How far has Ferrari come since the 599 GTO? Jethro Bovingdon investigates.
In the coming weeks and months expect to see a litany of reviews of Ferrari's V12-powered flagship, as just last week the F12 was rolled out in front of the world's press in Maranello for them to have a taste of the 740 horsepower supercar.
To date, evo magazine's Jethro Bovingdon has delivered the best of the current reviews, as he is the first to compare the new Ferrari F12 against its natural predecessor, the 599 GTO. Released just two years ago, when the former flagship was introduced it was the fastest street-legal car to wear the Prancing Horse, a distinction that now belongs to the F12berlinetta.
The 599 Grand Turismo Omologato is powered by a 670hp 6.0-liter V12, can sprint from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds, hit a top speed of 205 mph and is quicker round Fiorano than the Enzo. But can it live with the F12? Jethro finds out.