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; 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 specification 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, Nero 4 point Racing Harnesses, Bianco Rev Gauge, Carbon steering wheel with LED shift light, Carbon dash, Carbon centre console, Carbon door inserts, Bose Hifi system and iPod connection. The exterior benefits from essential Front and Rear parking sensors, Scuderia Wingshields, Carbon under door covers, Carbon headlamp buckets, Matte Grigio 10 spoke lightweight wheels, Giallo calipers and has received full PPF paint protection to ensure the paint remains in superb original fashion.
Having just one meticulous owner from new, this example benefits from a full main dealer service history all completed by the supplying dealer Carrs. Accompanied by its Classiche certification this GTO has covered just 18,750 Miles from new and most recently has received a full service in July, 2017. Accompanied by its original and complete bookpack 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 viewing at our showroom based just outside London.