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
Talking to Marc Gene, Ferrari's F1 test driver, about the 599XX was interesting. Apart from very obviously loving it to bits, the Spaniard said he'd find it impossible to lap a circuit faster with its stability system turned off than with it on. He said he might be able to get close once in a while, but never over a series of laps. So let's get this straight - the car's stability systems are so advanced and quick and integral to the car's chassis design, and the thing is so pointy, that even a demonic F1 driver with the reactions of a rabid squirrel can't go faster round a track with them switched off.