• Mar 23rd 2010 at 2:58PM
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The crew at Fast Lane Daily have apparently scored the first official shot of the Ferrari 599 GTO ahead of its launch later this year, and while we're still suitably skeptical about the pic, we've been assured by the show's producers that this is the real deal.

So what's Ferrari have in store? If previous reports are to be believed, the GTO will be a road-focused version of the 599XX, packing a 700+ horsepower Enzo-derived 6.0-liter V12 capable of revving to 9,000 rpm. Shifts will be delivered in a mind-boggling 60 milliseconds, resulting in a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds as it climbs to a claimed 217 mph top speed. Only 500 units will be produced – and likely made available to select Ferrari owners – each carrying a price tag somewhere north of $400,000. Make the jump for Derek D's insufferable commentary and photoshopped shenanigans, and expect the 599 GTO to be revealed in full in the coming months.

[Source: FastLaneDaily]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Some please kill Fast Lame Daily.
      • 5 Years Ago
      yeah FLD gettin it in autoblog
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like a magazine clipping that was stuffed in someones back pocket.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, who sent this in? A ten-year-old? Did he have a rock in his pocket, too?
      • 5 Years Ago
      doesn't look nothing special
      • 5 Years Ago
      599GTO?!? That thing doesn't deserve the "O" in "GTO". What a d@mn shame that they are passing that off as a GTO... It's a g*dd@mn trim level!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I got half way through the vulgar little video before I cut it. Unfunny and uninformative.

      As for the Ferrari - who knows?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I watched 7 secs. of video before I had enough.
        700+ hp. I've driven a new M3 with what, 420 hp? and I felt I was breaking the law in such a machine. But a 700+ hp Ferrari 599XX....? I need to get a better job...and my crappy 97 Lexus has made me soft.

        • 5 Years Ago

        Stop posting your blog's link.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the wrx sedan was the best part of that lame video.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Short clip of the 599 GTO shot at the Nürburgring ring last Friday

      video credited to Steve Raubenstine
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a Viper had its way with an unsuspecting 599.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmm, I don't know what to think. Is this the real deal?
        • 5 Years Ago
        All I know is that this guy is a complete and total D-bag.

        Oh, and the prospective buyers who've been shown the car are confirming the photo on ferrarichat.
        • 5 Years Ago

        *GUITAR WAIL*
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why would they make it look like a Trans Am?

      Not that there is anything inherently wrong with that, but this doesn't look like a Ferrari should look, it looks like a Pontiac should look.

      And still not quite as drool-worthy as the 250 GTO or 288 GTO.

      Not even the traditional three-slat extractor vent that both of those had. At least the 550/575 had two-slat vents, and a slick hood scoop.

      I wish they had evolved the 550/575 into the 599... just like I wish they had evolved the 360/430 into the 458, aesthetically.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course it's not going to be as drool worthy as the 288 GTO or especially the 250 GTO. Those car's are from an era that is long gone. Not just for Ferrari, but for nearly every automaker. No modern vehicle will ever be as gorgeous as a 250 GTO...ever.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Perhaps so.

        I tend to follow Ferrari street cars far more than their race cars, and the white/blue-stripe isn't a common livery on their street cars, and race livery could be almost anything, depending on sponsorships in some racing series.

        I do remember that the Maserati MC12 did use a blue-over-white livery for a while, and that car is mostly a ferrari underneath... it even looks like a mix of F50 and Enzo...

        But blue-stripe over white for Ferrari isn't a highly touted livery, not like Red, Yellow, Silver, White-monochrome, black, or even dark LeMans Blue. Not even as memorable as the tri-colore stripe over red.

        But it doesn't surprise me much if Pontiac/GM aped both the GTO name and the paint scheme. But they used it often, and in common knowledge, even if they copied it, they associated it with the Firebird/TA in a more obvious tradition than Ferrari's use of the livery.

        Plus, regardless, I don't think it looks particularly great, anyway. Red with black details and a blacked out or clearcoated-CF center roof panel, with red a-to-c-pillar flying buttresses would look better. LeMans Blue would look better.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like the rear engined Ferrari look better myself.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Plus... now that you mention NORTH AMERICAN RACING TEAM, with white with blue stripes...

        Those are the AMERICAN racing colors, when livery was chosen by the brand's country of origin. Hence why Shelby/Ford, NART, Corvette, Pontiac, and others may have all used that scheme, or the inverted white stripe on blue.

        Italian racing color was red, german silver, british green, etc... the US was blue and white.

        Now that I think of it that way... it is harder to say that Pontiac cribbed the color scheme from Ferrari, rather that they just draped themselves in the US racing color scheme.
        • 5 Years Ago
        *sorry... the TEAM's country of origin, not the car brand's country of origin.

        Personally, I love Ecurie Ecosse Scottish-flag Blue, with white number stripes, which was a privateer Scottish team.

        But I wouldn't paint a Ferrari that color, either, mostly just slinky british sports cars.
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