- Jan 8, 2011
Graf Weckerle answers all questions with Comte Noir edition Ferrari 599
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Comte Noir by Graf Weckerle – Click above for high-res image gallery
We're not saying we're psychic or anything, but after years of bringing you the best – and the worst – from the automotive industry, we're getting a bit of a handle on what you, our dedicated readers, are thinking. So here goes: you were thinking that what the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano really needed was a set of fleur-de-lis wheels.
Okay, so maybe we're a little off. But those pentagram alloys on the original 599 didn't do it any favors. And these? They take 20 days to build. They're forged from aluminum and titanium and have a two-tone anthracite and black finish. But the Comte Noir (French for "black count") edition Fiorano is about more than those fancy wheels.
German tuner Graf Weckerle has also upped the 6-liter V12's output from 620 horsepower to a whopping 835. No word on exactly how they did that, but we wouldn't be surprised if they turned to an experienced Ferrari tuner like Edo Competition or Novitec Rosso for assistance. They've also mounted a new coil-over suspension and adjustable shocks, and hopefully upgraded the brakes to go with the extra power. Otherwise those pretty flowery wheels won't do you any good as the apex approaches.
[Source: Graf Weckerle]