It’s a good thing they’re building all those new roads in China. You’ll need a good stretch of tarmac to enjoy the new 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO, which is set to make its formal debut at this month’s Beijing Motor Show.
If the look is familiar, that’s because the limited edition Ferrari 599 GTO is based on the experimental track car, the Ferrari 599XX. The 599, which Ferrari defines as an “extreme V12 berlinetta,” will be the fastest road-going sports car the Italian automaker has ever unleashed, with a top speed of 335 kmh (209 mph), and a 0 to 60 time of 3.35 seconds.
Powering this sexy Italian beast is a 6.0-liter V12 making a hefty 661 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed Formula One-style gearbox.