Ultra-rare Roadster Ferrari 599, redone Zagato, will go under the hammerNovember 20, 2019
Collectible Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio will be sold at auction in Riyadh
At the auction of the Silverstone auction house in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh will put up a unique Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio from the Zagato studio. A total of nine such vehicles were built, and only two of them have a roadster-type body. The front-engine 599 GTB became the donor for Nibbio.
The Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio (from Italian the word translates as “kite”) was introduced in 2007, a year after the premiere of the 599 GTB. Zagato’s client wanted to turn his car into something special, but in the company’s signature style. So, the two-door appeared with a convex nose, a wide grille and a roof with two “bubbles”. And if the front of the Nibbio still resembled the Ferrari racing of the mid-1950s, then the stern got its own special design. At the request of customers, Zagato released nine of these cars, including only two roadsters.
Offered for sale Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Spyder was built in 2010. The mileage of the donor 599 GTB at that time was 10,477 kilometers. After the conversion, the car was not used, but stored in a private collection. Like the original, an atmospheric V12 6.0 is installed under the hood of the roadster, delivering 620 forces and 620 Nm of torque and combined with a semi-automatic F1 SuperFast transmission that changes gears in 100 milliseconds. Such a car picks up a 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and accelerates to 330 kilometers per hour.
How much is planned to help out for a car is not specified.
In addition to the 599 GTZ Nibbio at the auction in Riyadh there will be some more interesting lots. For example, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet convertible, the Bugatti Chiron Sport hypercar, one of the five Veyron Nocturne for the Middle East, the only Pagani Zonda Riviera and the exclusive Italdesign Zerouno.
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