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2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Review

The new Mercedes 599 GTO is an excessive V12 berlinetta designed to a particular performance-oriented brief. The Mercedes 599 GTO is, actually, the organization's most effective ever street car. It is an unique unique unique which, in legitimate Mercedes custom, is a absolutely new idea, at the same time influenced by a generation car. In reality the Mercedes 599 GTO is using the 599XX, the innovative fresh monitor car, and can be regarded almost a road-going edition.

The Mercedes 599 GTO is set aside for just 599 customers who search for the highest possible idea of high-performance generating. The Mercedes 599 GTO advantages immediately from the technological move from rushing and set a history lap time at Fiorano in 1'24".

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

The Fiorano lap time provides just one clue of the prospective of this car. Just as considerable are the technological requirements - 670 hp in a 1495kg car symbolizes a weight-to-power rate of just 2.23 kg/hp, and guarantees a 0-100 km/h rate duration of just 3.35" as well as a top rate of over 335 km/h.

Fundamental to the GTO's efficiency is the modern strategy to case progression which, for initially on a generation car, saw the incorporation between a managing set-up updated for a stage of responsiveness that is near to the control and extremely innovative automated manages. The outcome is the almost finish lack of understeer and a truly communicative case.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

As is Ferrari's policy, every new Mercedes features new remedies for a road car. Thus the Mercedes 599 GTO is outfitted with the newest, second-generation carbon-ceramic braking system which are brighter in weight and offer better performance, new sleek innovative developments, such as the rim raspberry braid which increase sleek performance as well as improve braking system air conditioning, and the Supersport car tyres developed by Michelin include a greater front steering rim for greater roadholding. The driver-car program is also new with the ownership of the Exclusive Competition Professional (VRE) which provides the car owner with immediate information on performance.
The Mercedes 599 GTO's more extreme personality is also obvious in a variety of design components that remember the 599XX and from the highly effective sound of the V12.

The GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata) handle immediately calls to mind two Ferraris that have joined the combined creativity as signs of efficiency. After the 1962 250 GTO, which taken the forums in GT rushing types in the Sixties and is now a very valued collector car, came the well-known 1984 GTO, which generally designed the entire modern supercar category.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
The web special contains photographs, video clips and interview on the new car, while an unique review for a few Mercedes customers will be presented on May 14 at the Army Academia in Modena. The public very first of the Mercedes 599 GTO will instead be at the China Worldwide Generator Show at the end of May.
ENGINE AND GEARBOX

The Mercedes 599 GTO's engine is immediately resulting from the 599XX device employing, however, the necessary versions for road-going homologation. It thus conforms with Dollar 5 and LEV 2 expectations. The 5999 cc 65-degree V12 engine hand techniques out 670 CV at 8250 rpm with highest possible twisting of 620 Nm at 6500 rpm and there is a sleek, continuous hurry of energy all the way to the redline with no loss of mobility even at method and low revs. This outcome was acquired by working on the fluid-dynamics and elements to decrease inner scrubbing and by using, amongst other things, the 599XX's re-designed crankshaft. The car also has a racing-type consumption program with a new numerous with diffuser-type consumption geometry and short intake places developed to strengthen energy distribution at higher revs and decrease failures. To strengthen volumetric performance per pump, a relationship between the two plenums at the top side pays for versions in the amount. This is how the designers maintained to obtain highest possible performance at higher engine connections. The engine seem inside the car is properly maintained to stability the consumption seem with the fatigue, which functions a 599XX-derived 6-into-1 numerous.

The Mercedes 599 GTO functions the same, reduced 60 ms switch periods and the opportunity to make several downshifts as on the 599XX.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS

One of the most considerable innovative developments on the Mercedes 599 GTO is the shut relationship between the case set-up, which is near to the managing control, and the feedback from the automated manages which are developed to improve overall levels of performance.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Since the very first declares of the two cars' progression, Maranello's designers proved helpful to make sure that these two places of the car would be effortlessly incorporated thus forcing responsiveness to the control. The outcome is, of course, outstanding generating engagement as well as quicker lap periods. Apart from new rises and a stronger back anti-roll bar, the car also functions a second technology magnetorheological revocation management program (SCM2). The revocation works in conjunction with the VDC (Vehicle Energetic Control) and latest-generation F1-Trac extender management. This makes the car extremely aware of car owner information - thanks in part to the ownership of a very immediate guiding rate - but also very continuous under stopping, crisper on turn-in, more accurate in cornering and quicker out of sides.
WEIGHT REDUCTION

The Mercedes 599 GTO gets much of the progression perform - using the same concepts as employed in F1 - that went into making the 599XX such an excessive performance car. Decreasing weight was a important purpose and the outcome was the wide-spread use of compounds and elements produced with technological innovation more similar to rushing requirements. The areas engaged include the body-work and techniques (with slimmer evaluate alloy and slimmer glass), the braking system, indication and fatigue system. The outcome is a dry weight of 1495 kg and a weight-to-power rate of just 2.23 kg/hp, a very significant determine that underlines the GTO's performance potential.

