FERRARI 599 GTO - £454,995
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 exceptional example is believed to be one of the last allocated cars and as such has a plaque on the dash inscribed "The Last One" (although this was not the last actual example built). It was delivered new via SA.MO.CAR S.P.A Rome, Italy on the 30th June 2011 to its first private owner presented in Rosso Corsa with a Nero Racing Livery. The interior is appointed in a Nero Hide with Rosso Daytona inserts and Rosso contrast stitching.
The tremendously high specification additionally includes Giallo calipers, Rosso seat belts, handy fire extinguisher, Giallo rev counter, headlining trimmed in Nero Hide, Carbon steering wheel with LED shift light, front and rear parking sensors, iPod connection, Navigations system and privacy rear windows.
Remaining with its first owner until 2014 it was subsequently sourced and sold by DK Engineering in late 2014 to a most fastidious collector. During this most careful ownership it has remained in DK's state of the art storage facility and in our care. In December 2014 it was fitted with full front PPF paint protection at a cost of approximately £2,500 to ensure that the paint remained in superb condition.
Today this fine example has covered just 7,700 Miles and was serviced by HR Owen in November 2017 as per of its seven year service package. Accompanied by its original and complete bookpack, spare key, UK registration and history file. This GTO is 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.
- 7700 Miles
- RefCode: TA1100508
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