Ferrari 599 GTO – Click above for high-res image gallery

Typically, Ferrari works its products in two phases. First comes the all-new model, then a number of years later comes a substantially updated version that carries it through until the next all-new model comes along. Think 360 Modena to F430, 456 GT to 456M, 550 Maranello to 575M... noticing a pattern here?

That's what Ferrari was originally planning to do with the 599 GTB Fiorano, but the latest reports indicate that the company has opted to skip the updated 599 and go straight to an all-new model. Which may make perfect sense, considering how many derivatives the existing 599 has spawned, from the HGTE to the latest GTO (pictured above).

The decision is reportedly spurred by the radical step forward which the company has taken from the 612 Scaglietti to the new FF. The 599's successor won't pack the FF's all-wheel-drive system, or its shooting brake body style, but is likely to take advantage of its direct-injection 6.3-liter V12 to the tune of some 700 horsepower.

Sources expect the next front-engine/rear-drive V12 supercar to come roaring out of the gates at Maranello sometime late next year.


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      modenatester
      • 3 Years Ago
      The f430 WAS an updated 360 Modena.. they have the same internal car model number think , The Challenge stradale was just a modified 360, THINK 308 new car 328 update 348, new car 355 update, 360 new car 430 update, even 550, to 575 usually same look, update on lights, fenders and a bigger motor, now there is the 458..... expect a 480 or 500m sometime in the future. I have worked at ferrari many years and can tell you that the 430 is just an updated 360. if u put them side by side they have the same footprint. The 599GTO is just a version of the 599 GTB just as the scuderia is a modified 430, low numbers and a special car, not a regular model if the 599GTO was to be updated it would be called the 630M it would look the same almost as the 599 but just be a little better, as in the 550 to the 599.... but given the competition Ferrari has to jump to another model....
      modenatester
      • 3 Years Ago
      all of the testing of the FXX was just to see the limits of the 6.3 v12. thats the flagship motor now......
      motorforum
      • 3 Years Ago
      The changes between the 456GT & M and the 550 Maranello & 575 MM were a lot less far reaching than the F430 which shared very little of the 360's visual engineering. The Modificato principle is slight cosmetic upgrades. Not an entirely new styling direction. I wouldn't count the 430 as the 360's Modificato or otherwise, why wasn't it called the 430M?
        Mike B
        • 3 Years Ago
        @motorforum
        New styling direction? they look a lot alike and they use the same platform, the F430 is and upgraded 360, it's not all new, The M thing is something they did with their V12 cars, but the V8 change name while doing it, example. Ferrari 348 -> Ferrari F355 (Same platform, upgraded engine and other upgrades) Comes and all new car, the 360. Ferrari 360 (F131) -> Ferrari F430 (F131evo) (Same platform, new engine, other upgrades) Comes and all new car, the 458. Ferrari 458 (F142) If the F430 is not the 360 modificato, then why is refered by Ferrari as F131evo (the 360 is the F131)?
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @motorforum
        I fully agree +1
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Tuga
        • 3 Years Ago
        The Troll is weak with this one.
        QAZZY
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually, this isn't the worst I expected from a GM fanboy. There's things like, "The ZR1 is faster." "The Buick LaCrosse has a better interior." "Vette looks better." "(Anti-Italian car statement), Camaro is better."
      Ferrarisimo
      • 3 Years Ago
      What? The F430 wasn't an updated 360. The Challenge Stradale was. And the 599 GTB already received an update -- the 599 GTO. What was the point of this article?
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      First: cut the weight. The Aventador, and the Murcielago was in the 599's range, so to keep up with the Lamborghini competitor, cutting weight seems more important (since the Lambo already has the AWD advantage), since they already have the powertrain. I was never really a fan of the 599's looks anyways. The 458 is more curvaceous and attractive to me. The FF is growing on me with the Mazda smile.
      Nicolas
      • 3 Years Ago
      They must develop a new model because other companies (Lamborghini...) are trying to displace Ferrari in terms of performance and desgin. Allogarage : http://www.allogarage.fr/
      FRANZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think Ferrari is time to return V12 midship. I miss testarossa.
      FRANZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      360 Modena to F430? Challenge Stradale that is.
        kevboaster
        • 3 Years Ago
        @FRANZ
        What they mean is that the F430 was an evolution of the 360, and not an all new model. It used the same platfrom as the 360. During its development at maranello they even referred to it as the 360 evo.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @FRANZ
        Glad someone else noticed this idiotic line...are they serious? Has anyone from Autoblog driven both those cars? They are entirely different. Even the engine is an all-new engine in the 430. Standards have really slipped.
      Manuel Ruiz Zamora
      • 3 Years Ago
      sounds logical
      Nicolas
      • 3 Years Ago
      They must develop a new model because other companies (Lamborghini...) are trying to displace Ferrari in terms of performance and desgin. Allogarage : http://www.allogarage.fr/
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