AT A GLANCE: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 29 July, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 29 July, 2006, 12:00am


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What drives it? Front, longitudinally mounted, naturally aspirated 5.998 litre V12 berlinetta engine, with fuel injection, manual or paddle-operated, six-speed automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive; 19-inch tyres on the front, 20-inchers on the back, with electronic suspension.

How fast is it? Hot, with 620 brake-horsepower, belting/463kW at 7,600rpm and walloping 608Nm of torque at 5,600rpm, with a 330km/h top speed and 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds.

How safe is it? As safe as the driver, but with tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system CST stability and F1-Trac traction control.

How thirsty is it? Thirsty, with 21.3 litres/100km on combined urban and motorway driving on a 105-litre tank.

How Hong Kong-friendly? On the one hand, the owner pays a bomb of first registration tax; on the other, says it can belch 490g/km of CO2, the fug equivalent of 4.4 Smart ForTwos.

Available: $3,588,000 plus options, with two years' manufacturer's warranty and the third year warranty optional, at Italian Motors (tel: 2365 0269)