2012 Ferrari 599 GTO is luxurious and modern with a sporty design
The new Ferrari 599 GTO is a V12 berlinetta developed to a very specific brief performance-oriented. Ferrari 599 GTO is actually the car company’s fastest way ever. It is a special limited edition exclusive that in true Ferrari tradition, is a completely new concept, though inspired by a production car. Indeed, the Ferrari 599 GTO is based on the 599XX the advanced experimental track car, and can almost be considered a road version.
Ferrari 599 GTO is reserved for only 599 guests seeking the ultimate expression of high-performance driving. Ferrari 599 GTO benefits from transfer of technology from racing and set a lap time at Fiorano record in 1’24 “.
The Fiorano lap time provides only an indication of the potential of the car. Just as significant are the technical specifications – 670 bhp in a car of 1,495 kg is a weight-average power of only 2.23 kg / cv, and provides a 0-100 km / h acceleration time of just 3.35, well as a maximum speed of over 335 km / h.
Fundamental to the performance of the GTO is the innovative approach to the development of the chassis for the first time a production car, saw the integration of a treatment set-up set for a response level that is close to the edge, highly sophisticated electronic controls . The result is an almost complete lack of understeer and a truly communicative chassis.
How is the policy of the Ferrari, with each new Ferrari presents new solutions for a road car. Thus, the Ferrari 599 GTO is equipped with the latest, second generation of carbon-ceramic brakes, which are lighter and offer better performance, aerodynamic innovations, such as wheel donuts that increase aerodynamic efficiency, and improve cooling brake and tires developed by Michelin Supersport include a wider front tire for grip. The interface of the driver of the car is also new, with the adoption of Virtual Race Engineer (VRE), which provides instant information on driver performance.
The GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata) nickname instantly draws attention to two Ferraris that have entered the collective imagination as a symbol of achievement. After the 1962 250 GTO, which swept the boards in the categories GT Racing in 1960 and is now a highly prized collector car, came the GTO’s iconic 1984, which basically invented the genre any modern supercar.
The web edition includes photos, videos and interviews about the new car as an exclusive preview of a small number of customers of Ferrari will be held on April 14 at the Military Academy of Modena. The public debut of the Ferrari 599 GTO, instead, be at the Beijing International Motor Show in late April.
ENGINE AND BOX
The engine of the Ferrari 599 GTO is directly derived from the execution unit 599XX, however, the modifications necessary for approval of the road. Thus, complies with Euro 5 and LEV 2 standards. The V12 engine of 5999 cc 65-degree punch with 670 hp at 8,250 rpm with maximum torque of 620 Nm at 6500 rpm and the race is smooth and constant power all the way to the redline without loss of flexibility, even at low and medium rotations. This result was achieved through work on the fluid and components to reduce internal friction and the adoption, among other things, the crankshaft 599XX redrawn. The car also has an intake system running, with a new intake manifold geometry diffuser type and input short intervals designed to improve power at high and reduce losses. To maximize volumetric efficiency by the cylinder, a connection between the two plenary sessions in front compensates for volume changes. This is how the engineers managed to achieve maximum performance at high engine speeds. The engine sound inside the car is carefully controlled to balance the sound with the intake and exhaust, which presents a derivative 599XX 6-in-1 block.
Ferrari 599 GTO has the same times smaller displacement 60 ms and the ability to do multiple downshifts as the 599XX.
One of the most significant innovations on the Ferrari 599 GTO is a close correlation between the chassis set-up, which is near the limit, handling and entry of the electronic controls that are designed to increase the general level of performance.
Like the earlier states of development of the two cars, engineers at Maranello worked to ensure that these two areas of the car would be perfectly integrated, thus pushing up to answer. The result is, of course, the involvement of driving as well as superlative faster lap times. In addition to new springs and a stiffer rear stabilizer bar, the car also has a second generation of the magnetorheological suspension control system (SCM2). The suspension works in conjunction with the VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and traction control cutting-edge F1-Trac. This makes the car extremely responsive to driver inputs – in part by taking a very direct steering ratio – but also very stable under braking, the sharper the turn-in, more precise cornering and faster out of corners .
Ferrari 599 GTO inherits a lot of development work – using the same principles used in Formula 1 – that went into making the 599XX as a performance car extreme. Reducing the weight was a vital goal, and the result was the widespread use of composite materials and components manufactured with the technology more akin to the specifications of the race. The areas involved include the bodywork and greenhouse gases (with thin aluminum and thin gauge glass), brakes, transmission and exhaust system. The result is a dry mass of 1495 kg and a weight-average power of only 2.23 kg / hp, a figure that highlights the significant potential of the GTO performance.
