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Ferrari 599 HGTE handling package now available in Australia
By MARTON PETTENDY

THE Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione (HGTE) package for Ferrari’s top-shelf 599 GTB Fiorano super-coupe is now available Down Under.


Priced at a cool $A65,000 in Australia and $NZ58,110 in New Zealand – on top of the $A650,300 pricetag of the car itself – the HGTE kit underlines the 599’s position as the most focussed V12-powered model in Ferrari’s range.

As GoAuto reported after the HGTE package was released at the Geneva motor show in March, the kit comprises modified suspension in the form of stiffer springs with a lower ride height, a tauter rear anti-roll bar and new 20-inch split-rim wheels with a unique diamond-cut and matt silver finish, wrapped in stickier-compound tyres.

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Combining a lower centre of gravity with more grip and tighter body control, the HGTE kit primarily takes the 599’s handling to even greater heights, but there are also drivetrain and cosmetic changes.

The former extend to faster gearshifts when the F1 Supershift sequential manual transmission is in high-performance mode, while new engine mapping is claimed to improve throttle response and a modified exhaust silencer delivers “an even more marked and thrilling sound under hard usage while still delivering just the right comfort levels at cruising speed”.


http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/B53D230CEB04AB48CA2576300082A992





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