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This Gorgeous Ferrari 599 GTO Is Just Begging For Some Good Driving

Only 2,739 miles on the clock? That's criminal.

Cars, especially Ferraris, are meant to be driven. We honestly hate seeing some of the best driver’s cars ever built being stored away solely for future investment purposes. That’s why a truly passionate (and wealthy) driver needs to place a bid for this literally unused 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO. It has just 2,739 miles on its clock, which isn’t exactly making good use of that 6.0-liter V12 with 670 hp. Unfortunately, Ferrari decided not to use a six-speed gated shifter for the 599 GTO, instead preferring the now standard F1 gearbox.

As the spiritual descendent of the Ferrari 250 GTO and 288 GTO, the 599 GTO was developed for road use from the downright maddening 599xx race car. And, of course, just 599 examples were produced, with only 125 US-bound. At the time, the 599 GTO was the fastest Ferrari road car ever produced, blasting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. The 670 hp kicks in at 8,400 rpm, making the 599 GTO one of the few cars out there that exceeds 100 hp per liter without using forced induction. Top speed is 208 mph. Its Pininfarina designed body was further modified from that of the base 599 in order to enhance its aerodynamics and generate greater downforce and more control at high speed.

To shave off some poundage, Ferrari went with thinner aluminum panels, thinner glass and lighter components in the brakes, transmission and exhaust. Total weight came to only 3,295 pounds. This particular 599 GTO, which will be auctioned at RM Auction’s Santa Monica event on June 24, is featured in Bianco Avus paint with an Extra Campionaro, a non-standard color, and an Alcantara interior in Blu Scuro with carbon fiber accents, Tessuto T3D1 Nero 35 fabric, and Bianco stitching. It also has the optional colored steering wheel, Cascade Telematic Nav system, Bose Hifi stereo, iPod connection and power everything.

There are also full electric seats and front and rear parking sensors, which are useful for someone who wants to drive this around town. RM Auctions estimates the final sale price will be around $650,000 to $750,000. Photos courtesy of RM Auctions.

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