Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano To Debut At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

The car which has been described as ‘The F40 for the 21st Century’, the all new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, will make its only UK driving appearance in 2006 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

This 620hp, V12 masterpiece combines the elegance of Ferrari design with the race-developed technology from the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Formula 1 team. Powered by a 5999cc engine first seen in the Enzo supercar, this will be a highlight of the Festival when it appears on the Supercar Run each day.

Goodwood will also be the first opportunity to see a unique Ferrari 612 Scaglietti personalised by the design team from the leading lifestyle magazine Wallpaper*. This truly original car features a number of interior and exterior design elements tailored specifically to reflect the style of Wallpaper* and Ferrari together. The car also incorporates the Handling GTC pack which emphasises the performance associated with the Prancing Horse.

Ferrari has always been an innovator in the automotive world and at Goodwood Festival of Speed there will be a unique opportunity to see the winning designs of the global competition called "Ferrari: New Concepts of the Myth" which presents the ideas and thoughts of the best students from four of the most respected car design schools worldwide (College for Creative Studies of Detroit, Coventry University – School of Art and Design, European Institute of Design of Turin and Tokyo Communication Arts). The 20 models - in 1:4 scale - will be on show in the Stable Yard at Goodwood, the only opportunity to see the display in this country.

The Festival of Speed will also be the first opportunity for guests to discover the Ferrari Classiche programme, where Ferrari clients can receive certification of authenticity for their cherished cars, technical assistance, maintenance and restoration as required. A beautifully preserved Ferrari 275 GTB4, one of the first to be authenticated by the Ferrari Classiche programme will be exhibited in the official Ferrari area.

Amongst a range of rare, priceless and beautiful Ferrari cars there will be one of only 29 FXX in the world, the Formula 1 World Championship winning F2004 driven by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro test driver Marc Gené, and a stunning 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spider.

This year Ferrari has created a very special area in the Stable Yard at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to present the entire range of road cars, the "Ferrari: New Concepts of the Myth" exhibition and the preview of the Ferrari Classiche programme.

Published 1 July 2006 Melanie Carter

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