• Jul 6, 2010
Chris Harris and the Ferrari 599 GTO on track – Click above to watch videos after the jump

So, if you were watching Chris Harris give the Ferrari 599 GTO what for and thinking, "Yeah, but can you can only really use a car like that on a track," sit back and prepare to be vindicated. The gurus at EVO have been so kind as to release a three-part video series showing exactly what can be accomplished if the car is unleashed on the Ferrari Fiorano test track. And let's just say you don't hear him complain about the air-conditioning this time around.

The first segment sees Harris wedged in the cockpit with the insanely fast Raffael De Simone at the wheel – the same guy who managed to fling the car around the Nürburgring in 6:58.1. If you like seeing the typically even-keeled Harris get surprised by the wicked carbon ceramic brakes on the 599 GTO, you can check it out on the EVO site.

But we're more interested in watching Harris himself shuffle the Prancing Horse. While there's a profusion of descriptors like "quick" "awesome" and "outrageous" thrown about during the brief segments, it's interesting to see the car's driver aids come into play – and just how far they'll let the car get out of line before reigning you in. Hit the jump to find out.



[Source: EVO]





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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wasn't it the 599XX that went around the Nurburgring under 7 minutes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wonder how fast the FXX would do it..
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 599XX lapped the 'Ring in 6:58
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hubbah-hubbah...one of the rare times where "radio delete" isn't an overpriced option. Ba-dang that thing sounds like Angels singing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      holy crap, the Harris is left almost speechless?
      I have GOT to see this lap the TG track...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I still say that thing looks frighteningly close to a C6 for 7 times the price. Granted faster, but not much more than a ZR1
      • 4 Years Ago
      I expect to see one crashed by Lindsey Lohan or Paris Hilton or the likes in the next few months.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You won't see Lohan crashing one of these...she just got 90 days in the clink.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This videos came out with the road test.
      Awesome car. I wish I could afford one. GTO Ferraris owns.
      • 4 Years Ago
      CH is more annoying than vuvuzelas
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chris Harris is my favorite auto journalist.
        • 4 Years Ago
        2x... he rocks... and he actually has an opinion, compared to some of these other guys you see kissing up to whatever they happen to be driving.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree.

        The so called "reviewers" from car magazine and the rest have nothing on him. He is honest and my biggest thing with him he talk about the car and doesn't include some personal bias like car magazine and the rest.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Rather than make a separate post redundantly, I'll just totally agree... He has the passion and skill, but above all he's just so well reasoned and articulate.

        Please continue to post his review vids, they are exemplary.
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