Ferrari 599 GTO Limited EditionWed, 18 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800
The Ferrari 599 GTO. Just 500 will be built
There have been rumours flying around for quite some time that Ferrari are working on a special, limited edition 599. We’ve had the 599 HGTE recently and also the development special Ferrari 599XX. But we were sure that Ferrari had something else on the go after we heard from a reliable source that Ferrari were taking a handful of deposits on a ‘Special’ 599. Well maybe we now know.
Autogespot are reporting that Ferrari are building a limited edition run of a Ferrari 599 GTO. This stripped down (150lbs lighter than the standard) 599 will carry styling cues from the original 250 GTO – in particular the from air intakes – and will deliver around 700bhp.
The 599 GTO will make use of carbon fibre to help the weight reduction and is expected to cost around 20-25% more than a standard 599. Ferrari are planning showing the car at Maranello in the early new year to special clients and take the GTO to the Geneva Motor Show in March for its public debut. Expect the first cars to reach private hands around this time next year.
It looks like this is Ferarri’s answer to the Lamborghini LP670-4 SV. A brute of a car with echoes of the past as a final run before a new model arrives.
By Cars UK