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
Turn the key, punch the red button. The V12 wakes up with a bark.No road car has ever disguised its weight better than the Ferrari 599 GTO. It weighs 1,605kg, which is far from light, but it feels like half that. You push and push and push and push and still don't get near to the thing's limit. The pushing part is all about how much speed you're prepared to carry into a corner. Go too fast on the way in to a bend and a car will head straight off the road, its steering useless - that's understeer, and you know about that. But you have to be going almost untenably fast to make this GTO run even a millimetre wide. Understeer has effectively been dialled out.