• May 6, 2010
Ferrari 599 GTO at Mugello – Click above to watch the video after the jump

When you're dealing with a car that packs 661 horsepower, the culmination of arguably the most exhaustive performance development program in the world, and the bragging rights as the fastest, most powerful roadcar ever built in Maranello, it doesn't take much to dramatize the results. Just the right driver and the right setting. The utopian pairing of Dario Benuzzi and Mugello ought to do the trick.

We're talking, of course, about the new Ferrari 599 GTO, the factory's veteran roadcar test driver (think Valentino Balboni wearing red) and the company's racing circuit north of Florence. The car was revealed online less than a month ago and live in Beijing a couple of weeks since. The driver we had the chance to meet during the California launch a couple of years back. And the track will be immediately recognized to anyone who's ever turned a lap on Forza. Follow the jump to see them come together.

[Source: Ferrari]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Lame background music Ferrari... I mean, really? What is it, 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'?? Amaaaaazing car I tell you, gorgeous. But music? wtf? lol.

      • 4 Years Ago
      needs 5 more hp.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wanted to see the car go fast. Only a couple of seconds of that! Otherwise boring video, nice car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I feel as though if you are weighing the gains of an automobile by what you can see with your eyes on the exterior of that vehicle, then you weren't ever the customer that Ferrari was looking for in the first place.

      (And Enzo would have been very disappointed with you)
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car has jumped pretty close to the top of my test drive list. Hopefully I can get in contact with someone here in the states to get a chance to drive it. I would hate to have to fly to the other side of the world just so that I can properly flog someone else's car.

      Plus, I would hate to step it off the track at the 'Ring. That would be a pricey mistake. I could always pulls the reins in a little bit, but seriously, who hell is gonna pull in the reins behind the wheel of this monster?
      • 4 Years Ago
      . . . 'Chop, Cut and Rebuild' soundtrack?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I agree, less music more engine!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure many will disagree with me, but the new 599 GTO to me looks about the same as any other 599.
      That being said, it doesn't have the same charisma as the sexy 250 GTO and the insane/aggressive-looking 288 GTO. Those are the only ones that come to mind when I hear the words GTO & Ferrari in the same sentence.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Never was a fan of the 288, the 250 doesn't do much for me either. Not a fan at all of the 458 Italia, but I love the 599 GTO.
        • 4 Years Ago
        288 GTO is my dream car. I just love it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed - I fail to easily discern what makes the GTO so special to look at (aside from it's carbon roof).
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think of that as a knock as much as a credit to the original design of the auto. When I drove my first 599 I was impressed with how complete the car felt. Generally the first editions feel a little soft and underworked and then revisions are made all the way until the new model is ready to drop. With the 599, it seemed like a very complete and well polished car.

        This is part of the reason why I am so interest in getting behind the wheel of the GTO. I feel like with the XX program, all of the real work with this car was focused to engine and suspension. As impressed as I was with the 599, I want to feel for myself how much more of a leap they could accomplish with the GTO.
        • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on Ferrari kill the music in your videos, the only soundtrack I want is the engine!

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