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
You have to be brutal to make these tyres squeal, and travelling very fast indeed. Once they make a noise, you know you're being a dumb, senseless idiot - and technically, probably travelling slower than you would if the tyres were silent. Feel what these fantastic Michelins are capable of, work with them and trust that amazing front end, and the GTO is one of the fastest point-to-point cars in the world, certainly in dry conditions. Turn-in feels so much better than the standard 599's and the 599 HGTE's - the damping feels far more natural and less floaty too, and when you finally overcook it, you feel the gentle hand of the stability system doing its thing. It's subtle, though, not a slap or punch, just a light breath of help, straightening the car's line almost before you've thought about correcting with opposite lock.