The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is a front-engined V12 grand tourer that succeeded the Ferrari 575M Maranello. It was produced from 2007 to 2012 and was eventually replaced by the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in 2013. The Ferrari 599 was mostly made as a coupe, with a low-production special edition “SA Aperta” convertible variant introduced in 2010. The hardcore Ferrari 599 GTO was eventually offered before the Ferrari F12 started production. The Pininfarina design still holds beautifully compared to modern designs.
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The Ferrari 599 Service Guide will provide owners a detailed guide on the recommended maintenance intervals in order to keep their stunning automobile in tip-top shape. Preventative maintenance is key in extending the longevity of the vehicle, as well as avoid any costly repairs from neglect.
Engine, Oil, Transmission, Clutch
A naturally-aspirated 6.0L version of Ferrari’s Tipo F140 V12 can be found under the hood of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. With 612 Horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque on tap, the Ferrari 599 had the most powerful series-production engine at the time of production. It utilizes a dry-sump oil system, direct injection, and dual-overhead cams with variable valve timing to achieve such a powerful output. The 599 uses a timing chain that should last the lifetime of the vehicle. However, it is always good to inspect them at every service to make sure that the chains aren’t stressed or stretched.
The vast majority of Ferrari 599’s were specified with Ferrari’s semi-automatic 6-speed “F1” paddle shift transmission, however a very small number (only 30) were specified with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Ferrari 599 Service Guide recommends these maintenance intervals:
Annual or every 6,000 miles (Minor Service):
- Replace Engine Oil & Filter
- Replace Brake Fluid
- Brake Inspection
- Indicator Light check & SD3 Scan
- Inspect Transmission Oil & Top-Up if Necessary
- Inspect Front & Rear Suspension Systems
- Inspection of Transmission & Differential Assembly
- Inspection of Tire Wear
- Top-Up Power Steering Fluid if Necessary
Every 3 years or 25,000 Miles (Includes 6,000 Mi Service Plus:)
- Replace Transmission Fluid
- Replace Air Filter
- Tightening of Engine & Transmission Mounts & Fasteners
- Replace Spark Plugs
- Replace Coolant
- Replace Auxiliary Belts
In order to make sure that all components are working as they should, a visual inspection of the entire vehicle during each and every service. This includes inspecting for any leaks or accelerated wear and tear.
Note that the Ferrari 599 Service guide is recommending these if driven regularly on public roads. If the vehicle is tracked, wear and tear will be accelerated and should be serviced earlier and more frequently than the schedule outlined above.
Brakes, Rotors, Pads, Fluid
As Ferrari is a company known for their heavy involvement in motorsports, they generally tend to outfit their vehicles with some serious braking performance. The 599 GTB Fiorano is no exception. In the first year of production, the steel brakes came standard, with carbon-ceramic brakes being optional. After the 2007 model year, carbon-ceramic brakes became standard on all Ferrari 599s. The carbon ceramic brakes are big enough needed to stop the car from over 200 mph repeatedly. They measure 353 mm up front with the rears measuring 328 mm.
The brake rotors themselves should last the lifetime of the vehicle. However, brake pad wear will vary based on driving conditions and driving style. The harder someone is on their brakes, the more frequently they must be changed. This is why it is important to inspect the brake wear at each service interval. Brake fluid must be changed every year to ensure that the system isn’t contaminated with moisture, air, or dirt.
Tires, Suspension & Alignment
Tires are also wearable items that need to be checked at every service interval. Unfortunately, many owners tend to ignore their tires. As they are the only part of your vehicle that are in contact with the ground, they affect handling, acceleration, braking, and crucially, safety. Wear will vary depending on driving conditions, driving style, and whether or not the vehicle is all-wheel drive or not.
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano comes with these OEM tire sizes:
- FRONT TIRES: 245/40/R19
- REAR TIRES: 305/35/R20
GI Automotive carries a wide selection of road and track Ferrari 599 tires on stock and available to order. A consultation is available to determine which tire is best for your individual driving needs.
Alignment can seriously affect both tire wear as well as the handling characteristics of a car. Therefore, it is imperative that the alignment is checked on a regular basis. The Ferrari 599 Service Guide recommends checking camber, castor, and toe for tolerances within factory specification, or a custom specification if deemed necessary.
The suspension’s job is to not only keep a comfortable ride; it is also to provide optimal handling characteristics. Properly functioning suspension will keep alignment within specification in a straight line as well as in the corners. Moreover, this keeps the tires from wearing unevenly. At each service interval, it is recommended to check the suspension components for any squeaks, rattles, leakage, or play.