Monday, 19 April 2010

Ferrari 599 GTO

The GTO name is one that needs to be treated with care. Other manufacturers may take monikers that tell a glorious story and paste them onto inferior, disappointing and unworthy cars (an easy example: 205 GTI vs. 207 GTI), but Ferrari, fortunately, have sufficient dignity and decency not to do this.
The 599 GTO carries on the bloodline of such great models as the 250 GTO and the 288 GTO, taking the Enzo-engined GT as a base and making it infinitely more scary. It's basically a road-going version of the hardcore 599XX - it's lighter, faster, sleeker, pricier, more exclusive... in fact, rather sweetly, production will be capped at 599 examples. With 671hp, a 0-60 time of 3.35s and a top speed of 208mph, it's Ferrari's fastest ever road car.

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