Ferrari raises the ante

According to Car and Driver Ferrari has raised the ante for street car performance again! Ferrari has called the 2011 599GTO “the most extreme sports car” it has ever produced and Car and Driver is buying it after sometime behind the wheel. There are 671 horses under the hood and a sifting experience that is rivaled by no other street car.

It’s obvious that the looks are classic Ferrari and the company didn’t overlook much detail in making this 300k machine maybe the fastest on the road.

So you still think the hottest street-legal Ferrari of them all is the Enzo? Listen up; we have an update. There’s a new champ in Maranello—it’s not as outrageous as the Enzo, but more powerful, more sophisticated, more agile, and even faster. Ferrari calls it “the most extreme sports car” it has ever produced. At a company where fabulous is the starting point for pretty much every new project, that’s saying something.

Ferrari’s challenge (besides, you know, actually engineering the car) was in choosing a name for the beast, which is based on the 599GTB Fiorano. There isn’t much to set the new car apart visually from the GTB, just additional aero elements at the front, aggressive rear air diffusers, and other various airflow management touches that add up to double the high-speed downforce of the “regular” 599.

Read the full article here.

  

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