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One of House of Ferrari’s Favorite Sons Dies

Designer of the 250 Testa Rossa, Sergio Scaglietti, dies.

by on Nov.23, 2011

Sergio Scaglietti held a hallowed place in the house of Ferrari.

One of Enzo Ferrari’s most trusted contributors, Sergio Scaglietti, has died at the age of 91.

The famed designer and custom car builder died Monday.

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Scaglietti opened a repair shop across the street from the Ferrari works in Modena, Italy. Soon, he was repairing Ferraris and later began designing some of the automaker’s most storied models. He is credited with the 1958 Ferrari 250Testa Rossa and his Carrozzeria Scaglietti built some of the most famous custom-bodied Ferraris, including the 250 California and 250 GTO, which were designed by another longtime Ferrari associate, Pininfarina.

The entire house of Ferrari was in mourning following Scaglietti’s death.


First Look: 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Fastest road-going Ferrari ever will debut in Beijing

by on Apr.08, 2010

At nearly 210 mph, the 2011 599 GTO is the fastest road car Ferrari has ever produced.

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.

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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.