Ferrari has officially taken the wraps off its new performance benchmark, the 599 GTO, ahead of the car’s official debut later this month at the Beijing Motor Show.
Output from the 6.0-liter V12 (derived from the Enzo’s engine itself) is up from 612 horsepower to 661, with torque up a modest 9 lb-ft to 457. A lightweight beauty, weighing just 1495 kg (3295 lbs), it can reach speeds of 62mph in just 3.35 seconds, and achieve a top speed in excess of 208 mph, while lapping the Fiorano test track in just 1 minute, 24 seconds, faster than the Enzo.
The Ferrari 599 GTO is also treated to more aerodynamic bodywork, including a new front splitter, side sills, diffuser and rear spoiler. The vented hood is new as well, as are the ten-spoke, 20-inch rims with F1-derived wheel donuts aiding aero efficiency.
Sort of a street-legal stepping point between the production 599 GTB Fiorano and the track-only 599XX, the 599 GTO evokes the famous Gran Turismo Omologato designation made famous by the legendary 250 GTO of the 1960s and the muscle-bound 288 GTO of the 1980s.
A limited edition offering from the famed automaker, only 599 examples of the Ferrari 599 GTO will be made. Anything but cheap, the car will reportedly flaunt a $460,000 price tag for the overseas market. The good news is Ferrari vehicle configurator, that lets you customize your 599 GTO to your heart’s content.