Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ferrari 599 GTO (2011)

The new Ferrari 599 GTO is an extreme form V12 Berlinetta designed for performance-based maps. The Ferrari 599 GTO is actually the fastest road car the company ever. This is an exclusive special limited edition, which in true Ferrari tradition, is a completely new concept, although inspired by a production car. In fact, Ferrari 599 GTO is based on the 599XX, the advanced experimental race car and can be considered almost a model street.

The Ferrari 599 GTO is reserved for only 599 customers seeking the ultimate expression of performance driving. The Ferrari 599 GTO benefits directly from the transfer of technology from the race and set a lap record at Fiorano in 1'24 ".

The lap time at Fiorano provides only an indication of the potential of this car. So important are the technical specifications - 670 horsepower in a car of 1495 kg is a power to weight ratio of just 2.23 kg / hp and provides an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.35 " and a top speed of 335 km / h.
Central to the performance of the GTO is the innovative approach to developing the chassis, for the first time in a production car, saw the integration of established treatment to hear a response level that is close to the limit and electronic control highly sophisticated. The result is the almost total absence of oversteer and chassis really communicative.

As policy Ferrari, every new Ferrari has new solutions for a road car. Ferrari 599 GTO is well equipped with the latest, the second generation of carbon-ceramic brakes that are lighter and offers better performance, new aerodynamic innovations, such as the wheel donuts that increase aerodynamic efficiency and improve brake cooling , Supersport tire developed by Michelin and include a wider front tires for better traction. The driver-vehicle interface is also new, with the adoption of virtual race engineer (VRE), which provides the operator immediate feedback on performance.

Ferrari 599 GTO aggressive nature is also reflected in a series of exterior design draws 599XX and a strong voice in the V12.

GTO (Gran Turismo APPROVED) moniker immediately brings to mind two Ferraris, which have become symbols of the collective imagination of the show. After the 1962 250 GTO, which has swept the GT class race boards in 1960 and is now very popular collector cars became a symbol 1984 GTO, which basically invented the whole genre modern supercar.

Special website contains photos, videos, interviews and a new car, while an exclusive preview of a small number of Ferrari owners that will be held April 14 at the Military Academy of Modena. The public debut of the Ferrari 599 GTO, however, is the international exhibition in Beijing in late April.

Engine and transmission
Ferrari 599 GTO engine is directly derived from the 599XX, however, make the necessary changes in the road going type. It therefore complies with Euro 5 and LEV 2 standards. 5999 cc 65 ° V12 punches from 670 hp at 8250 rpm for torque of 620 Nm at 6,500 rpm and is smooth, continuous running power to redline without losing the flexibility of up to medium and low speeds. This result was obtained working in fluid dynamics and components to reduce internal friction and adoption, among other things, revised the 599XX crankshaft. The car is also a race-type intake system with a new manifold, diffuser-type geometry intake and a short section of suction to improve power delivery at high revs, and reduce losses. To maximize the efficiency of the volume per cylinder, connect the two boxes in front of the interface to compensate for fluctuations in volume.

Therefore, engineers have managed to achieve maximum performance at high engine speed. The engine noise inside the vehicle is carefully controlled to balance its contribution to the exhaust, which has a 599XX derived from 6-in-one multiple.

The Ferrari 599 GTO has it, 60 times more small change and the possibility of multiple downshifts as the 599XX.

Vehicle Dynamics

One of the most significant innovations of the Ferrari 599 GTO is the correlation between the configuration of the chassis, which is near the limits of handling, and input from the electronic controls that are developed to increase the overall level of performance.
Since the first states in the development of two cars, "Maranello's engineers worked to ensure that these two areas of the car would be seamlessly integrated that pushes the reactivity at the border. The result is, of course, the commitment to drive superlatives and faster lap times. In addition to new stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar, the car also has a second-generation control system for magnetorheological suspension (SCM2). The suspension works in tandem with the VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and the latest generation of traction control F1-Trac. It makes the car highly responsive to commands from the driver - in part through the adoption of a very direct steering ratio - but also very stable under braking, the greater the bend, turn more accurate and faster out of corners.

Weight reduction

The Ferrari 599 GTO inherits much of the development work - using the same principles used in F1 - who went on to make a car 599XX extreme performance. Weight reduction was a key objective, and the result was the widespread use of composite materials and components produced with technologies related to the specifications of the race. The affected areas include the body and greenhouse (with aluminum thinner and thinner glass), brakes, transmission and exhaust system. The result is a dry weight of 1495 kg and a power to weight ratio of only 2.23 kg / hp, a significant number, highlighting the potential performance GTO.


Ferrari 599 GTO The aerodynamics have benefited enormously from Ferrari F1 engineers and experience with the 599XX enabling support to increase significantly without affecting the road. Thanks to the solutions transferred from the racing version of the current route, the GTO generates support from 144 kg to 200 km / h. The whole car has been refined, including the front side of the motherboard and cooling flows. In the latter case, the GTO can be trusted ducts improved brake pads and discs, and the adoption of the wheel donuts - a disc placed outside of the brake disc to ensure that hot air out of the wheel remains near the body of the car as possible to reduce friction.