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2010 Ferrari 599 GTO

The Prancing Horse has officially revealed details and photos with the 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO, which is the company's fastest road car ever, based on the 599X.

The 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO will only be sold in 599 exemplars and performance figures indicate the 65-degree V12 engine from under the hood punches 670 HP (500 kW) @ 8250 rpm and 620 Nm @ 6500 rpm while the supercar's total weight is only 1496 Kg.

The 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO has a power to weight ratio of 2,23 Kg per HP and thanks to its F1 style 6-speed gearbox that shifts in less than 60 ms the car takes 3.35 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h, reaching a maximum speed of 335 Km/h.

Whats also impressive is the fact that the 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO complies with the Euro 5 emissions standards as it covers 100 km on 17.5 litre of fuel and emits 411 grams of CO2 per Km.

The 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO was not announced yet.

Ferrari press release :

Maranello,8 April 2010 – Now available on www.ferrari.com are thefirst photos and information on the new 599 GTO, an extreme V12berlinetta developed to a specific performance-oriented brief. The 599GTO is, in fact, the company’s fastest ever road car. It is anexclusive limited edition special which, in true Ferrari tradition, isa completely new concept, albeit inspired by a production car. In fact

the 599 GTO is based on the 599XX, the advanced experimental track car,and can be considered almost a road-going version.

The 599 GTO is reserved for just 599 clients who seek the maximumexpression of high performance driving. The 599 GTO benefits directlyfrom the technological transfer from racing and set a record lap timeat Fiorano in 1’24”.

The Fiorano lap time provides just one indication of the potentialof this car. Just as significant are the technical specifications – 670hp in a 1495kg car represents a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.23kg/hp, and ensures a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 3.35” as wellas a top speed of over 335 km/h.

Fundamental to the GTO’s performance is the innovative approach tochassis development which, for the first time on a production car, sawthe integration between a handling set-up tuned for a level ofresponsiveness that is close to the limit and highly sophisticatedelectronic controls. The result is the almost complete absence ofundersteer and a truly communicative chassis.

As is Ferrari’s policy, every new Ferrari features new solutions fora road car. Thus the 599 GTO is equipped with the latest,second-generation carbon-ceramic brakes which are lighter and offerbetter performance, new aerodynamic innovations, such as the wheeldoughnuts which increase aerodynamic efficiency as well as improvebrake cooling, and the Supersport tyres developed by Michelininclude a wider front tyre for greater roadholding. The driver-carinterface is also new with the adoption of the Virtual Race Engineer(VRE) which provides the driver with instantaneous information onperformance.

The 599 GTO’s more aggressive character is also apparent in a numberof styling elements that recall the 599XX and from the powerful soundof the V12.

The GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata) moniker instantly calls to mind twoFerraris that have entered the collective imagination as symbols ofperformance. After the 1962 250 GTO, which swept the boards in GTracing categories in the 1960s and is now a highly prized collector’scar, came the iconic 1984 GTO, which basically invented the entiremodern supercar genre.

The web special includes photos, videos and interviews on the newcar, while an exclusive preview for a small number of Ferrari clientswill be held on April 14th at the MilitaryAcademyinModena. The publicdebut of the 599 GTO will instead be at the Beijing International MotorShow at the end of April.



The 599 GTO’s engine is directly derived from the 599XX unitimplementing, however, the necessary modifications for road-goinghomologation. It thus complies with Euro 5 and LEV 2 standards. The5999 cc 65-degree V12 engine punches out 670 CV at 8250 rpm withmaximum torque of 620 Nm at 6500 rpm and there is a smooth, constantrush of power all the way to the redline with no loss of flexibilityeven at medium and low revs. This result was obtained by working on thefluid-dynamics and components to reduce internal friction and byadopting, amongst other things, the 599XX’s redesigned crankshaft. Thecar also has a racing-type intake system with a new manifold withdiffuser-type intake geometry and short inlet tracts designed toimprove power delivery at high revs and reduce losses. To maximisevolumetric efficiency per cylinder, a connection between the twoplenums at the front compensates for variations in the volume. This ishow the engineers managed to achieve maximum performance at high enginespeeds. The engine sound inside the car is carefully controlled tobalance the intake sound with the exhaust, which features a 599XXderived 6-into-1 manifold.

The 599 GTO features the same, lower 60 ms shift times and thepossibility to make multiple downshifts as on the 599XX. Despite theincrease in power over the 599 GTB Fiorano, fuel consumption and CO2emissions both improve slightly to 17.5 km/l and 411 g/km respectively.


One of the most significant innovations on the 599 GTO is the closecorrelation between the chassis set-up, which is close to the handlinglimit, and the input from the electronic controls which are developedto increase overall levels of performance.

Since the very earliest states of the two cars’ development,Maranello’s engineers worked to ensure that these two areas of the carwould be seamlessly integrated thus pushing responsiveness to thelimit. The result is, of course, superlative driving involvement aswell as faster lap times. Apart from new springs and a stiffer rearantiroll bar, the car also features a second generationmagnetorheological suspension control system (SCM2). The suspensionworks in tandem with the VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) andlatest-generation F1-Trac traction control. This makes the carextremely responsive to driver inputs - thanks in part to the adoptionof a very direct steering ratio – but also very stable under braking,sharper on turn-in, more precise in cornering and quicker out ofcorners.


