Ferrari used the Geneva Motor Show to debut the new Handling GT Evoluzione (HGTE) performance package for the 599 GTB Fiorano coupe. The package aims to improve the 599's already stellar driving experience by offering improved handling and even sharper responsiveness while still remaining easy to drive.
The Handling GT Evoluzione package includes stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as a recalibrated manettino system which adjusts the car's magnetorheological shock absorbers for a more dynamic driving experience. Other changes include a reduction in the vehicle's ride height (which also lowers the vehicle's center of gravity), new high-performance tires, an upgraded version of the F1 gearbox which offers faster shifts and improved accelerator response, as well as a modified exhaust silencer which remains modest while cruising around town but screams under hard acceleration.
Contrary to the somewhat uninspired designs of the 612 Scaglietti and the California, the new 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE features a unique exterior that puts a definite emphasis on a sporty appearance. Among the key styling changes are a new three-layer metallic Rosso paint scheme, 20-inch split-rim wheels with a matte silver finish, and a matte black rear diffuser. The performance theme carries over into the interior as it includes new two-tone leather and Alcantara seats, carbon-fiber rear seat backs, and an embroidered prancing horse and the words "Handling GTE" applied to the headrests.