Vail Valley Wheels and Wings spotlight: 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO |

Vail Valley Wheels and Wings spotlight: 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado -The 2011 Vail Automotive Classic’s Wheels and Wings Show takes place Saturday at the Vail Valley Jet Center in Gypsum and Sunday in the streets of Vail.Among the featured vehicles at the show is a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.Its details include:From• Horsepower: 670 (standard is 612)• 0-60: 3.35 seconds• Top speed: 208 mph”The 599 GTO’s V12 engine is capable of revving to 9,000 revolutions per minute. Power is routed through an F1-style six-speed gearbox.”The 599’s chassis has been thoroughly reworked for the GTO treatment, and Ferrari says the improvements completely eliminated any understeer. “Of course, with it being well known that weight is the No. 1 enemy of performance, Ferrari also took several actions to shave off unnecessary weight. The areas involved include the bodywork and greenhouse (with thinner gauge aluminum and thinner glass), the brakes, transmission and exhaust system. “The result is a dry weight of 1,495 kilograms and a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.23 kilograms per horsepower, a very significant figure that underlines the GTO’s performance potential.”Registration for the 2011 Vail Automotive Classic’s Wheels & Wings Show is $40 per vehicle. Vintage and modern cars and motorcycles may register online at This year’s Featured Marque is Ferrari, with over 10 vintage Ferraris registered. For more information, visit

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