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
Then, get to the apex and punch the throttle and the magic starts again. Exits are almost as much fun as entries, which seems faintly ridiculous, but it doesn't take you long to discover it. As Marc Gene told me later at the track, you can't get on the power any earlier than you would with the ESP system turned off, but you can slam your foot hard to the floor at the same point, rather than feeding it in, safe in the knowledge that the system will sort out all 661bhp on exit. I can't speak highly enough about the feeling this car gives you on the way out of corners. F1 magic is at work here, supremely effective. And when you're not going fast, the car rides superbly. It's docile, almost soft, and the transmission works well in automatic, too.