Being known as a major car guy, I am often posed the question ”if you had to pick only one favorite car what would it be?” This question is torture to someone like me because I have about 50 favorite cars and they change on a daily basis. I will have to say however, that the car that has almost gotten my answer to that evil question would have to be the Ferrari 599 GTO.
I am a huge fan of the 599 Fiorano because it embodies so many things right about a sports car of this caliber. It is a true sports coupe in every sense of the word. Powered by a massive V12 and ensconced in the best leather in the world; what more can you want? Well how about being able to say you own the fastest Ferrari road car ever made for starters? If that’s not enough, how about being able to say you drive a car with about 661bhp and 458 lb.-ft of torque and weighing in 220lbs less than the 599 GTB? Satisfied?
Aside from the jaw dropping technical data, it’s also quite special to own a GTO. Ferrari doesn’t often label a model GTO unless it has some serious umpf to back it up. The last car to be labeled a GTO was the infamous 288GTO whom people still make replicas of to this day. Now let’s talk sound. Have you ever heard one of these cars go? If you haven’t, stop everything you’re doing and find one you can listen to. Actually, I will place a youtube video of a 599GTO at the bottom of this post, so feel free to disregard my last sentence. This car sounds as if they dropped an F1 car on the highway and let it go to town.
The Ferrari 599 GTO is truly a collectible car and is somewhat reasonably priced at $410K. Is any car reasonable at $410K you ask? Well, if you compare it to the next closest thing, the 599XX priced at $1.2M, the GTO seems like a steal! With that being said, the Ferrari GTO is going in my dream garage and might be my answer to that age-old question, “if you had to pick a favorite car, which one would it be”.
Now close your eyes and listen to video below: