Only nine were built, but this is the only example in the world fitted with a six-speed manual transmission.
Ferrari has produced some truly spectacular one-off supercars over the years with some striking designs. Most recently, the automaker unveiled the one-off SP3JC based on the F12 tdf commissioned for an extremely wealthy client. But back in 2007, Ferrari teamed up with renowned coachbuilder Zagato to create the 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato.
Only nine examples were sold worldwide, eight of which used the company’s semi-automatic paddle shift transmission. However, one of them featured a six-speed manual transmission – and now this specific example is looking for a new owner.
The GTZ Nibbio Zagato is based on the 599, but it has very little in common with the standard 599 GTB, or any other Ferrari for that matter. The front features an overhauled grille, new air intakes, and restyled headlights, but there are even more significant changes at the back. Zagato altered the shape of the roof and fitted a custom rear window that seamlessly stretches back along the rear decklid. The new roof and rear window are also painted white in contrast to the rest of the supercar, which is finished in dark blue. It’s certainly an acquired taste.
Being based on the 599 GTB, the 599 GTZ Nibbio Edition is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 612 hp and 448 lb-ft of torque. As for how much it will set you back, it should come as no surprise this extremely rare prancing horse has a seven-figure price tag – Dubai-based dealer Tomini Classics is asking for $1.495 million to drive this one-off beauty away, even though the car has clocked up 26,772 kilometers (16,635 miles).