Ferrari 599 GTO tested by EVO magazine

Some car magazines have all the fun. Chris Harris at EVO had a chance to test Ferrari’s new supercar, the 599 GTO. The GTO is the bigger and angrier brother of the 599 GTB. The car is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 that comes from the same mill as the Enzo. Amazingly, the 599 GTO is actually faster than the Enzo and the chassis is 430 pounds lighter than the base 599 GTB, allowing the car to hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.35 seconds with a top speed of 208 miles per hour.

Considering the cost of the 599 GTO, around $430,000, we will most likely never get a chance to take one of these for a drive. That is a real shame, as 661 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque sounds like a really good time.

Numbers are one thing, but the noise of that Ferrari V12 is just sensational. Harris was lucky enough to go for a drive in the new 599 GTO around the Italian countryside. Life doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks to Harris and EVO for allowing us to hear and see that beautiful new creation from Ferrari.

Hit the jump for the video test.

Source: Evo and Youtube

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8 comments:

  (399) posted on 08.16.2011

Well, I was impressed with the power output of the v12 technology here though I was thinking that it can boost up to 700 hp.

  (317) posted on 08.16.2011

Well, I would say that Ferrari 599 have an impressive speed performance! I thought at first this vehicle was the successor of Ferrari Italia.

  (745) posted on 09.8.2010

Great calculation, very accurate. Thanks for informing us how much it cost.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

ferrari never lets me drive any of their cars. So why should he?

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

This thing get 700 hp without being blown? If thats true this thing is truly a beast

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

never thought i’d say that a Ferrari looked like a Mitsubishi 3000gt, a corvette, a Pontiac firebird, or a toyota supra.. but this one does. lol

  (780) posted on 07.1.2010

EVO are telling us that the United Kingdom would receive 50 cars, priced at £300,000. By our maths this would mean that upwards of 500 GTO’s could be headed worldwide with prices around €333,893 or $480,077.

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

The return of the Ferrari GTO, and the fastest Prancing Horse ever around the Italian supercar firm’s Fiorano test track. But is it also one of the greatest? Chris Harris finds out in a high-octane on-track passenger lap above, and on road this way.

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