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Ferrari Preparing Hardcore 599 GTO?

 Ferrari Preparing Hardcore 599 GTO?
Ferrari 599 GTO could be in the works

Rumours suggest Ferrari is working on a hardcore version of the 599 GTB Fiorano. Although these whispers have been quiet recently, new information indicates the rumours are in fact true. While the name is obviously unknown at this point, some are already calling the car the 599 GTO in honour of the legendary 250 GTO of the 1960s. Paperwork prepared for pre-orders apparently used the words "Ferrari 599 GTO Limited Edition" in reference to it.

Specifications are said to include the V12 engine making between 500kW (680hp) and 515kW (700hp). Body mass is decreased by around 45kg to 68kg (100 to 150lbs) using components such as carbon fibre. Expect an overall look inspired by the 599 XX Concept of Geneva 2009.

Within the next two months dealers and buyers should be descending on Maranello for a personal presentation to the car. Thereafter comes a public unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show. The first customers will then receive their GTOs around October 2010.

Because this is a limited edition model with only about 500 units rumoured, pricing will be quite steep. Interested buyers would be advised to budget in the region of between 20% and 25% more than a stock 599, or at least US$380 000.

 

Source: autogespot

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Comments (20)

 Xanavi23 Xanavi23
Im with Murcielago, i fail to see how anyone can find this car ugly even if like me aren't a Ferrari fan. Sure you might like other cars styling a bit more but to say this is ugly is absurd.
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November 21, 2009 5:57 pm
 tootall tootall
This car is stunning. However, it's not that special, since their are the other "special editions" floating around. Sill stunning though.
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November 20, 2009 4:40 pm
 radmeister radmeister
I hope the guy i buy my dogs from gets this bad boy, will be sad to see the 430 Scuderia go. But this will be fun to ride in :)
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November 19, 2009 11:09 pm
 khartveli khartveli
WHY does it have to look like the 599xx?
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November 19, 2009 6:33 pm
 azazeldon azazeldon
looks like a model toy car by tamiya. :)
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November 19, 2009 4:41 pm
 XtremeMaC01 XtremeMaC01
looks like an after market tuned/modified ferrari :)
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November 19, 2009 3:16 pm
 nederina nederina
Looks like a Corvette
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November 19, 2009 11:20 am
 M! M!
the 599 is a great car, and this will be even more special. if someone who missed out on the list for an Enzo, this is the one to go for.
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November 19, 2009 9:29 am
 Swifty Swifty
very very ugly piece of Ferrari :S
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November 19, 2009 1:57 am
 EDavis EDavis
The first person to submerge a GTO in salt water or chocolate should be throat-raped by the losers of a Turkish oil-wrestling tournament.
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November 19, 2009 12:59 am
 McNamara68 McNamara68
The 250 GTO is one of the five greatest sports cars ever made so they better hit the ball out of the park with this if they are going to make that historical link. M-B failed in that respect with the SLS. Also, I'm not sure how this is different than a Scuderia edition, the 599XX, or the GTE package. There are too many different "special" editions.
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November 19, 2009 12:18 am