Monday, February 7, 2011

Ferrari 599 GTB Handling GTE Sport Kit now available as Aftermarket Package

Leaving no stone unturned in order to make a buck or two, Ferrari is now offering its recently launched Handling GTE (Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione) sport package for the 599 GTB Fiorano also as a genuine aftermarket kit to existing owners of the V12 supercar. Depending on the customer's specific requirements and the age of vehicle, buyers can choose between two available packages.

According to Ferrari UK, the first HGTE pack is for pre-2008 599 GTB Fiorano cars and costs £17,213 ($28,300 US or €21,000). It consists of handling modifications, an exhaust system and a styling upgrades.

The second package, which is for post-2008 models equipped with the F1 transmission, is priced at £19,703 ($32,400 or €23,000) and comes with an additional performance kit. Mind you none of the above prices include VAT.


1) Handling, includes:

  • Lower suspension (10mm)
  • New magnetorheologically controlled suspension calibration for the Manettino SPORT and RACE configurations
  • More rigid suspension springs (front + 17%, rear + 15%)
  • More rigid rear anti-roll bars (diameter increased to 25mm)
  • HGTE specific tyres with improved compound (8% more grip)
  • 3-piece modular rims with reduced weight (forged spokes) and special new design

2) Performance (only available for post-2008 cars, from engine no. 122779), includes:

  • New exhausts silencers with two-tone finish tailpipes
  • Enhanced F1 gearshift actuation, with response times reduced to 85ms
  • New accelerator logic with modified mapping for improved throttle response

N.B. The Performance kit cannot be installed on cars with manual gearboxes.

3) Exhaust, includes:

  • New exhausts silencers with two-tone finish tailpipes

The Exhaust kit is designed for:

  • vehicles that cannot receive the software updates listed in the Performance kit since the engine was produced before assembly number 122779 (pre-2008)
  • all cars with manual gearboxes
  • clients who are only interested in modifying the styling and sound of their own cars

N.B. The Exhaust kit is included in the Performance kit, for cars post-2008.

4) Aesthetic, includes:

  • New design front grille with a special chromatic treatment
  • Burnished finish to Prancing Horse symbols on the front grill and rear boot lid

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