Mission Prestige is delighted to offer this immaculate Ferrari 599 GTO for sale. This is the ultimate road-going iteration of the 599, and the third Ferrari to wear the coveted ‘GTO’ badge, following on from the beautiful race-ready 1962 250 GTO, and the 1984 288 GTO.
Unlike the aforementioned models, the 599 GTO was not built with the intent of going racing, rather, it was designed to offer the performance and raw driving experience of the track-only 599XX on the road.
The exhaust system and gearbox software was borrowed directly from the 599XX. The car was given a hefty dose of extra power over the standard 599 GTB; the GTO has 661bhp, compared to the standard 599’s 612bhp, and it is also almost 100 kilos lighter at just 1,605kg.
As a consequence of its performance-focused design, the 599 GTO was labelled as the fastest Ferrari road car ever at launch in 2010. It was said to be capable of lapping Ferrari’s private Fiorano test track a second faster than the legendary Ferrari Enzo. 0-62mph will come in under 3.3 seconds, and the car will continue to accelerate to 208mph.
Just 599 of these cars were built, and the market for this pure V12 thoroughbred is increasingly lucrative. The 599 GTO is one of the most extreme front-engined Ferraris ever built, and is sure to be a welcome addition to any collector’s garage.
The example for sale with us has just 5287km (3285 miles) on the clock, meaning that it has been used sparingly over its 11-year life to date. As a right-hand drive car, it is even rarer than the limited number of GTOs implies; approximately 60 were built in this specification. Painted in iconic Rosso Corsa red with a Grigio Silverstone Opaco (black) roof, the car looks every bit as imposing as the performance figures suggest.
The 599 GTO will only go up in value in the coming years; this is a great opportunity to invest in an appreciating asset, and experience one of the greatest cars to come out of modern day Maranello.