The Ferrari 599 has given birth to a staggering array of variants. There was the original GTB Fiorano. Then the HGTE with improved handling dynamics. There was the China edition, the HY-KERS concept, the 599XX track car, the GTO and two roadster variants: the P540 Superfast and the SA Aperta. But while the entire 599 range is expected to be replaced soon, rumor has it there could be one final variant in the pipeline to see it off in grand style.

Word around the Internet chat boards like FerrariChat and Teamspeed is that Ferrari is planning to pay tribute to its star Formula One driver with a 599 Fernando Alonso edition. According to rampant speculation, the Alonso edition 599 will be lighter than any of the previous models, and therefore quicker. Tipped to be released in January, production is expected to be limited to an extremely exclusive 40 examples.

It is possible that the speculation was sparked by the F10 Tribute Edition which Alonso himself is seen driving in the video after the jump. That was little more than an existing 599 GTO specced out by a customer in Scuderia livery. We'll just have to wait and see whether anything more comes of the rumors. But if Ferrari does choose to unveil such a model, it would be likely to do so at the Finali Mondiali cavallino-fest taking place this weekend at Mugello.



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      throwback
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shloudn't he at least win them a championship first?
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will it moan and cry about everything that goes on around it? Will it randomly change it allegiance and transfer the steering wheel control without a warning from driver to passenger from time to time?
      TexRob
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should make a Massa edition Mondial.
        gtv4rudy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TexRob
        True, he came closer to being a World Champion with the scuderia than Alonso.
      Ferd
      • 3 Years Ago
      How many World Championships has Fernando won with Ferrari again?
        Marko Nesovic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ferd
        Yes, the car will be specially tuned so that you cannot overtake anyone, and if you try and get rid of it, you will loose all your money in the (santander) bank!
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not sure how it's supposed to pay tribute to Ferrari's racing livery. That color is Rosso Rubino which nowhere near the Rosso Scuderia typically used. Still, sweet car, though.
      deadatbirth440
      • 3 Years Ago
      Schumacher would be pissed
      Sean Thompson
      • 3 Years Ago
      They could make a Massa edition 599 ... but it would constantly crash into the nearest English driver.
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I always worry when groups name something after someone who is still alive. What's to say Alanso doesn't make some stupid mistake in the future and Ferrari is sad they named a car after the F1 driver turn Bangkok brothel owner or something. We named a highway in St Louis after Mark McGuire then discovered he was a dope-o-holic and they had to take the signs back down. Bad idea to name stuff after active drivers, if not still living.
      gtv4rudy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, is that John Galliano wearing the latest fashion from Maranello?