Under the 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB’s hood is a 6.0-liter V12 generating 620 horsepower at 7,600 rpm and 448 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,600 rpm. With that massive twelve-cylinder engine tucked inside, the 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB can reportedly make a run to 62 mph in only 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 205 mph. At those speeds, drivers will likely appreciate the four-wheel disc brakes, with 353-mm rotors up front and 328-mm rotors out back.
For clutch pedal aficionados, the 599 GTB can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. Others, however, may enjoy the F1-SuperFast automatic that executes shifts in mere milliseconds. Other technological advances include what engineers call a magnetorheological fluid suspension system. Think of it as a shock absorber filled with metal bits floating in a liquid, stiffened or softened by “an electronically controlled magnetic field” depending on road conditions. Ferrari’s system is kind of like GM’s magnetic ride control suspension in the Corvette. There’s also something called F1-Trac, which is Ferrari lingo for an impressive handling package. In short, F1-Trac works with a standard stability control system and suspension software to determine how much traction the 599 GTB has and will have, and subsequently adjusts engine output accordingly. Sadly, F1-Trac cannot measure driver intelligence, too.