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EVO reviews the Ferrari 599 GTO – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ah yes, the Ferrari 599 GTO – the sinister odd duck in the Ferrari stable. It goes without saying that any one of us would give any number of appendages for a shot at the flappy paddles in this particular Prancing Horse. You probably already know that the car gets its grunt from a 6.0-liter V12 distilled from the same mill that powers the mighty Enzo, though in the right hands, the 599 GTO is actually quicker than the discontinued Ferrari supercar. You're likely also aware that the chassis is a whopping 430 pounds lighter than the more pedestrian 599 GTB.

That's all fine and good, but we're betting our britches that you don't know what the car sounds like as it gets flung around the Italian countryside. For that, we turn to the ever-talented Chris Harris at EVO. The guy was lucky enough to get some seat time in the barely road-legal 599 GTO and took along a few cameras to share his experience. You can hop the jump for the full show, but if you're looking for your own personal moment of Zen, we suggest you skip ahead to around 2:30. You can thank us later. Thanks for the tip, Michael!

[Source: EVO via YouTube]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      What a crappy job to have.

      Fly for hours and hours to a dry, hot place and drive a little red car around.

      Geez, who'd want to do that?


      ME ME ME!!!

      Oh man, at 2:40 I think I had a little accident. That thing sounds wicked.

      Great review. I like Mr. Harris's delivery. I, too, want my hopped up 599 to act just like a regular 599. Plus, I don't buy Ferraris unless the air conditioning keeps my popsicles frozen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whenever they would show video of the car from the outside, I noticed I was holding my breath just to hear if. This car. It takes your breath away.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazing car, idiotic person
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was a good video, EVO really drove it hard on a normal road.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That picture just made my day.

      Just a dab of the oppo is all it takes to put a smile on my face.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that screenshot is pure awesomeness.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have to give this guy serious props for powersliding that car on real public roads like that rather than on a track as they usually do.

      If I was reviewing such an expensive car, i'm not quite sure i'd have the balls to risk it (and potentially risk future Ferrari test drives as well). He's definitely got guts...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sooooooo sexyyyyyyy....One the best looking Ferrari's ever, after the 288 GTO and before the F430.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chris Harris is the man. I've been following his material since he was with Autocar. He knows his stuff.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is AWESOMEO
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best auto reviewer out there. His reviews are honest and non bias.

      The Ferrari 599 GTO & Lexus LFA are the my top favorite cars and supercars at the moment...and they are vey similar in the way they perform....but rev extremely high...both high tech...both rwd...both expensive and both have a unforgettable exhaust note..

        • 4 Years Ago
        both are also front engine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      pity damn near all (99.9999%) of owners will never drive it anywhere near its potential
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