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 ensure that 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 were reserved for only Ferraris VIP clients and all allocations were oversubscribed and sold out immediately.
This stunning LHD example was delivered to its first and only owner on the 7th of March, 2011. Presented in the superb combination of Rosso Scuderia with a Matte Grigio roof, the interior is accordingly appointed in Nero with Rosso contrast stitching. Inside the extremely high specification includes Electric Recaro Sports Seats in Nero Hide with Nero Alcantara Centres with Embossed Cavallinos in each headrest, 4 point harnesses in Rosso, a Carbon steering wheel with LED shift lights trimmed in Nero Hide, a Factory Roll bar trimmed in Nero Hide, Leather trimmed rear shelf, a Carbon driver's zone, Carbon dash, Carbon centre console, Carbon under door covers, Handy fire extinguisher, Giallo gauges, Bose Hifi system and an iPod connection.
Outside it is specified in a similar no expense spared fashion with Full Carbon Sills, Wingshields, headlight buckets, door handles and petrol flap. It has Argento brake calipers located behind the gloss Nero lightweight wheels, and it is fitted with essential front and rear parking sensors.
In September, 2011, it was awarded Classiche Certification and comes accompanied by its famed "Red Book". Most recently it has received an annual service in September, 2017 carried out by main dealer and as a result wants for nothing. Today this single owner GTO has covered just 3,700 Miles and is accompanied by its original book pack, spare key, tools, tyre pump, spare wheel and jack, and a most meticulous history file including the original purchase invoice as well as any documentation concerning this fine example from new.
This example is UK Registered and ready to be used and enjoyed immediately by the next owner and is available for viewing at our showroom based just outside London.