The Ferrari 599 was a cracking creation. Even with the likes of the utterly mad 800PS (588kW) 812 Superfast, driving a 599 today is still a special, pulse-raising experience. Most were sold with a six-speed automated-manual transmission (although a few wonderful people specced six-speed manuals), paired to the 6.0-litre V12 ‘Tipo F140 C’ engine from the Ferrari Enzo. With some straight-through pipes they sounded demonic, so you can imagine how loud a straight-piped 599 with two superchargers would be. And that’s exactly what we have here.
Owned and drifted by Italian Federico Sceriffo, it hasn’t proved to be a particularly successful drift car. It caught fire in its first event, for example. But who cares. It’s a 599 drift car, and we should always applaud anyone who thinks something so utterly bonkers is a good idea. Bravo, Federico.
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