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
So the thing's turn-in should be phenomenal. Is the GTO faster with the stability control system on than with it off, like the XX? I put the question to Gene. Not quite, he says. It's not tuned to such an extreme level, so he could go quicker with the system off in the GTO, using his own freakish skill. Remember, this car has to be controllable by ordinary - even rubbish - drivers who might choose to switch everything off on the road. In the wet. The point is that the system allows ordinary drivers to leave it on and experience the full force of the car's turn-in and thereby go faster, without having to worry about losing control. The car won't allow itself to spin, even on sheet ice. But Gene says the difference in lap time is slight and that he'd be very happy to race the car with the stability systems activated.