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The name, "GTO" (Gran Turismo Omologata) instantly calls to mind two Ferraris that have entered the collective imagination as symbols of performance. After the 1962 250 GTO, which swept the boards in GT racing categories in the 1960s and is now a highly prized collector's car, came the iconic 1984 288 GTO, which pretty much invented the entire modern supercar genre. The 599 GTO is the most recent GTO. Ferrari has only given this name to 3 cars and each GTO was based on a circuit car - the 599 GTO was based on the 599 GTB Fiorano chassis but is essentially the road-going version of the 599XX track car.
The 599 GTO weighs 100 kg less than the standard GTB by a severe diet in a similar manner to other recent Ferrari lightweight models such as the 430 Scuderia. The 599 GTO is visually aggressive thanks to styling elements derived from the 599XX - but it's not all for show. Thanks to concepts transferred from the track car to the road-going version, the GTO generates downforce of 144 kg at 200 km/h. The entire car has received design revisions over the standard GTB including the front, the sides, the flat underbody and the cooling flows. In the latter instance, the GTO can count on improved ducting to the brake discs and pads, and the adoption of wheel doughnuts - a disc positioned outside the brake disc that ensures the hot air exiting the wheel arch stays as close to the body of the car as possible to reduce drag; again a feature borrowed straight from the FXX.
When produced in 2011 Ferrari announced that the 599 GTO was their fastest road car ever, able to lap the Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute 24 seconds, one second faster than the Ferrari Enzo. Its engine produces a staggering 661 bhp at 8250 rpm, with 460 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. The 599 GTO can sprint to 62 mph in under 3.35 seconds whilst easily reaching a top speed of over 208 mph. Production was limited to just 599 cars and allocation was reserved for only Ferraris VIP clients and all allocations were oversubscribed and sold out immediately; approximately 60 RHD examples were supplied to the UK.
This UK RHD example was manufactured in late 2010 and first delivered on the 21st of February, 2011 to its first and only owner via Carrs Ferrari. Supplied in the extremely tasteful combination of Bianco Fuji with a Nero Racing Livery Stripe. The interior is appointed with rare Nero half leather Sports Seats featuring Grigio Alcantara centres and Bianco Stitched Cavallinos in each headrest paired with Nero 4 point Racing Harnesses.
The central Bianco Rev Gauge sits amidst a wealth of Carbon Fibre options; the Carbon Fibre steering wheel with LED shift light, Carbon Fibre dashboard, Carbon Fibre centre console and Carbon Fibre door inserts. The car benefits from the Bose HiFi system with iPod connectivity. On the outside, the car features both Front and Rear parking sensors, desirable Scuderia Wingshields and additionally both Carbon Fibre under door covers and Carbon Fibre headlamp buckets. The matte Grigio 10-spoke lightweight wheels cover Giallo calipers and this example has received full PPF paint protection to ensure the paint remains in superb fashion.
Having just one meticulous owner from new this example has been serviced exclusively by Ferrari main dealerships, most recently has received a comprehensive service in October 2019 at Maranello Egham. Today this GTO has covered just 19,150 Miles from new.
Accompanied by its Classiche Certification, original and complete book pack with the original Ferrari torch, spare key, tools and tyre pump. This example is UK Registered and ready to be used and enjoyed immediately by the next owner and is available for virtual viewing from our showroom based just outside London.
"A mix of old school tuning and modern electronics makes the Ferrari 599 GTO one of the greatest-ever V12s." - The Telegraph (2010)
"The 599 GTO is one of the absolute finest track cars ever made." - Autocar (2011)
"It’s a car happiest on-track, but perfectly useable on-road. But it’s the speed around Fiorano that sticks with you – the GTO is just so damn fast." - EVO (2010)