• Apr 23rd 2009 at 9:29AM
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Some people just won't leave well enough alone. We love those people. Like the engineers at Ferrari, who routinely develop some of the most wicked supercars known to man, and then set about improve them.
Take, for example, the 360 Modena. A spectacular car, by all accounts, so they made it better with the 360 Challenge Stradale. That 360 gave birth to the F430, which in turn begat the ultimate 430 Scuderia. While the progression of the 599 GTB Fiorano hasn't been as staggered (so far), the performance gurus in Maranello have hardly let the V12 supercar rest on its laurels, either. At this year's Geneva Motor Show, they rolled out two improvements on the Fiorano: the 599XX developmental track car, and the HGTE package to further fine-tune the suspension. Now reports suggest that another revision could be in the works.

The reports result from a test mule spied lapping the eponymous Fiorano test track with a modified, higher-mounted exhaust system – similar to that found on the 599XX, but affixed to the road car. The exhaust note is said to be deafening. Ferrari gave a similar treatment to its V8 supercars to produce the 430 Scuderia and the 360 Challenge Stradale before it...could a hardcore 599 be next?

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 6 Years Ago

      Could this be a test mule for the Scuderia California di montezemelo mentions in this article? The 599 engine in the California chassis would lead to an exciting road car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree, I think it could be a mule for the 599xx engine, or perhaps a test mule for the upcoming enzo replacement? (although based on the milli chilli concept, it is supposed to be a possible TT V8?)
      • 6 Years Ago
      When you said 360 Modena, my head raced back to 1999, and thought that you guys were living some sort of Deja Vu! Don't do that again! lol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It would fit the lineup. I read somewhere Ferrari has its lineup split into 2 camps: A hardcore side with the F430 and 599, and a touring side with the California and Scaglietti. A Scuderia or Super Fast version of a 599 would flesh out the hardcore side.

      What I wouldn't expect is a true Scuderia California.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this car is only a mule to test the 599XX engine.
      the 599XX is not road legal so this could be a way to test
      the engine...
      • 6 Years Ago

      The 599 is my favorite modern Ferrari, only the 512BB and 275 GTB-4 placing higher on my list, and those are icons. The 599 is wickedly fast, and a version like this may give that 275 a run for its money.
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