Fastest-ever road-going Ferrari
08/04/10 12:18 Filed in: News
These are the first photos and information on the new Ferrari 599 GTO, the company’s fastest-ever road car.
Described as “an extreme V12 berlinetta”, the 599 GTO has been developed to a specific performance-oriented brief. It is an exclusive limited edition special and is described by Ferrari as “a completely new concept, albeit inspired by a production car”. This refers to the 599XX, the advanced experimental track car, which can be considered almost a road-going version.
The name is significant. The 599 GTO is reserved for just 599 customers who will be discerning enough to seek “the maximum expression of high performance driving”. They will presumably also have to have fairly deep pockets.
The 599 GTO has already set a record lap time at Fiorano in 1’24”.
The 599 GTO puts out 670 hp, which – in a 1495kg car – represents a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.23 kg/hp. Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes just 3.35” and the top speed is over 335 km/h (208mph).