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FERRARI 599 GTO (2010)

550.000 / 650.000

FERRARI 599 GTO (2010)


CHASSIS N. 174806




POWER: 670 CV A 8250 G/M



This vehicle is the proud bearer of the initials that at Ferrari have always been the symbol of the top of the range since the 250 GTO in 1962, passing through the 1980 288 GTO that started the phenomenon of the limited edition Supercar, the entire production of which would be pre-sold. So, after nearly 30 years, the same name stands out on a special version of which 599 examples were built, that was also destined exclusively for the Cavallino’s elite clientele.

The development of this vehicle, built from 2010 to 2013, starting with the 599, adopted the same philosophy as Formula 1, considerably increasing the performance thanks to the ever more sophisticated electronic control systems, reducing the dry weight to 1495 Kg with a ratio of 2.23 Kg/HP, and giving it a performance that would lead the company from Maranello to define it as the highest performing vehicle in the history of Ferrari until that time: from 0 to 100 in 3.35 seconds, whereas to reach 200 Km/h it took just a few tenths over 9 seconds, with a top speed of over 335 Km/h.

One of the most significant innovations was the close connection between the mechanical arrangement, which was brought “to the limit”, and the electronic systems, the function of which was, first and foremost, directed towards improving performance. From the very early stages of development the engineers at Maranello worked to ensure that these two areas of the vehicle would be totally integrated, thus taking the reactivity of the vehicle to the extreme, all to the advantage of the driving pleasure and with evident positive effects that were detectable on the chronometer.

Together with new springs and a more rigid rear anti roll bar, the suspension layout was characterized by the adoption of second generation magnetorheological controlled suspensions (SCM2). The mechanical components worked together with the VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) stability control and the F1-developed traction control, making the vehicle extremely responsive to the driver’s commands, also thanks to the adoption of a very direct steering ratio, thus it was very stable and reactive under braking and steering (source Ferrari).

Only 599 examples were built and it can be said that no two vehicles are identical since each one of the lucky owners could choose personalized fittings like a truly artisanal car with the highest technological solutions that make it docile but, excluding the electronics, turn it into a vehicle only suitable for expert circuit pilots.

Sophisticated composite materials were used to realize this car and the glass parts were reduced to arrive at a weight of just slightly more than that of a small economy car, but with Formula 1 power. The aerodynamics, derived directly from the experimental 599 XX, mean that it registers a penetration coefficient of 1.44 increasing the aerodynamic load, improving the liquid cooling and enhancing air extraction. On the track at Fiorano the 599 GTO stopped the chronometers at 1 minute 24 seconds, making the driver forget he was in a vehicle created to be driven normally on the road and to be admired by all Cavallino enthusiasts.

This vehicle belonged to a great Ferrari collector who was very fastidious in carrying out periodic maintenance, and has less than 10,000 Km on the clock. During the purchase phase it was personalized with the following accessories:

Two-tone paint

Racing red brake calipers

Carbon fibre sill panels

Carbon fibre headlight housing

Satellite navigation system

Bose Hi fi system

Protective film

Matte carbon door handles

Matte carbon fuel cover with satin finish Cavallino prancing horse

Silver World Champion plate

Roll bar covered in black Alcantara fabric

It is, naturally, in perfect condition.

The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but, for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.