The driver of a Ferrari 599 GTO has managed to crash his ride in China, at the Shanghai Formula 1 track, after pushing the throttle too hard and losing control of the wheel.
The impressive Ferrari 599 GTO may have left the production line last year, when it was replaced by the F12 Berlinetta, but that doesn’t mean that the supercar is good for the scrapyard. Unfortunately, some of these rides will eventually end up in the crusher because of bad drivers, like the one in this case, who will have to search deep in his pockets for the money to service it.
Witnesses to the incident were saying that the Ferrari 599 GTO has been crashed on the track’s start-finish straight after its driver was performing donuts. The good news is that no one was injured in the unfortunate event, the bad news is that one of the best front-mid engined supercars out there will need a lot of money in order to return to its former glory.
The Ferrari 599 GTO has been in production since 2006 and it has been replaced just last year by the F12 Berlinetta. The model in question came with a 6.0L V12 engine, fitted in the front, which is producing a total output of 612 HP (456 kW) at 7,600 rpm and it has a peak torque of 608 Nm (448 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes 3.7 seconds and top speed stands over 330 km/h (205 mph).