Ferrari Unveils the New 599 GTO
If you're looking for the new king of the supercars, look no further, because this is it: the Ferrari 599 GTO. Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, the GTO follows in the stoic path of the legendary 250 GTO and 288 GTO, three models separated by two decades each but which stood at the forefront of performance in their respective eras. And the 599 GTO is no different.
Bridging the gap between the production 599 GTB and the experimental 599XX, the 599 GTO benefits from that magic formula of less weight, more power. Improving on the Fiorano's 612-horsepower 6-liter V12, the GTO produces 661 prancing stallions, motivating 430 fewer pounds. The result is a 0-62 time of 3.35 seconds and a top speed in excess of 208 miles per hour.
Only 599 examples will be made, which is more than the Enzo, but probably less than demand. Pricing is tipped to come in just below the half-a-million-dollar mark, making it less expensive than the Enzo as well. And at 1 minute, 24 seconds, the GTO is also faster than the Enzo around Ferrari's private Fiorano test track. And that's no mean feat.
Gallery: Ferrari 599 GTO