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.
We've seen Romeo Ferraris tune all manner of vehicles, but oddly none from the automaker with which it shares the first part of its name. That's all changing, but not with a current Alfa Romeo model. For their latest project, RF has turned its attention to the recently discontinued Alfa Romeo Brera.
We see lots of tuner cars cross our digital desks here at Autoblog, but of all the turbocharged and aero-kitted monstrosities we see on a regular basis, few impress like what Romeo Ferraris can manage. The Italian tuning house has taken on everything from Land Rovers to Corvettes, but their specialty is the Fiat 500.
Few tuning houses are as quintessentially Italian as Romeo Ferraris. Just say the name out loud and you'll want a glass of Chianti to go with your Risotto. Most of the garage's products have been Italian – Fiat 500s mostly – but there have been a few foreigners in the mix as well, including the Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and Land Rover Defender. And this is their latest.
Fiat 500C "La Dolce Vita" – Click above for high-res image gallery, follow the jump for video
Abarth 500 Monza by Fenice Milano & Romeo Ferraris – Click above for high-res image gallery
The latest is the Corvette Z06. And why shouldn't it be? The 'Vette has a long history of customization at Italian hands. But those have mostly been cosmetic coachbuilding jobs. This is another story altogether.
Fiat 500C Sardinia by Romeo Ferraris – Click above for high-res image gallery
Land Rover Defender by Aznom and Romeo Ferraris – Click above for high-res image gallery