AERODYNAMICS

The Mercedes 599 GTO's the rules of aerodynamics have gained considerably from Mercedes engineers' experience in F1 and with the 599XX which permitted downforce to be considerably enhanced without affecting on move. Thanks to remedies relocated from the track car to the road-going edition, the GTO produces downforce of 144 kg at 200 km/h. The entire car was produced, such as the top side, the edges, the flat underbody and air conditioning runs. In the latter example, the GTO can trust enhanced ducting to the braking system dvds and protects, and the ownership of rim raspberry braid - a dvd located outside the braking system dvd that ensure that hot air leaving the wheelarch continues to be as close to the body of the car as possible to decrease move.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Work on the nasal area of the car was targeted at lowering the wider of the awaken produced by the top side and thus decrease move. The front side spoiler carries a individual reduced side that raises downforce at the top side of the car and raises the circulation of air conditioning air to the oil rad. On the flanks there's a new sill design with a more obvious top rated that helps the performance of the middle area of the underbody. The underbody itself carries a new, reduced front side area with diffusers ahead of the top side tires to optimize downforce, and a new double-curve back diffuser / extractor.
WHEEL RIMS AND TYRES

Here the difference in size between the top side and back car tyres has been modified. The GTO's front side car tyres are now 285/30 on a 9.5" route with 315/35 on an 11.5" route at the back. The Mercedes 599 GTO has 20" rims. Throw hardness is greater at the back to reduce understeer. These remedies assurance enhanced side hold and faster turn in.

BRAKES

The new CCM2 avoiding mechanism is brighter in weight and even more constant in powerful situations. Its constant coefficient of attrition recommended that the ABS could be adjusted to a particularly powerful level, further reducing lap times, thanks to enhanced deceleration and smaller avoiding ranges. In fact, the Mercedes 599 GTO presents an excellent 100 to 0 km/h avoiding distance of just 32.5 meters. As well as their role in helping the rules of aerodynamics, the Method 1-derived wheel raspberry braid also improve avoiding performance by optimising braking system air conditioning.

CAR-DRIVER INTERFACE

The car-driver program was designed to improve car and car owner performance with a structure of the main orders that guarantees total performance and minimum diversion. The Rushing manettino also places the focus strongly on nice, track-specific generating configurations by offering the car owner full choice with reverence to the electronic management guidelines. The ICE position on the Mercedes 599 GTB Fiorano has been modified by CT-Off (traction management off). The GTO is also installed with unique, longer carbon-fibre F1 paddles for easier use in high-speed generating. In addition the GTO also features the Exclusive Competition Professional, a program that screens the position of the car and gives the car owner immediate exposure of vehicle performance.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Mercedes 599 GTO technological specifications

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length: 4710 mm (185.4 in)
Width: 1962 mm (77.2 in)
Height: 1326 mm (52.2 in)
Wheelbase: 2750 mm (108.3 in)
Front side track: 1701 mm (67.0 in)
Back track: 1618 mm (63.7 in)
Dry weight: 1495 kg (3296 lbs)
Kerb weight: 1605 kg (3538 lbs)
Bodyweight distribution: 47% front - 53% rear
Gas container capacity: 105 ltrs (27.7 US gal/23.1 UK/gal)
Start volume: 320 ltrs (11.3 cu ft)
ENGINE
Type: V12 - 65°
Carried & heart stroke : 92 x 75.2 mm (3.62 x 2.96 in)
Unitary displacement: 499.9 cc (30.51 cu in)
Complete displacement: 5999 cc (366.08 cu in)
Tension ratio: 11.2:1
Highest possible power: 500 kW (670 CV) at 8250 rpm
Highest possible twisting : 620 Nm (457 lbs/ft) at 6500 rpm
GEARBOX
F1 6-speed + reverse
SUSPENSION
SCM2 - Magnetorheological Supension Control
TYRES
Front: 285/30 ZR20"
Rear: 315/35 ZR20"
CARBON-CERAMIC BRAKES
Front: 398 x 38 mm (15.7 x 1.5 in)
Rear: 360 x 32 mm (14.2 x 1.3 in)
ELECTRONIC CONTROLS
CST with F1-Trac: Extender and balance control
TPTMS: Steering wheel demand and heat range tracking system
PERFORMANCE
Highest possible speed: over 335 km/h (over 208 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) : 3.35 sec
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Put together pattern (ECE): 17.5 l/100 km
CO2 EMISSIONS
Put together pattern (ECE): 411 g/km