What is it?
Despite GT characteristics with that big V12 up front, the 599 handles like a proper sports car. It's ridiculously advanced traction settings also mean it's getting on for idiot proof.
The GTB wouldn't meet the demands of its market if it wasn't superbly comfortable and refined. Yes, you can wring its noisy neck cross-country, but you can also waft about as a picture of calm and dignity.
On the inside
A top speed of 205mph is a good indication of just what the 599 is about, but that's only half the story. Super-slick sequential manual gearbox and 434lb ft of torque mean there's never a moment when it can't knock the wind out of you.
The 599 GTB gets the nod for the simple reason that it is so damn good. In the hands of someone who will really use it, it's cool. Being written off in suburban Cheshire by a drunk Premiership footballer, however...