Ferrari speedster the ‘pinnacle’
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