The Ferrari 599 GTO is the fastest road car manufactured by Ferrari. It is awarded ‘the Car of the Year for 2006’ by Evo Magazine. This car is based on the 599XX, the advanced experimental track car, and can be considered a road-going version of the track car.
The 599 is a limited production car of just 599 units. Powered by a 6.0-litre 65-degree V12 engine, the super car is packed with 670hp at 8250 rpm and a maximum torque of 620Nm at 6500 rpm.
This enables the car to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.35 secs before reaching a top speed of over 335km/h. The GTO laps the Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute 24 seconds, one second faster than the Ferrari Enzo. The engine is mated to a 6-speed single-clutch F1 gearbox.
The supercar features the second generation magnetorheological suspension control system (SCM2). It works hand in hand with the vehicle dynamic control system and the latest generation F1-Trac traction control.
These made the car very stable when braking and more precise during cornering. Braking force is provided by Ferrari’s new CCM2 braking system with Brembo ceramics brakes, allowing the 599 to boast an excellent 100 to 0 km/h braking distance of just 32.5 metres.
The car wears 20” rims with tyre size of 285/30 for the front and 313/35 at the rear. The car comes equipped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber. It contains a compound developed specifically for the 599 GTO. Additional safety features include 4 airbags, ABS and electronic brake force distribution.
Some proud owners are the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei and Dhiaa Al-Essa, a 21 year-old student from Saudi Arabia.