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Eight years ago today, at the same time as it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 599 GTB was presented at the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello. The car looked superb in the Gallery’s amphitheatre, alongside some of the most famous of the marque’s 12 cylinder cars, such as the 1962 250 GTO and the 1957 250 Testarossa. Also on display in the Galleria was the Ferrari Formula 1 car that had been shown on 10 February, at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games at Turin, sporting the Italian flag and the Olympic rings.
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano was the most powerful 12 cylinder berlinetta ever produced in Maranello. The new model featured the most innovative and technically evolved elements ever used by Ferrari in a two seater front-mid engine car, thus representing a whole new level in terms of sportiness, driving pleasure and design.