The 599 GTO inherits much of the development work - using the sameprinciples as employed in F1 - that went into making the 599XX such anextreme performance car.

Reducing weight was a vital objective and the result was thewidespread use of composites and components manufactured withtechnologies more akin to racing specifications. The areas involvedinclude the bodywork and greenhouse (with thinner gauge aluminium andthinner glass), the brakes, transmission and exhaust system. The resultis a dry weight of 1495 kg (close to that of the 599XX with liquids,but less petrol), and a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.23 kg/hp, avery significant figure that underlines the GTO’s performance potential.


The 599 GTO’s aerodynamics have benefited significantly from Ferrariengineers’ experience in F1 and with the 599XX which allowed downforceto be greatly increased without impacting on drag. Thanks to solutionstransferred from the track car to the road-going version, the GTOgenerates downforce of 144 kg at 200 km/h. The entire car was honed,including the front, the sides, the flat underbody and cooling flows.In the latter instance, the GTO can count on improved ducting to thebrake discs and pads, and the adoption of wheel doughnuts – a discpositioned outside the brake disc that ensure that hot air exiting thewheelarch stays as close to the body of the car as possible to reducedrag.

Work on the nose of the car was aimed at reducing the width of thewake generated by the front and thus reduce drag. The front spoilerincorporates a separate lower wing that increases downforce at thefront of the car and increases the flow of cooling air to the oilradiator. On the flanks there’s a new sill design with a morepronounced leading edge that improves the efficiency of the centralsection of the underbody. The underbody itself incorporates a new,lower front section with diffusers ahead of the front wheels tooptimise downforce, and a new double-curve rear diffuser.


Here the difference in size between the front and rear tyres hasbeen changed. The GTO’s front tyres are now 285/30 on a 9.5’’ channelwith 315/35 on an 11.5’’ channel at the rear. The 599 GTO has 20’’rims. Roll rigidity is greater at the rear to minimise understeer.These solutions guarantee improved lateral grip and quicker turn in.


Once again, our experience with the 599XX proved fundamental inhoning the new car’s Brembo braking system because of the highlyspecific development work carried out on the former on very demandingcircuits. The new CCM2 braking system is lighter and even moreconsistent in high performance situations. Its consistent coefficientof attrition meant that the ABS could be calibrated to a particularlyhigh performance level, further reducing lap times, thanks to improveddeceleration and shorter stopping distances. In fact, the 599 GTOboasts an excellent 100 to 0 km/h braking distance of just 32.5 metres.As well as their role in improving aerodynamics, the Formula 1-derivedwheel doughnuts also improve braking efficiency by optimising brakecooling.


The car-driver interface was designed to maximise car and driverperformance with a layout of the main commands that ensures absoluteefficiency and minimum distraction. The Racing manettino also puts theemphasis firmly on sporty, track specific driving settings by offeringthe driver full choice with regard to the electronic controlparameters. The ICE position on the 599 GTB Fiorano has been replacedby CT-Off (traction control off). The GTO is also fitted with bespoke,longer carbon-fibre F1 paddles for easier use in high-speed driving. Inaddition the GTO also features the Virtual Race Engineer, a system thatmonitors the status of the car and gives the driver immediatevisibility of vehicle performance.

599 GTO technical specifications


Length4710 mm (185.4 in)
Width1962 mm (77.2 in)
Height1326 mm (52.2 in)
Wheelbase2750 mm (108.3 in)
Front track1701 mm (67.0 in)
Rear track1618 mm (63.7 in)
Dry weight*1495 kg (3296 lbs)
Kerb weight*1605 kg (3538 lbs)
Weight distribution47% front – 53% rear
Fuel tank capacity105 litres (27.7 USgal/23.1 UK/gal)
Boot volume320 litres (11.3 cu ft)


TypeV12 – 65°
Bore & stroke92 x 75.2 mm (3.62 x 2.96 in)
Unitary displacement499.9 cc (30.51 cu in)
Total displacement5999 cc (366.08 cu in)
Compression ratio11.2:1
Maximum power500 kW (670 CV) at 8250 rpm
Maximum torque620 Nm (457 lbs/ft) at 6500 rpm


F1 6–speed + reverse


SCM2 – Magnetorheological Supension Control


Front285/30 ZR20’’
Rear315/35 ZR20’’


Front398 x 38 mm (15.7 x 1.5 in)
Rear360 x 32 mm (14.2 x 1.3 in)


CST with F1-TracTraction and stability control
TPTMSTyrepressure and temperature monitoring system


Maximum speedover 335 km/h (over 208 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)3.35 sec


Combined cycle (ECE)*17.5 l/100 km


Combined cycle (ECE)*411 g/km

*European version

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2 Commments on 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO

  1. Alberto :
    "Whats also impressive is the fact that the 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO complies with the Euro 5 emissions standards as it covers 17.5 Km on 1 litre of fuel"....YOU WISH! Fuel consumption is if fact 17.5L/100Km, meaning just above 5,7 km per liter....
  1. Lex :
    I think there's a mistake in the official press release where they say "fuel consumption and CO2 emissions both improve slightly to 17.5 km/l and 411 g/km respectively." and then at the end they say "Combined cycle (ECE)* 17.5 l/100 km" - anyway the correction was made.

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