The Ferrari 599 GTO is only the third model from the Maranello marque to bear the revered ‘Gran Turismo Omologato’ name, following the 250 GTO and 288 GTO. Building upon the solid foundation of the already capable 599 GTB, the 599 GTO incorporated knowledge gained from Ferrari’s exclusive 599XX track-only special, resulting in the fastest road car produced in Maranello at that time.
Designed as a rawer and more track-focused variant of the 599, the 599 GTO shed approximately 220 lbs compared to the standard model. This weight reduction was achieved through the removal of carpeting and sound deadening, while the interior saw extensive use of Alcantara and carbon fiber. The bodywork received enhancements with a more aggressive front bumper, a deeper rear diffuser, and a decklid spoiler reminiscent of the original 250 GTO.
Now, you have the opportunity to acquire this very rare limited-edition supercar through Collecting Cars. This example is finished in Rosso Corsa with ‘Scuderia Ferrari’ wing shields, a black roof, and black wing mirrors. The cabin features Charcoal cloth and Alcantara trim, complemented by red stitching, Cavallino-embroidered headrests, racing harnesses, and carbon-fiber inlays. It rides on a set of black 20-inch alloy wheels with carbon-fiber center caps, carbon-ceramic brake discs, black calipers, and Michelin tires. The specification includes a signed engine bay, dual-zone climate control, and switchable driving modes.
This 599 GTO is equipped with a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine that sends power to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift. With 661 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque on its disposal, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 mph. Regarded as Ferrari’s most extreme sports car, it even outperformed the Enzo supercar by lapping the company’s Fiorano test track a full second faster.
The Ferrari 599 GTO is a remarkably rare and highly capable supercar that received widespread acclaim from the motoring world upon its release. Offered for sale by its original and sole owner, this eye-catching example would make an impressive centerpiece in any enthusiast’s collection and is sure to deliver exhilarating performance with its high-revving V12 on the owner’s preferred roads and tracks.