2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
RM | SOTHEBY'S - MONTEREY 2017 - Offered from the Ferrari Performance Collection
- One of 125 examples specified for the United States
- Less than 520 actual miles
- Documented with CARFAX and service invoices
- Offered with original manuals, tools, and safety equipment
- Immaculate, low-mileage example of an instant Maranello classic
Just the third model to ever receive the GTO nomenclature, the 599 GTO was essentially a road-going version of the 599XX. It received nearly the same engine as the track car, with modifications including a short-tract aluminum intake manifold, low-friction cam lobes, an aerodynamically counterweighted crankshaft, and specially micro-coated hydraulic tappets. Mated with a six-speed manual automated transaxle that executed shifts in just 60 milliseconds, the V-12 launched the GTO to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of 208 mph.
The 599’s performance was aided by a magnetorheological suspension, second-generation Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, wheel donuts that increased aerodynamic efficiency and contributed to brake cooling, and specially developed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires that were wider in the front for supreme road holding. Such dividends in performance were maximized by the driver interface, which featured a five-setting Manettino dial on the steering wheel for varying ranges of computer-administered traction control, and a front row to the V-12’s luscious symphony thanks to sound funnels that channeled the engine note to the cabin.
In addition to setting a lap record for production sports cars on the Nürburgring, the 599 GTO instantaneously became Maranello’s fastest-ever road car, supplanting the mighty FXX. With a reported 599 examples built (and only 125 cars specified for the United States), the model was also an instant collectible that claims a unique perch within the company’s celebrated hypercar lineage.
Completing assembly in July 2010, this sensational 599 GTO has just two private owners and very low mileage, resulting in exceptional original quality. Chassis number 175165 was finished in a two-tone color scheme, with a Rosso Corsa body topped with a Nero roof and pillars, and trimmed with a Nero leather interior offset by contrasting red stitching. The car was optioned with carbon fiber doorsills, red-painted brake calipers, a navigation system, a white tachometer face, multi-way electronically adjustable seats, a Bose high-fidelity sound system with iPod interface, and rear parking sensors.
Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.