Ferrari announce Limited Edition 599 GTB 60F1

Ferrari is synonymous with Formula 1, some would argue that Ferrari is Formula 1, but that’s a whole debate in itself.  Anyway Ferrari has been winning races in Formula 1 for 60 years now, and to celebrate, Ferrari has unveiled a new limited edition version of the 599 (below).  The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 is available to buyers through the company’s Tailor Made program, and includes the performance suspension components of the HGTE package. Those include stiffer springs with dampers to match, a larger rear stabilizer bar, more aggressive tires and a lower ride height.

As part of Ferrari’s new Tailor Made Programme, there will be a choice of three liveries, each representing a specific win in the automaker’s history:

First Win: On the 14th July 1951, Jose Froilan Gonzalez and his 375 F1 car (below) gave Ferrari its first race victory in the Formula World Championship in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The 375 F1 Livery: the same red as Gonzalez’s 375 F1 car from the 1951 British Grand Prix, the darker pastel tone makes the car stand out from the traditional Ferrari Rosso.

The Ferrari 150° Italia Livery: this shade of red was used on Alonso’s 2011 Ferrari. Contrasting F1 white appears on the lower section of the front bumpers and mudguards, A-posts, bonnet and buttresses.  The race car spoiler-based tricolour is also replicated at the rear of the car.

The Ferrari 150° Italia 2 Livery: Exactly the same as above, but without the white paint (which only appear on the lower bumpers) or the tricolour.

All cars, regardless of livery, feature a satin-finish aluminium fuel cap, 20 inch diamond-finish forged alloys and the Scuderia Ferrari shield painted on the front wheel arches.

Inside the car, as you would expect, the racing theme continues inside the cabin.  Heavy use of racing material including Alcantara makes the interior look rather dark inside.  But the darkness is broken by contrasting colour on the seatbelts and dashboard.

American versions get Recaro seats while European cars get seats by Sabelt.  Both varieties are upholstered in black Alcantara with the Scuderia Ferrari logo stitched into the headrests and strategically placed super fabrics to provide occupants with exceptional seating grip.

For even greater grip the red and blue four-point safety harnesses will strap you into the car like a limpet to a rock (three point harnesses are used where the four-point versions can’t be homologated).

And finally, the dashboard features aluminium as a nod to Gonzalez’s car and a special commemorative plaque with the signatures of Jose Froilan Gonzalez and Fernando Alonso.

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