Ferrari 599 GTO Aerodynamics, Styling, Interior and Personalization
The 599 GTO significantly benefited from Ferrari engineers’ experience in Formula One as well as from 599XX in order to optimize down force without impacting on drag. The Ferrari 599 GTO generates down force of 144 kg at 200 km/h thanks mainly to solutions transferred from the track version to the road exemplar.
In developing the 599 GTO the focus was on all the areas that have the best direct impact on aerodynamic and performance: the front, sides, rear, underbody and cooling flows. In the specific, the cooling ducts for the discs and pads have been optimized whether the wheel doughnuts reduce the energy loss caused by the rims turbulence. The front bumper has been widened to improve the fairing-in of the wheels and it is now equipped with a new wider sill design to improve the rear wheels fairing. The sill also features a more pronounced leading edge that improves the efficiency of the underbody central section.
Enhancements on the car nose are aimed to reduce drag and narrow the width of the wake generated by the front. The Ferrari 599 GTO is also equipped with a splitter, an aerodynamic surface between the front wheels, which diverts the air flow to the back of the car. At its rear, the splitter geometry guarantees an equilibrated flow contributing to maximize the efficiency of its pressure and to lower drag.
The underbody incorporates a new lower front section to optimize down force with 599XX derived diffusers. The 599 GTO has also a new double curve rear diffuser coming from the Formula One innovation and technology. Behind the wheel, the Ferrari 599 GTO gives an effect of a very short wheelbase, almost as if it was cut just behind the driver’s seat.
The 599 GTO cabin reflects its sporty character and secures functionality thanks to the significant weight saving made to boost its driving performance. Despite of its light technical material components, the 599 GTO interior is everything than bare. The floors are in aluminum and numerous carbon fiber features compliment the cabin. The standard version of the vehicle comes with cordura and 3D technical fabric trim with matching AlcantaraAï¿½. AlcantaraAï¿½ and leather trim is also available on request.
The ergonomics of the F1 gearbox console have been completely redesigned to ensure driver to easily reach the car controls. The entire interior is trimmed in matte carbon fiber and technical fabric.