Ferrari Releases New 599 GTO Pictures
We take great pleasure in presenting the beast over and over again. So here we go. The 599 GTO is derived from the 599XX, which is the motorsport version of the 599 GTB. In other words, the vehicle is a racing-inspired Grand Tourer.
At the heart of the car we find a V12 powerplant (derived from that of the Ferrari Enzo), which has been modified to deliver 661hp and a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft. The vehicle comes with a 430 lbs (195 kg) weight reduction, compared to the 599 GTB, tipping the scales at 3,295 lbs (1,495 kg).
The aforementioned numbers are translated into an astonishing performance. The vehicle can sprint from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.35 seconds (we like Ferrari’s precision here) and, if the driver keeps squashing the pedal on the right, reaches a top speed of 208 mph (333 km/h). But the 599 GTO’s specialty is tackling corners, with the car managing to post a Fiorano (Ferrari’s test track) laptime of 1 minute 24 seconds (the Enzo takes 1:24:9 to do the job)
The GTO comes with F1-inspired aerodynamics, including a new front splitter, side sills, rim diffusers, a double curve rear diffuser and a rear spoiler. The car rides on a set of 20 inch wheels that uses special donuts to further enhance aerodynamics.
The car has a price of $460,000, with the production being limited to… (you guessed it) 599 units. By the way, various reports show that the entire production is already sold out.
Our say: We think the 599 GTO is Ferrari’s way of saying “We are sorry for building the hybrid 599”
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