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    599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    Anybody knwos when there will be a 599 Spider?

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    I wouldn't be surprised if Ferrari DOESN'T build a spyder but rather a limited edition barchetta like with the 550. I haven't seen any reports of any mules of either such concept running around maranello

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    Doesn't matter if you call it Spider, Barchetta or something else, mainly without a roof. ;-)

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    Problem may be, when they want to produce all these new cars.

    430 Scuderia, California GT, F430 successor, facelifted 612, there are so many new models within the next 24 months...

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

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    Rossi said:
    Problem may be, when they want to produce all these new cars.

    430 Scuderia, California GT, F430 successor, facelifted 612, there are so many new models within the next 24 months...



    Thats definitely true and exactly why I ask.

    ???California GT???

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

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    Ulrich said:
    Quote:
    Rossi said:
    Problem may be, when they want to produce all these new cars.

    430 Scuderia, California GT, F430 successor, facelifted 612, there are so many new models within the next 24 months...



    Thats definitely true and exactly why I ask.

    ???California GT???



    That should be the real name for the "Dino".

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    Now i got it. ;-)

    I'm afraid that if there will be a 599 Spider than not before end of 2008 and than you can wait a few month more for the 430 successor.

    Well, lets wait and see.

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

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    Ulrich said:
    Now i got it. ;-)

    I'm afraid that if there will be a 599 Spider than not before end of 2008 and than you can wait a few month more for the 430 successor.

    Well, lets wait and see.



    Rossi is right. Ferrari has too much on their plate right now. If and when they decide to build a convertible or barchetta (ala 575 superAmerica), it would come towards the end of the life cycle.

    The 599 is a fairly new car, so, it would be at least five years away.

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    A convertible 599 would be one hard to get your hands on car. Imagine the premiums.

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    A 599 spider would lose the signature "flying buttresses". If I'm not mistaken this is a significant aerodynamic feature that provides additional downforce without a traditional wing. How would you pen a spider around this feature?

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    I seriously doubt they'd do a Spider 599. The flying butress is a significant structual member in addition to be a downforce sideplane.

    If they do decide to move forward, it'll probably be:
    (A)A T-Top
    (B)Fully retractable sunroof much like the Porsche 997 Targa

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    The flying buttress is only structural to the roof and the rear window. Remove the roof and the rear window and - voila- you have a convertible.

    The buttress is not neccessary. Any loss of downforce can easily be compensated by reworking the undertrays and the venturi fins.

    Take a look at the F430 rear and compare it to the Scuderia rear.

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

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    svtrader1 said:
    Any loss of downforce can easily be compensated by reworking the undertrays and the venturi fins.




    I think I am correct in saying that where the F599 is concerned you have to talk in terms of "increase in lift" and not "loss of downforce".

    Anyone have a copy of the sport auto Supertest of the F599 to hand? That would show the wind tunnel test results.

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN???

    Considering how well they are selling, Ferrari can barely keep up with demand.

    I expect it will come at the end of the model cycle as a very limited special edition

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN??? Next year.

    I have talk with my dealer this Saturday and according to my dealer's latest information they are working on the retractable hard top panorama roof. There will be NO SuperAmerica and NO similar to Porsche's Targa folding or flipping roof construction. 599 Spider will be equipped with hard top retractable panorama roof with using technologies developed from 575 SA and 612 Sessanta. 599 Spider will be first REAL V12 Spider after limited run of 120 topless Daytonas back in 1973. My dealer told me it he saw factory drawings of how this car will look and that it will be a knockout car, especially with 640 HP instead of 620 HP engine. My dealer also told me that Ferrari is focusing now on building convertibles with hard top retractable roof constructions. "F149" and "F142" Spider both will be equipped with hard top retractable roof constructions. So a liitle update of what I have posted previously. I really hope so much that my dealer is telling me real news and all this will be so. Best.

    Re: 599 GTB Spider WHEN??? Next year.

    Well the 550 barchetta was a real v12 spider wasn't it? The only problem I have with these retracting hard tops is the added weight over a cloth roof.

     
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