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
Ah, the badge. GTO stands for ‘Gran Turismo Omologato', the last word meaning ‘homologation'. Ferrari is saying that this car is a ‘homologated' version of the track-only 599XX special. Well, no it's not, because the need for homologation is defined by the rule-makers of a race series, who demand that a certain number of road car versions of the racer are built to make the competition car legal. Ferrari hasn't ever raced the 599XX, nor will it ever. So the new GTO is not a ‘homologation' version of the 599XX at all.