Ferrari Confirms 599 GTO, Spy Shots Hit The 'Net

Ferrari CEO Amadeo Felisa recently confirmed that the Prancing Horse plans to release a streetable version of the 599XX. The car will be dubbed 599 GTO, weigh 3600 pounds, and produce 650 HP. A range-topping Enzo successor is also planned.

Details are slim, but Felisa has confirmed that the GTO will make extensive use of lightweight materials and offer both modified gearbox ratios and aerodynamic bits. Wheel diameter will be at least twenty inches, and the car will reportedly produce twice as much downforce as the ordinary 599 GTB. The GTO will likely be unveiled at a dedicated event this summer.

Related Ferrari news:

458:
Maranello has no plans to produce a 458 Scuderia, but the 458 Spider will debut in 2011.

Hybrids: A 599 hybrid concept will be displayed at the Geneva auto show, but the company has no plans to produce a hybrid street car before 2015.

Fuel Efficiency: Cylinder deactivation, start-stop technology, and KERS will soon appear on production Ferraris, with the California being the first guinea pig.

Enzo Successor: To emphasize its "unique abilities," Maranello's next hypercar will be offered only in left-hand drive. A limited number (duh) will be sold.

[Autoblog.it and Autogespot]