Honorary Consul of El Salvador Crashes 599 GTO on Autobahn
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The 599 GTO might have gotten a little bit rarer, as German Bild magazine reports the tragic loss of one such supercar model. In an accident that took place on Germany’s A66 Autobahn the past week, Peter Stoll, the Honorary Consul of El Salvador living in Germany, lost control of his red monster.
Full details are still unclear, but it looks like Stoll was trying to overtake another driver at about 80 mph or 130 km/h when he lost control of the car and came to a stop only when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail.
Thankfully, the driver din not sustain any injuries, except for those to his ego. But the beautiful 599’s damage appears very severe. The front of the car looks completely smashed in and there is some damage at the back, probably from another car.
Until his beloved Ferrari can be fixed (or if), Stoll will have to make due with driving his company car, a Maserati. Oh dear!
The new Ferrari 599 GTO is an extreme V12 berlinetta developed to a performance-oriented mindset. It comes equipped with a 5,999 cc 65-degree V12 engine that punches out 670 hp at 8,250 rpm with maximum torque of 620 Nm (459 lb-ft) at 6500 rpm. Considering the whole think only weighs 1495 kg, this translates to a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.23 kg/hp.
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