The aerodynamics of the Ferrari 599 GTO benefited significantly from the experience of the engineers at Ferrari F1 and the 599XX allowing downforce to be far higher, with no impact on drag. Thanks to the solutions transferred from the track car for the road version, the GTO generates 144 kg of downforce at 200 km / h. The whole car was sharp, including the front, sides, a flat bottom and flows of cooling. In the latter case, the GTO can count on better targeting of discs and brake pads, and the adoption of donuts wheel – a disk positioned outside of the brake disc to ensure that the output of warm air wheelarch is so close to the body possible car to reduce drag.
Work on the nose of the car was designed to reduce the width of the wake generated by the front and thus reduce drag. The front spoiler incorporates a separate wing that smaller increases downforce on the front of the car and increases the flow of cooling air to the oil cooler. To each side there is a new design platform with a sharper edge to the left that improves the efficiency of the central section of the bottom. The underbody itself incorporates a new front lower section with diffuser in front of the front wheels for optimum downforce, and a new rear diffuser double curve.
Here the difference in size between the front and rear tires has changed. The GTO 285/30 front tires are now in a 9.5 “with 315/35 channel in a 11.5″ channel on the back. Ferrari 599 GTO has 20 “rims. Roll stiffness is greater at the rear to minimize understeer. These solutions ensure improved side grip and quicker turn in
The CCM2 new braking system is lighter and more consistent in situations of high performance. His thanks consistent coefficient of friction means the ABS can be calibrated to a particularly high level performance, reducing lap times, the slowdown better and less stopping distance. Indeed, the Ferrari 599 GTO has one kilometer 100-0 excellent / h the stopping distance of just 32.5 meters. And its role in improving the aerodynamics, the Formula wheel donuts a derivative also improve the braking efficiency, optimize brake cooling.
The interface of the driver of the car was designed to maximize the performance of the car and driver with an array of key commands that ensures efficiency and absolute minimal distraction. The manettino Racing also places the emphasis firmly on the sport, track-specific settings for driving, offering the choice of the driver complete with respect to the parameters of electronic control. The position of the ICE in the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano was replaced by TC-Off (traction control off). The GTO is also equipped with custom, since F1 carbon fiber blades for ease of use in high-speed driving. In addition, the GTO also includes the Virtual Race Engineer, a system that monitors the status of the car and gives immediate visibility of the driver of vehicle performance.
Ferrari 599 GTO Technical Specifications
Dimensions and weight
Length: 4710 mm (185.4 in.)
The Width: 1962 mm (77.2 in)
o Height: 1,326 mm (52.2 in)
The Wheelbase: 2750 mm (108.3 in.)
The front track: 1701 mm (67.0 in)
The rear: 1618 mm (63.7 in)
The Dry Weight: 1495 kg (3296 lbs)
Kerb weight: 1605 kg (3538 pounds)
The weight distribution of the face: 47% – 53% rear
The Fuel tank: 105 liters (27.7 U.S. gal/23.1 UK / gal)
Boot volume: 320 liters (11.3 cubic feet)
Type: V12 – 65 °
The bore and stroke: 92 x 75.2 mm (3.62 x 2.96 in)
Unitary displacement: 499.9 cc (30.51 cu in)
total displacement: 5999 cc (366.08 cu in)
The compression ratio: 11,2:1
The max power: 500 kW (670 hp) at 8250 rpm
Maximum torque: 620 Nm (457 lb / ft) at 6,500 rpm
F1 6-speed + reverse
the SCM2 – Control supension magnetorheological
the front: 285/30 ZR20 ”
the rear: 315/35 ZR20 ”
* Carbon-ceramic brakes
Front: 38 x 398 mm (15.7 x 1.5 in)
the rear: 360 x 32 mm (14.2 x 1.3 in)
* Electronic Controls
CST with F1-Trac, traction control and stability
TPTMS o: tire pressure and temperature monitoring system
Maximum speed: over 335 km / h (over 208 mph)
the 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph): 3.35 segundos
* FUEL CONSUMPTION
Combined Cycle (ECE): 17.5 l/100 km
the CO2 EMISSIONS
Combined Cycle (ECE): 411 g / km