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Monday, March 4, 2024

Racing Royalty: Ferrari's 599 GTB 60F1 Commemorates 60 Years of Speed

60th F1 Winning Celebration - Celebrating an extraordinary 60-year legacy in Formula 1, Ferrari, the iconic Italian supercar manufacturer, introduces its latest marvel – the Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1. Beyond being a car, it is a symbol of speed, sophistication, and a testament to Ferrari's dominance in the realm of motorsports.
The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 under Ferrari 150° Italia Livery, showcases a striking Scuderia 2011 red with white accents on the lower front bumpers, mudguards, bonnet, A-posts, and buttresses, replicating the iconic tricolore on the rear spoiler of the F150. (Picture from: Ferrari Connoisseur)
Unveiled in December 2011, the Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 is more than a mere vehicle; it is the embodiment of 60 years of unparalleled success in Formula One. Built upon the foundation of the 599 GTB Fiorano with the HGTE package, renowned for its enhanced handling, the 60F1 is a rare gem, limited to just 40 units, with a choice of three different liveries is available for the exterior.
The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 under Ferrari 150° Italia 2 Livery, adorned in the Scuderia 2011 red of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari 150° Italia, features white accents limited to the lower bumpers with no tricolore at the rear. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
Ferrari's design excellence takes center stage with a model paying tribute to the historic Ferrari 375 F1, driven by Josè Froilan Gonzalez. Painted in the same dark red hue as Gonzalez's victorious Ferrari 375 during the 1951 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, this model transcends being a car; it becomes a rolling tribute to an iconic moment in F1 history. 
The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 dons the historic red, reminiscent of Josè Froilan Gonzalez's 375 F1, representing the same iconic hue used by the Scuderia for its inaugural F1 cars, imparting a compact and sporty aesthetic with its darker pastel tone.. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
Furthermore Ferrari seamlessly blends past and present, drawing inspiration from modern F1 champion Fernando Alonso's victories at Silverstone. Two captivating color models, inspired by the cars that propelled Fernando Alonso to F1 stardom, are proudly showcased by Ferrari
Josè Froilan Gonzalez, an Argentinean racer, secured Ferrari's first GP win driving the Ferrari 375 in the 1951 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. (Picture from: Promotipo)
Mirroring the vibrant red of Alonso's Ferrari 150° Italia racing car, the first model features a dynamic red-and-white combination, adorning the front bumper, fenders, hood, and culminating in a vibrant three-color spectacle at the rear. The second model opts for a sleek white finish at the bumper's base, foregoing the intricate three-color combination at the rear.
Fernando Alonso piloting a Ferrari 150° Italia race car during the initial free practice session ahead of the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Beyond its captivating exterior, the Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 is not merely an object of admiration; it is a performance marvel. Enhanced with stiffer springs, a thicker rear stabilizer, recalibrated shock absorbers, a lower ride height, and high-traction tires, each journey promises an exhilarating experience. 
The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 is based around the 599 fitted with the Handling Grand Turismo Evoluzione (HGTE) package. (Picture from: Ferrari Connoisseur)
The meticulous attention to detail extends to the interior, where European versions boast Sabelt seats, and their American counterparts feature Recaro seats – all adorned with the distinguished Scuderia Ferrari logo on the headrest.
The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1's dashboard sports a special silver plaque commemorating 60 years of Ferrari victories in F1 and featuring the signatures of Froilan Gonzalez and Fernando Alonso. (Picture from: RossoCorsa)
As collectors and enthusiasts eagerly embrace the opportunity to possess this limited edition gem, the Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 becomes a symbol of both speed and style. It is more than a car; it encapsulates Ferrari's legacy, immortalizing victories etched in time. Each unit represents a fusion of history and modernity, a masterpiece cruising through the annals of automotive greatness.
The four-point safety harnesses underscore the racing setup and are in the Red and Blue specified by FIA for the 2010-2011 F1 season. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
In the world of Ferrari, the 599 GTB 60F1 is not merely a celebration; it's a continuation of a storied journey. As it roars onto the roads, it invites us all to become part of the legacy – a legacy that has defined speed, precision, and triumph for an astonishing 60 years. The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 is more than a vehicle; it's a testament to the perpetual pursuit of automotive perfection, an enduring tribute to Ferrari's indomitable spirit.

The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 is propelled by a front-mounted V12 naturally aspirated engine, delivering an impressive power output of 670 PS (493 kW; 661 hp) at 8,250 rpm and 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. (Picture from: RossoCorsa)
Enthusiasts and collectors alike recognize the 599 GTB 60F1 not just as a vehicle but as a piece of art that encapsulates Ferrari's dedication to craftsmanship. The meticulous attention to detail extends beyond the performance enhancements, with the bodywork and interior finishing exemplifying the pinnacle of Italian design.
The Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 is not just as a vehicle but as a piece of art that encapsulates Ferrari's dedication to craftsmanship. (Picture from: Ferrari Connoisseur)
Every curve, every stitch, is a testament to the fusion of artistry and engineering that defines the Ferrari legacy. In conclusion, the Ferrari 599 GTB 60F1 stands not just as a celebration of the past 60 years but as a bold statement that echoes into the future.
With each limited edition unit finding its home, it symbolizes a continuation of the Ferrari saga – a saga marked by victories, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. As the 599 GTB 60F1 graces the roads, it invites enthusiasts to embark on a journey, not merely as spectators but as active participants in the ongoing story of Ferrari's racing prowess.
The legacy lives on, and the 599 GTB 60F1 ensures that the thrill of victory is not just a memory but a living, breathing reality for those fortunate enough to experience it. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORAUTHORITY | FERRARI CONNOISSEUR | PROMOTIPO | ROSSOCORSA ]
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