Ferrari 599 GTO Spotted in Brunei


The nephew of the Sultan of Brunei shows off his newest toy, a Ferrari 599 GTO.

Life is pretty good when you are a Sultan or nephew of a Sultan. Beautiful palace, beautiful women all around you and of course tons of exotic cars, such as this gorgeous matte gunmetal gray Ferrari 599 GTO. Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, is known to have an extensive and unique car collection. The Sultan has a collection of over 7,000 cars that includes 350 Rolls-Royce's (the Sultan apparently is a fan of the Phantom and Ghost), 8 McLaren F1's, 6 Dauer 962 LM's and 2 Jaguar XJR-15's.

Some other cars in the Sultan's private collection include a Lamborghini Diablo Jota, several Ferraris, Bentleys, Jaguars, Porsches and the only right-handed Mercedes CLK-GTR in the world. The Sultan's nephew apparently takes after his uncle's knack for high-end high-performance exotics. The Ferrari 599 GTO is a road-going version of the 599XX and is also one of the fastest road cars in existence. Under the hood, the 599 GTO produces an output of 661hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 599 GTO can also accelerate or fly from 0-62 mph in a lightning fast time of 3.4 seconds with a top speed of over 208 mph.

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The 599 is scheduled for replacement sometime in 2012 by a new model codenamed "F152", that will reportedly have an aluminum frame with carbon fiber body panels, increasing output to an even 700hp. Somehow we get the impression that the nephew of the Sultan will be first on the ordering list for the 599's replacement.