599 HGTE or F12

Discussion in 'FF/Lusso/F12/812S' started by stan996turbo, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. gpa2345

    gpa2345 Rookie

    Mar 6, 2017
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    George Psarianos
    I own a '09 black 'factory' HGTE and have driven many F12s. The HGTE is the last and best of the 'old school' v12s whereas the F12 is the first of the 'new gen' of v12s. HGTE feels 'classic' and the F12 'modern'. Depends on what you enjoy the most: the 599 HGTE feels 'classically special' and offers a bigger sense of occasion for weekend drives. The HGTE alcantara interior with the logo on the seats is a great place to be.
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  3. ScottS

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  4. jorge da cruz

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    Sep 4, 2015
    Luanda Angola
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    Jorge Da Cruz
    F12 ... I am an 599 HGTE owner
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  5. Condor Man

    Condor Man F1 Rookie

    Sep 8, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I put over 20,000 Kms on both and the F12 was far more accomplished, the gearbox is light years ahead, the traction control is more modern and sophisticated and it had a heap more mechanical grip.

    Also the 599 is a big car.... very big.

    I had a couple of very dangerous moments in the 599 when it literally tried to kill me and to get all of that extra weight back was a monumental feat.

    Interesting point. My 599 had F12 license plates before the F12 was even announced!

    Would I buy another 599 yes 100%. I think they are gorgeous and an amazing GT car. Plus they are cheap.

    Would I buy another F12. 100%.... I will have another for sure and it will be a long, long termer!

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  6. ffanl

    ffanl Rookie

    Apr 22, 2017
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    So, today a month has passed since I picked up my f12. I have a few more things to say in this thread. I hadn't seen it before when I was driving the rental sometimes. i'm 191cm/6.26 ft. Main disadvantage is that In f12 you have less space for the legs in comfort seats than a hgte seats in 599. I was wondering to change them to race seats but 63k usd operation is unworth it. Other is crappy audio, bose from 599 was amazing comparing to this. Of course indicator on the steering wheel :/. But it's only three cons. Front lift, bumpy road mode, screaming stock exhaust, moving sideways body when you rev it on neutral, damn this it was what i want. Honestly, I can drive it daily with smile. Especially looking at full carbon exterior package ;p Suspension is much more gentle.
    I think this trade was worth the money.

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