The Ferrari 550 and 575 heralded the revival of the golden age of the front-engined V12 Ferrari, after a long absence since the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The logical successor of the 575, the 599 GTB ‘Fiorano’, debuted in the 2006 Geneva Motor Show as a 2007 model, and took its nomenclature from its engine displacement of 5.99 litres.
Conceived as a grand tourer, the 599 GTB did not skimp on performance: the timing-chain V12 made over 600bhp, and took the heavy coupe from 0 to 100kmph in 3.7 seconds, to a top speed over 330kmph. Numerous advances in aerodynamics (hence the interesting buttresses in the back), a gearbox developed with F1 technology, magnetorheological suspension, and an advance aluminium chassis, contributed to the 599 GTB’s sophisticated road manners. A perfect ‘everyday Ferrari’, the 599 is also easier on maintenance than its predecessors and mid-engine counterparts, not requiring complex timing belt changes that often times require full engine removal.
A track-focused, limited version was announced in April 2010. Limited to only 599 cars, the 599 GTO boasted more horsepower, less weight and a lap time around Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit that was faster even than the Enzo.
This completely original Gulf-specification car, also legal in the USA (Montana title), has covered less than 2,500km and has been last serviced at a Ferrari dealer in March 2021. The car is believed to have two previous owner: the first one took delivery of it in Dubai (UAE), the second one, a Saudi national, took it to the United States to drive and enjoy.
Finished in a tasteful Neto Daytona over Cuoio Alcantara, this rare GTO has also received full-body paint protection film (PPF) and is immaculate inside out.