees the debut of Ferrari’s new traction control system, F1-Trac.
Pictures of work in progress. Stay tuned for completion by July 2016. Ferrari 599 GTB Convertible will be
exhibited on August 21, 2016.