Only 500 units of Ferrari 599 GTO to be built

Only 500 units of Ferrari 599 GTO to be built

Visually, the car will look similar to the Laboratorio Technologico 599XX but not quite as extreme. Clear differences between the new GTO and standard GTB Fiorano are the blacked-out roof, new bumpers and side skirts, as revealed by these latest computer-generated renderings and spy shots.

The GTO will be a road-focused version of the 599XX, packing a 700+ horsepower Enzo-derived 6.0-liter V12 capable of revving to 9,000 rpm. Shifts will be delivered in a mind-boggling 60 milliseconds, resulting in a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds as it climbs to a claimed 217 mph top speed.

Only 500 units will be produced – and likely made available to select Ferrari owners – each carrying a price tag somewhere north of $400,000Production will almost certainly be limited, with numbers likely to hover around the 500 mark, and the most likely reveal date will be the 2010 Paris Motor Show this October.