Bill Thomas30 April 2010

New Ferrari 599 GTO: driven

TG takes Fastest Ferrari Ever for a spin around the Mugello test track

9:15am
Super and splendid way to start the working day. Greeted at Ferrari's test track in Mugello. By two 599 GTOs and a Ferrari F1 truck with engineers milling around. Things are looking good. And the 670bhp V12 should sound good.

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12:40pm
Well, I've driven it. But I can't talk about it. Ferrari has imposed an embargo on driving impressions of 5 May. Darn! But I'm going to break that embargo. I'm texting this, and I think I'll have to end with this - :-)

It looks the absolute business. Very different to a standard 599, with its wider front and rear bumpers, bigger diffuser, bonnet vents and the coolest thing of all, a black prancing horse badge on the tail. It's the ultimate Ferrari, in other words. 670bhp. V12. Nothing will beat it until the Enzo arrives.

GTO

TopGear’s Bill Thomas is in Italy to test the new 660bhp 599 GTO, the fastest road-going car that Ferrari has ever built...

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