Limited edition 'fastest ever Ferrari' is reported to be sold out
16 April 2010

The Ferrari 599 GTO, the company's fastest ever road-going car, is reported to have already sold out.

Limited to a production run of just 599 cars, the Ferrari 599 GTO was only revealed last week. Since then it has been shown to prospective customers at a private viewing at the Modena Ducal Palace military academy.

It will go on public show for the first time at next week's Bejing motor show.

See the Ferrari 599 GTO pictures from the Modena Ducal Palace military academy showing

Full Ferrari 599 GTO details

The GTO is powered by a 661bhp six-litre V12 with 457lb ft of torque, propelling it to 60mph from standing in just 3.4secs and on to a top speed of 208mph. It is linked to a six-speed gearbox which can shift in 60 milliseconds.

An indication of the car's pace is given by its lap record beating run around Ferrari's test track at Fiorano. The company claims it lapped the circuit in 1min 24sec - a second faster than the previous record set in a Ferrari Enzo.

Ferrari has used the GTO tag, which stands for Gran Turismo Omologata, twice before, for the 250 GTO released in 1962 and the GTO, released in 1984.

No prices will be released until the Bejing show, and Ferrari won't comment on whether there are any cars left to buy until then either. It is expected to cost around £300,000 plus options.

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16 April 2010

Interesting that the Enzo, which always seemed to me to be promoted as the ultimate Ferrari above the usual road going range, seems to be caned on track times by most recent Ferrari's....

16 April 2010

[quote Autocar]The Ferrari 599 GTO, the company's fastest ever road-going car, is reported to have already sold out.
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A Ferrari with GTO in it's name that weighs 1495kg dry. I'll say they've sold out.

PaulJ

16 April 2010

Surely these limited production cars were never for sale in the normal sense but can be seen as customer specials. Surely Ferrari knows there are enough 'on the book' collector / purchasers of anything special Ferrari make that they are all reserved in the first place - rich bleeders !

16 April 2010

What's the definition of 'limited production'? Is it really 599? I'd say it was nearer the 36 (or 39 depending on who you listen to) original 250 GTOs that were built. Loving the 'sold out' comment btw.

16 April 2010

[quote julianphillips]Interesting that the Enzo, which always seemed to me to be promoted as the ultimate Ferrari above the usual road going range, seems to be caned on track times by most recent Ferrari's....[/quote]

Isn't that called progress?.

[quote tonym911]What's the definition of 'limited production'? Is it really 599? I'd say it was nearer the 36 (or 39 depending on who you listen to) original 250 GTOs that were built.[/quote]

As the old saying goes:

Ferrari built 39 250 GTO's and all 50 are still running!.

17 April 2010

I do like it, especially the white one from the aerial persepective but Id still prefer this..

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/retro_3-4.jpg

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