Friday, April 9, 2010

{SamsoNgroup} Ferrari 599 GTO

Ferrari 599 GTO

One of the worst kept secrets was confirmed today with the release of the first pictures and information of the Ferrari 599 GTO. With the GTO moniker, which it shares with two of the marque's most legendary models; the 288 GTO and even more so the 250 GTO, the new Ferrari has a lot to live up to. Looking at the specifications, the car holds the middle between the 'standard' 599 GTB Fioranoproduction car and the track-only 599XX.

At 1605 kg, it is considerably lighter than the original road car. This was achieved by using more composite materials but also by using thinner aluminium panels and glass for the greenhouse. The V12 engine is derived from the one used in 599XX racing car and produces a hefty 670 bhp and 620 Nm of torque. To ensure the sounds match the performance the track car's 6-into-1 exhaust manifold was used. The paddle-operated six-speed gearbox is capable of super-quick 60 ms shifts. The 599's Pininfarina styling has also been optimised to produce even more downforce. All these upgrades result in a 335 km/h top speed and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 3.35 seconds.
The Ferrari 599 GTO will make its global debut at the Beijing Motor Show. Prospective buyers will need to act quickly as only an appropriate 599 examples will be built.

General specifications
Country of origin Italy
Numbers built 599
Introduced 2010
Body design Pininfarina

Configuration 65º V 12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 5.999 liter / 366.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 92.0 mm (3.6 in) / 75.2 mm (3 in)
Compression 11.2:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated

Brakes carbon ceramic discs, all-round, ABS
Gearbox Paddle Operated 6 speed Semi-Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 1605 kilo / 3538.4 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4710 mm (185.4 in) / 1962 mm (77.2 in) / 1326 mm (52.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2750 mm (108.3 in) / 1701 mm (67 in) / 1628 mm (64.1 in)

Performance figures
Power 670 bhp / 500 KW @ 8250 rpm
Torque 620 Nm / 457 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm
BHP/Liter 112 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.42 bhp / kg
Top Speed 335 km/h / 208 mph
0-60 mph 3.3 s

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