Fer­rari speed­ster the ‘pin­na­cle’

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THE Fer­rari 599 GTO, the fastest-ever road car pro­duced by the le­gendary su­per­car com­pany, has ar­rived in Aus­tralia.

‘‘The Fer­rari 599 GTO rep­re­sents the pin­na­cle of Fer­rari road cars in ev­ery area,’’ gen­eral man­ager for Fer­rari in Aus­tralia and New Zealand Kevin Wall says.

‘‘The bald per­for­mance fig­ures, amaz­ing al­though they are, do not do jus­tice to the re­mark­able breadth of abil­i­ties that it of­fers.

‘‘These range from be­ing able to pro­vide a true rac­ing car driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on the track, through be­ing the ul­ti­mate road-go­ing ul­tra su­per­car to hav­ing the com­fort and lug­gage space that quite sim­ply would not be ex- pected in a car of this per­for­mance level.’’

The Fer­rari 599 GTO is an ex­clu­sive limited edi­tion spe­cial which, in true Fer­rari tra­di­tion, is a 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 of that mo­bile testbed.

The 599 GTO is re­served for just 599 clients and the car ben­e­fits di­rectly from the tech­no­log­i­cal trans­fer from rac­ing and a record lap time set at Fio­rano, Fer­rari’s test track in Italy.

Mean­while, af­ter the record re­sults achieved in China and Fer­rari’s 21.2 per cent sales lift in Aus­tralia, Fer­rari’s pre­lim­i­nary fig­ures for the North Amer­i­can mar­ket show that 2010 was a record year for the mar­que.

The USA, which has al­ways been Fer­rari’s pri­mary mar­ket, and Canada to­gether have posted an in­crease in sales of nearly 20 per cent over the pre­vi­ous year, with more than 1750 cars sold.

The Fer­rari 599 GTO pro­vides ‘‘a true rac­ing car’’ ex­pe­ri­ence

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