Santa Monica

24 June 2017

Previous Next

Lot 226

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

  • VIN ZFF70RCA2B0177029

$650,000 - $750,000


670 bhp, 6.0-liter 65-degree V-12 engine; six-speed F1 transmission
A highly optioned example of Ferrari’s flagship for 2011
Developed directly from the 599XX race car
The fastest Ferrari road car ever produced at the time
0–60 mph in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 208 mph
One of approximately 125 cars built for the US market
Total production run of just 599 examples
Just 2,739 miles at time of cataloguing

The spiritual descendent of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO and the 288 GTO, the 599 GTO was developed directly from the 599XX race car for use on the road. Despite bearing the Gran Turismo Omologato designation, the 599 GTO was not truly a homologation model and, unlike the previous two Ferraris to bear those three pulse-quickening letters, was never intended for racing. The 599 GTO was developed as the ultra¬–high-performance flagship two-seat Ferrari of the period. With total production limited to just 599 cars, of which only 125 were intended for the US market, this is a very rare car indeed. When you consider the amount of optional equipment present on this GTO, it is clear that the car offered here is an important example of a modern-day Ferrari legend.

Though following the same path of development as the standard 599 GTB, the performance advantages of the GTO model over the GTB are numerous. It features 670 bhp at 8,400 rpm and is one of the few automobiles to exceed 100 bhp per liter without using forced induction. This power is fed to the rear wheels through a six-speed F1-style automated manual transmission. Upshifts take just 60 milliseconds to complete, more than twice as fast as the GTB and well beyond the capability of any human operating any standard manual transmission. This provides nearly seamless acceleration from rest, allowing a 0–60 mph time of just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 208 mph.

The sensuous Pininfarina body also incorporates numerous aerodynamic advantages over the standard 599, which helps to ensure more downforce and more control at high speed. Further, it was constructed with thinner aluminum panels, thinner glass, and lighter components in the brakes, transmission, and exhaust. This brought the GTO’s total weight down to just 3,295 pounds. The low-weight, high-downforce body powered by the staggering 670 bhp from the Tipo 140C V-12 made this the new performance benchmark for Ferrari, producing more power and outperforming even the storied Ferrari Enzo. Even today, the LaFerrari, an ultra-rare hypercar, is the only Ferrari which exceeds the 599 GTO’s exceptional performance.

This example wears Bianco Avus paint with an Extra Campionaro (a non-standard color) Alcantara interior in Blu Scuro with carbon fiber accents, Tessuto T3D1 Nero interior 3D fabric, and Bianco stitching. This car is nicely optioned with the colored steering wheel, Cascade Telematic Navigation system, Bose HiFi stereo, iPod connection, Home Link, power windows, power locks, air conditioning, aluminum brake calipers, front and rear parking sensors, carbon fiber wheel centers, and full electric seats. This is a well-appointed and comfortable supercar, not something that can often be said.

Arguably the best Ferrari road car of all time, the 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO is a car that will provide endless excitement to any automobile enthusiast. With just 2,739 miles on the odometer when catalogued and in as-new condition, this example is ready for spirited driving on the track or the highway.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more