2012 Ferrari 599

GTO - U.K. Supplied

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2012
  • Mileage 
    4 300 mi / 6 921 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso Fuoco
  • Interior brand colour 
    Nero Alcantara
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    660 BHP / 670 PS / 493 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Furlonger are delighted to offer yet another U.K. supplied, Atelier Ferrari 599 GTO with an exceptional specification and just 4,300 miles from new.

This example was supplied new via Meridien Modena on 01/03/2012 and optioned in the highly desirable colour of Rosso Fuoco with a Grigio Silverstone Opaco roof over a beautifully upholstered interior trimmed in Nero alcantara.

The GTOs specification is further complimented by numerous options, including aluminium brake callipers, carbon fibre headlight buckets, carbon fibre rear bench trim, carbon fibre wheel centre caps, under door cover in carbon fibre, Ferrari telemetry kit, handy fire extinguisher, alcantara upholstery, IPOD connection, cascade telematic NAVI system, Navtrak antitheft system, roll bar, white rev counter, carbon fibre racing seats, driver seat adjustment device, BOSE HI-FI system, coloured special stitching and 4 point safety harnesses.

The GTO is accompanied by its original service handbook, manuals, soft car cover, soft seat covers and both keys. The car presents superbly in all regards.

This presents a timely opportunity to own what is arguably one of the most collectible V12 cars from Ferraris lightweight special series line-up, wearing a highly desirable specification with numerous special options, an excellent colour combination and complete service history.

The name ''GTO'' has been designated to only 3 cars in Ferrari history, the 1962 250 GTO, the 1984 288 GTO and finally their most recent of the trio, the 599 GTO. The ''GTO'' badge symbolises more than just initials, 'Gran Turismo Omologata' which translates to 'High Performance Homologation' is recognised for its presence across various GT racing events throughout the 60's while the 250 GTO was making its mark within motoring history. The badge then resurfaced in the 80's as Ferrari embarked on creating a Group B rally car, the 288 GTO, which was subsequently then delivered as a road car in limited numbers after the Group B program was scrapped.

Today, the GTO badge represents not only a historic and reputable league of race cars but a road car with track focused qualities. Effectively the GTO is the first of its kind, no other V12 Ferrari road car prior to this one had utilized the benefits of weight saving or aerodynamics so extremely. The GTO weighs 100kg less than the standard car and had design revisions including the front, the sides, the flat underbody and the cooling flows. The GTO was also equipped with improved carbon ceramic brakes which were supported by ducting to cool both them and the brake pads, along with wheel doughnuts which were positioned outside the brake disc to ensure that hot air exiting the wheel arch stays as close to the body of the car as possible to reduce drag. The GTO was also equipped with the final version of the F1 Superfast gearbox, which by todays standard is still incredible given its impressive shift times which resemble similarity to that of a dual clutch gearbox. The GTO is of course equipped with the same engine as the GTB but due to various tuning applications produced a whopping 660 horsepower. This in combination with the cars other aggressive qualities enabled the GTO to go from 0 to 60 in an eye watering 3.35 seconds.