Ferrari 599 GTO driven
A Ferrari GTO is a rare beast – this 599 version is only the third in 63 years. TopGear tracks it down in Tuscany...
Posted: 21 Jan 2011
In the 16 long years I've been doing this job, I've never looked forward to anything more than the launch of this car. Never. I woke up at 5am excited as a six-year-old kid at Christmas - and that was two weeks before the plane flew to Florence. The night before I was due to drive it, I woke up at precisely 3:37am and lay there in the hotel room grinning, trying to get back to sleep but not really caring whether I did or not. Counting dark alloy GTO 10-spoke wheels did the trick.
There have only been three GTOs in Ferrari's 63 years of building road cars and this is the third. You probably know that already, so we won't bore you with a history lesson here. It's enough to just say that it has 661bhp and runs from 0-124mph in under 10 seconds. No history required.