The new Ferrari 599 GTO has been the company’s worst kept secret. Despite Ferrari’s non-committal stance on their latest supercar, everything from spy shots to artist renderings to option lists have been published on the internet. Not willing to wait for the car’s official introduction at the Beijing Auto Show later this month, Ferrari has released these images of the production car.
Powered by a 6.0 liter V12 derived from the Ferrari Enzo, the 599 GTO produces 661 horsepower and weighs in at 3,295 pounds. It can hit 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in 3.35 seconds on it’s way to a top speed of 208 miles per hour. It’s lap time around the Fiorano test track is 1:24, beating the Ferrari Enzo by one full second. That makes the 599 GTO the fastest street legal Ferrari ever produced.
As with all of Ferrari’s legendary GTO cars, production will be limited. In the case of the 599 GTO, only 599 units will be built for worldwide distribution. If the leaked order sheet is correct, pricing will start in the area of $450,000, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Ferrari reserved sales to existing customers only. Still want to have the joy of building your own? Ferrari has a configurator website here; hey, it’s Friday and you really weren’t going to be productive today anyway.