• Apr 1st 2012 at 10:02AM
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Soon Ferrari will disocntinue the 599 as it ushers the new F12 Berlinetta into production, but until then the GTO holds its place as king of the hill. So before the ultimate incarnation of the 599 is swept off into retirement, Romeo Ferraris has developed a series of enhancements to the Ferrari flagship.

Given that Maranello has put just about everything it has into the 599 GTO, there wasn't a lot of room to play around. So the tuner has released two small upgrades. Stage 1 encompasses a new air filter and exhaust for a 15-horsepower boost, while the Stage 2 kit remaps the ECU as well for 40-horsepower upgrade to bring overall output up to 710 hp – putting the final iteration of the 599 within spitting distance of its replacement's 740 hp.

A series of extra carbon fiber components are also offered, but Romeo Ferraris apparently holds enough reverence for the donor cars to keep the modifications to a minimum.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      not photoshop just an empty big room with way too many light bars.
      Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years Ago
      No fire suppression upgrades?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Discontinue is misspelled in the first line....just saying...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Just a typo, don't get your panties in a bunch
      • 3 Years Ago
      If a mere exhaust and intake upgrade gave them 15 HP, why didn't Ferrari do this at the factory? I understand the reasons on a 'pedestrian' car (noise, cost, reliability, etc.), but on a Ferrari... Yes, I understand how easy power can be freed on a FI car, but on a NA Ferrari, it seems like they would have done EVERYTHING to get the power.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Photoshop did not improve this photo.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "A series of extra carbon fiber components are also offered, but Romeo Ferraris apparently holds enough reverence for the donor cars to keep the modifications to a minimum." Thank you Romeo Ferraris, for abstaining from the ostentatiously overdone Mansory approach to supercar modification. Although, highly reflective metallic paint looks terrible under hideous eyesore fluorescent light tubes, I think a pearl colour would work better in various lighting, even matte has an advantage here. But that's stock, so no real complaints there. 710 horsepower from the 6.0L is incredible, and a little bit suspicious. Ferrari had to fit a slew of extensive and non road legal modifications and additions to the V12 to make that much power in the track only 599XX, how did RF manage as much with a filter, bolt on exhaust, and tune?
      Vincent Teron
      • 3 Years Ago
      Noah, is your spellchecker still broken?
      Jeffrey Mohamed
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow, I want one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      hell yes one of the best looking Ferrari i have seen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Diffusion: lighting needs it. Not bad looking, could be worse (looking at you Mansory), but as much as I'm for aftermarket modifications, there's a certain group of cars that I would leave untouched. A 599 GTO would fall in that group.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Turns out what is true for strippers is true for supercars. No one looks good under harsh fluorescent light.
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