Ferrari 599 GTO The Most Extreme Sports Car
For now, the Ferrari 599 GTO is the most powerful and fastest road car that Ferrari have ever made. The original GTO was built for the race track but this is street legal. So if you want one, then be aware that a used Ferrari 599 GTO for sale is going to fetch a high price and there are very few available on the market.
The 599 GTO is claimed by Ferrari to be “the most extreme sports car” they have ever built. The car has stunning good looks and the breathtakingly fast acceleration can take some getting used to when driving on the street. In second gear it pulls away extremely fast, in fact it is impressive in every gear.
Based Upon Racetrack Technology
The hottest ever street legal Ferrari has been based upon the technology used in the racetrack only 599XX. It delivers an incredible 661 Brake Horse Power at 8250 rpm and the claimed 0-60 mph time is around 3.1 seconds.
The 6 liter, front engine V12 is a DOHC with 48 valves, an aluminum block and heads and port fuel injection. The transmission is powered by a 6 speed automated manual box that delivers exceptionally quick gear changes.
With this kind of power available it is critically important that you can stop the car when you need to. This is not a problem on the 599 GTO as braking power is superb thanks to the new Brembo ceramic pads.
The car has undergone many upgrades to its engine and gearbox, aerodynamics, electronics and the braking system. The tappets have a diamond like coating and the cam lobes and other engine parts have been highly polished which delivers a 12 percent increase in efficiency. It is 100kg lighter than the GTB model.
The fuel efficiency has been improved and Ferrari claim that the driver interaction level is greater than it has ever been on any of their previous models. The intake system has been completely revised and when this is combined with the new six into one exhaust manifold the car produces a magnificent sound that you could just listen to all day long.
All of this results in the 599 GTO being able to complete a lap at Ferrari’s Fioarano test track quicker than an Enzo.
Firm And Superior Ride
The 599 GTO has a firmer ride than you would expect from a Ferrari. The steering is very direct and the gear changes are exceedingly quick. It has an entirely different feel from the regular 599 GTB. It is superior in every regard.
For a car based on a race track formula it has very good ride quality and handling. This is thanks to the auto adjusting magnetorheological shock absorbers. When driving at high speeds you can adjust the ride quality to five different positions using the manettino dial that is located on the lower right corner of the steering wheel center. This will govern stability control, traction control and gear shift responses. If you turn off the traction and stability control you can have some real fun as it is like a beast has been unleashed.
A Functional Interior
When you get inside there is a distinctive racecar feel about the 599. There are no carpets but rubber mats and the interior is not over extravagant. The shift paddles are a joy to use and you will fit very comfortably into the racing seats which have four point harnesses. There are drilled alloy pedals and an impressive carbon fiber instrument panel. A row of lights on the steering wheel will illuminate letting you know when it is time to shift up a gear.
With all that said, when you get into the 599 you know that you are sitting in a high quality performance road car.
If You Want One Don’t Waste Any Time
It is going to be difficult for you to find a used Ferrari 599 GTO for sale as there were only 599 built and their owners just simply do not want to part with them. If you do see a Ferrari 599 GTO for sale then do everything that you can to purchase this amazing car because you will never be disappointed by it.
When you are looking for one of these excellent machines you will find that Ferrari GTO prices are high even for a used car. Is it worth the high price? You had better believe it!