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 |  Apr 02 2011, 7:41 AM


Anderson Germany continues to show off its tuning prowess, this time putting their expertise towards Ferrari‘s 599 GTB. Dubbed the Fiorano Race Edition, Anderson Germany seems to have paid tribute to Hamann by utilizing Hamann’s 599 body kit and exhaust to outfit the GTB.

On the outside, the Hamann kit gives the 599 a sleek look, while the dark black shade has been contrasted with a matte black racing stripe with red accents. The sinister black and red theme continues onto the 21-inch wheels, sporting a red pinstripe on a black mesh wheel.

Inside, black and red continues throughout with a bit of carbon fiber inserted into the mix. For performance, the 6.0L V12 has a 30-hp increase, up to 650-hp. Anderson Germany only reveals Hamann’s exhaust as the package’s performance modifications, so it’s a little unknown if more was done to the vehicle to get additional power gains.

GALLERY: Anderson Germany Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Race Edition

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 |  May 13 2010, 5:29 PM


TV Star Patrick Dempsey, a well known amateur sports car racer, helped raise $60,000 for the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing at an event at a Seattle race track Tuesday.

In exchange for a $1000 donation, patrons were treated to laps in one of four Ferraris, donated by Ferrari of Seattle and Ferrari North America. The cars were piloted by Grand-Am Series drivers Patrick Dempsey, Joe Foster, James Gue and Don Kitch Jr. Also in attendance was Garth Stein, a former Spec Miata racer and author of the best-selling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Dempsey, along with Team Seattle, a group of racers who support the Seattle Children’s Hospital, have helped raise $435,000 for the hospital in 2010. Their overall goal is $500,000 this year.

[Source:  Team Seattle]

 |  May 08 2010, 4:12 PM


When you’re at the top of the automotive food chain, you are free to say what you want with impunity. Bugatti CEO Thomas Bscher’s remark “we don’t want rappers” was the reigning outrageous statement , but now, Ferrari head honco Amadeo Felisa has taken the title, laying down the law on hybrids, the “green” trend and emissions regulations in a very diplomatic manner.

The interview is fairly short (only four questions) but the talk with Autocar gets straight to the point. You know exactly what Felisa’s getting at when he says that “Lowering emissions of every Ferrari will not save the planet, but it will cost us a lot of money.” Ferrari’s are never daily driven, and the amount of time they spent on the road means their carbon emissions are negligible.

With even Porsche readying their hybrid supercar, it’s nice to see that one company is willing to be totally unapologetic and politically incorrect, even if the facts are on Ferrari’s side.

[Source: Autocar]

Gallery: Ferrari 599 Hybrid