We're told to expect the Handling GT Evoluzione (HGTE) package to include newly designed 20-inch wheels wrapped in more aggressive rubber, stiffer springs, thicker antiroll bars, a retuned exhaust system and a new front grille. Expect the optional handling package to tack an additional $25,000 onto the 599's price tag.
The 599XX is Ferrari's rolling tester for the latest technological developments from the company's road-going and Formula One work. Although specifics haven't been revealed, Ferrari claims many of the systems implemented for the 599XX are being used for the first time and have been exclusively developed for the model.
We're extremely pleased by the announcement of the 599XX program, which seems like the GTB version of the Ferrari FXX. Everything Ferrari is saying about the F99XX is similar to what they said about the FXX and we can only hope this means they'll sell a limited number of track-only 599XX supercars to the super rich for the rest of us to gawk at.
Press Release: The new 599 GTB Fiorano Handling GTE Package and the world preview of the ‘laboratorio tecnologico' 599XX
Geneva International Motor Show provides the venue for Ferrari to announce two new pieces of good news: the arrival of the sporty, dynamic Handling GT Evoluzione (HGTE) Package for the 599 GTB Fiorano and the world debut of the 599XX which is a technological laboratory aimed at a select group of clients. The latter new car incorporates the most advanced technologies resulting from Ferrari's road-going and F1 research. Many of the technological solutions it carries are being used for the first time and have been developed exclusively for this special car.
In addition to the 599 GTB Fiorano equipped with the Handling GTE package and
finished in a new three-layer metallic Rosso, and the 599XX in a colour matching the
F2008, Ferrari clients and enthusiasts will also be able to admire this single-seater that
recently won the Prancing Horse its 16th Constructors' World title. On the stand there
will also be the full range of Ferrari road cars: the Scuderia Spider 16M in a Grigio
Titanio livery, the 430 Scuderia in Rosso Corsa and two Grand Tourer models, the
Ferrari California in Nero Metallizzato with a Sabbia interior and the flagship 612
Scaglietti. The latter will be displayed in the Atelier, a dedicated area where owners can
get a taste of the virtually endless personalisation options on offer to them.