The Ferrari 599 (internal code F141) is an Italian sports car produced by Ferrari. It was the brand’s two-seat flagship, replacing the 575M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model, but was replaced for the 2013 model year by the F12berlinetta.
Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari’s Frank Stephenson, the 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006. It is named for its total engine displacement (5999 cc), Gran Turismo Berlinetta nature, and the Fiorano Circuit test track used by Ferrari.
On 8 April 2010, Ferrari announced official details of the 599 GTO. The car is a road-going version of the 599XX and at the time Ferrari claimed that the 599 GTO was their fastest ever road car, able to lap the Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute 24 seconds, one second faster than the Ferrari Enzo!. Its engine produces 661 bhp at 8250 rpm, with 460 lb·ft of torque at 6500 rpm. At 1,605 kilograms the 599 GTO weighs almost 100 kg less than the standard GTB.
The 6.0-litre V12 has ‘diamond-like carbon coating’ on the tappets and there’s plenty of ‘super polishing’ too, these modifications, among others, increase efficiency of the engine by 12 per cent. Compression rises from 11.2 to 11.9 through a redesigned crank and pistons and the breathing has been completely overhauled to include a new aluminium intake system that uses shorter runners and saves 2kg. The exhaust system is hydroformed – effectively blown into shape, thereby avoiding the heavy seams that come with even the best welding. The process thins the metal from 1.5mm to 0.8mm and saves a remarkable 15kg over a standard system.
New springs, dampers, electronic systems and a new generation of carbon-ceramic brakes compliment wider wheels all round, the fronts carrying a huge 285 profile tyre and the rear 0.5 inches wider than the GTB.
Production was limited to 599 cars. Of these, approximately 125 were produced for the United States market. Ferrari has given only two other models the GTO designation: the 1962 250 GTO and the 1984 288 GTO.
LHD, Italian Supplied, Rosso Corsa, Roof in Grigio Silverstone Giallo, Tessuto Tipo ‘Cordura’ Interior, 3D Fabric Seats, Carbon Racing Seats, Stitching in Grigio Scuro, Door Sill in Carbon, Aluminium Brake Calipers, Engine Cover in Carbon, Carbon Headlight Bucket, Carbon Rear Bench Trim, Carbon Wheel Centers, 4 Point Harnesses, Scuderia Shields.
This incredible GTO is finished in Rosso Corsa with a Grigio Silverstone Opaco roof creating a menacing road presence without taking away from its sculpted lines.
Silver brake calipers match the exterior paint work while the grey wheel and roof provide contrast to one of Ferrari’s finest creations. A Carbon fibre front spoiler, lower side sills and centre caps provide further lightweight tech on the exterior while the classic yellow Scuderia shields sit proudly on the front wings.
It seems quite incredible that this front engined V12 GT car is perfectly at home on the road and comfortable to use on a daily basis yet can lap Fiorano faster than an Enzo, sure fire proof that it deserves to wear every letter of the iconic GTO badge.
The cabin is beautifully appointed and fit for both GT cruising and track use. Lashings of carbon fibre cover the dash, door cards and centre console while being complemented with high tech fabric meticulously stitched together using the finest Italian thread.
Ferrari’s collaboration with Becker provides the musical entertainment and is neatly stored under a carbon fibre cover.
The interior is unmarked and like new in every sense, the owners careful car usage and utmost care shown.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with a red intake manifold and camcovers the beating heart of this limited edition ferrari proudly displays its GTO badge to full effect.
This sensational V12 engine has been transplanted direct from the Enzo. In the process it has lost none of its intake rasp or divine exhaust note, the noise is a symphony of mechanical artwork that is sure to go down in history as one of the great.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The lightweight anthracite grey challenge wheels are finished with carbon centre caps and remain in perfect condition wrapped in an excellent set of Michelin Supersport tyres. Especially designed for the GTO the front alloys carry a huge 265 tyre and massive rear 315 tyres. With brake cooling ducts hiding behind the wheel and silver calipers a combination of which make up the incredible achievement that this car is heavier than an Enzo but astonishingly laps Fiorano faster.
This genuine two owner GTO was supplied by Rossa Corsa Italy where it lived its life until the second owner bought it over to the UK in July 2014.
Full Ferrari service history is showing 6 services;
Rossa Corsa – 10,317km
Carrs Ferrari – 17,962km
Carrs Ferrari – 22,554km
Carrs Ferrari – 22,854km
Carrs Ferrari – 23,679km
Carrs Ferrari – 24,106km
Supplied with both keys, all owners manuals, ready for the next custodian to enjoy and take responsibility of this very special car.
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