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Old 10-23-2011, 10:16 PM
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Wink 599 light-weight in 2012. No 599 replacement before 2014!?!

Being informed by my dealer that there will be 599 light-weight version added in the current model line next year. The replacement of 599 will probably be another 2 years, as Maranello wanna focus on Ferrari FF instead. Anyone heard about this?

P.S. This might be a good news since it means we would see the beautiful line of 599 alives for a while
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:23 PM
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Light weight? All carbon fiber body?
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GTO already lighter than 599....scud version?
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:30 PM
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Being informed by my dealer that there will be 599 light-weight version added in the current model line next year. The replacement of 599 will probably be another 2 years, as Maranello wanna focus on Ferrari FF instead. Anyone heard about this?

P.S. This might be a good news since it means we would see the beautiful line of 599 alives for a while
Tell your dealer: rubbish! Saw the new car last week.

The last of the great 599s will be the GTO for the road and the 599 XX Evo for the track...
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:34 AM
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Being informed by my dealer that there will be 599 light-weight version added in the current model line next year. The replacement of 599 will probably be another 2 years, as Maranello wanna focus on Ferrari FF instead. Anyone heard about this?

P.S. This might be a good news since it means we would see the beautiful line of 599 alives for a while
Your dealer has wrong information. The replacement of 599 will appear next year.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:41 AM
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Tell your dealer: rubbish! Saw the new car last week.

The last of the great 599s will be the GTO for the road and the 599 XX Evo for the track...
Now that's a classic tease! You can't say you saw the new car and leave it at that!!! What did it look like???! Beautiful or aggressive? Longer or shorter? Wider or slimmer? Better or worse (looks)?
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:09 AM
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Now that's a classic tease! You can't say you saw the new car and leave it at that!!! What did it look like???! Beautiful or aggressive? Longer or shorter? Wider or slimmer? Better or worse (looks)?
Teaser: if you like the 8C, this will p lease you....
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Teaser: if you like the 8C, this will p lease you....
That is great news.
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your dealer is mitoman !
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prbably just talking about the ALONSO edition 599, 40 cars.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:58 AM
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You are more info on 599 alonso Údition ?
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:58 AM
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You are more info on 599 alonso Údition ?
Maybe the 599 Alonso Edition will be white; just like his 458?
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Teaser: if you like the 8C, this will p lease you....
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My Gm was in Italy for the world meetings and saw the 599 replacement mule running all over the place. There is a replacement coming
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prbably just talking about the ALONSO edition 599, 40 cars.
Yes one per dealer. any pics out yet of what it will look like
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Maybe the 599 Alonso Edition will be white; just like his 458?
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And Vettel gets an Infiniti special edition minivan for winning everything...

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...ef=automobiles
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Teaser: if you like the 8C, this will please you....
8C was the design Ferrari should have had all along -- good news, IMHO.
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Teaser: if you like the 8C, this will p lease you....
That's great news indeed. 599 way too large for what it is.

Consider that a BMW Z4 M Coupe has the same packaging as 599 (straight 6 vs V12), more luggage space and the whole car is considerably smaller. 8C is maginificent (handles like sh*t apparently)
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Teaser: if you like the 8C, this will p lease you....
Music to my ears

The 8C has perfect dimensions...not to mention that it's terribly pretty.

If they manage to to do relatively small front-engined V12 (like Aston did with the V12 Vantage) they would have a winner IMO.

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That's great news indeed. 599 way too large for what it is.

Consider that a BMW Z4 M Coupe has the same packaging as 599 (straight 6 vs V12), more luggage space and the whole car is considerably smaller. 8C is maginificent (handles like sh*t apparently)
Actually, only Jeremy Clarkson said that an 8C handled badly.

I have one (and a bunch of Ferrari as comparison) and the 8C is a raw car. It handles but you need to really be in charge. It won't coddle you the way a 430 or 458 will. It is also a short wheelbase so it is lively especially when driven flat out. But it really goes. Have had 300 km/h (on the GPS) out of mine with real concentration!!!

A very gratifying car to drive!
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