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The sold-out Ferrari 599 GTO that evokes the ideals of the classic models in that they were race cars that could be driven on the streets. The $460,000 car is high on performance, the 661 horsepower engine will propel the car 0-60 in 3.35 seconds and top out at 208 miles an hour. The chassis and suspension is tricked out to handle better compared to the more luxurious 599 GTB. The Carbon Ceramic brakes found on the car even use carbon in the brake pads.
Chris Harris from evo took the special Ferrari away from the track and onto the country roads of Italy to see how this track-star performs in the real world. After going over all the new features of the car, we are treated to shots of the back-end stepping out, corner carving, and some high-speed fly-bys.
After the tire smoke clears, the Harris gives his opinions of the car. First he finds it much more challenging to drive than the mid-engine cars that Ferrari comes out with. He also finds that the car is as civil as the normal 599 on the street. The exhaust is also slightly louder, but not as bad as he expected.
It’s not all great, however. Harris doesn’t like the air conditioning that in the Italian summer weather wasn’t helping him cool off. The F1 gearbox isn’t as smooth shifting as he would have liked, especially compared to the latest dual-clutch gearboxes. The oddest complaint is the brake pedal feel, as it apparently gives great feedback, but not in a good way for Harris.
In a final note, Chris Harris says that this is what the 599 should have been all along, a great handling car to match the amazing V-12 engine.
[Source: evo Via Youtube]