More details on the Ferrari 599 GT0, could hit top speed of 217 mph

About two months ago, we were told that hardcore version of the 599 GTB Fiorano supercar will debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Bringing back the GTO badge, the model will be known as the 599 GTO and will pay homage to the legendary 250 GTO of the 1960s.

In a recent interview with EVO, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa gave out some more details on the upcoming model from the Prancing Horse”s stable. Felisa said to think of the 599 GT as a road-going version of the track-only Ferrari 599XX with superior dynamics than the current 599 HGTE.

Power will come from the Enzo-derived 6.0L V12 with an increased rev-limit, allowing for a total of 700-hp. That should allow 0-60 mph to come in around 3.2 seconds with a top speed that could hit 217 mph. That could very well make the 599 GTO Ferrari”s fastest road car ever.

Ferrari 599XX:

Ferrari 599XX

– By: Kap Shah

Source: EVO