• May 8, 2010
The Ferrari 599 GTO tears up the tarmac - Follow the jump to watch the video

You have to love the human being's ability to rationalize almost anything. After all, how else can you explain calling a near half-million-dollar sports car a "best value?" Yet that's exactly what Autocar has done in evaluating the new Ferrari 599 GTO. By comparing it's £300,000 price tag against the £1.3 million 599XX while noting that the GTO is at least 4/5ths of the more expensive car, it certainly comes across as something of a bargain, absurd as it sounds. Of course, since almost no one reading this likely to ever afford either car, the point's moot anyway.

One thing that jumps out at us in Autocar magazine'sFerrari GTO video review is what we'll be missing if electric cars ever take over the world: the glorious sound. Sure, torque-heavy electric motors can generate a car that may be just as fast, but no electric car will ever sound as good as this thing. It's the kind of noise that can make a man find religion. Check out the video after the jump, and drop a comment letting us know whether you agree. A tip of the hat to Giulio!

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Best value? It is a joke, AUTOcar driver had driving this car for free. If he able to pay the price, then it is make some sense. In my idea, Nissan GTR and Caterham R500 are best value car, even Bugatti Veyon has more value than this 599 GTO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is by far my favourite new Ferrari,the look, the sound,the track abilities.It looks like I better get on with making some real coin so I can have one of these babies....
      • 4 Years Ago
      People at this price point could give a rats @ss about "value".
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just blew my load
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a glorious machine, Forza Ferrari!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Price of the 599 XX isn't valid because the XX was a development platform, one whose costs wouldn't be covered by mass production. I wouldn't be surprised if they still took a loss for the 1.5 million pounds or whatever it cost for the prototyping.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Better value than Toyota L-FA monstrosity for sure.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Much like the LF-A, you have to overlook the ugly hood on this thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +it does not look like a $hit...
        This is actually the only Ferrari I would buy if I had the money today. I don't like anything on the new Italia - front-fascia, back, the proportions, silhouette, nothing...
      • 4 Years Ago
      They only said best value Ferrari, not best value of any car in the world. So comparisons to other brands are irrelevant.
      • 4 Years Ago
      O....M...G!....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. There are a lot of guys with premature ejaculation problems on Autoblog.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why does he have a 4 point harness on the street and only a standard 3 point seatbelt on the track?
      • 4 Years Ago
      All 599...uh, 599GTOs were sold in record time from merely explaining to some well-chose clients what they'd done to improve the regular model. Can you imagine how many more they'd be selling had they de-limited the production and shown this video? So the value argument, although made lightly, is really not one. It truly is worth every penny in my book. I'm sold, that's for sure.

      The speed, the balance, the looks and of course the soundtrack. Good Lord, if that wail didn't get the hairs on the back of your neck on end, you have no blood running through your veins!

      For me, the best sports car out there right now, bar none.
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