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New King of the Ring: 599XX

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 24, 2010 @ 10:00 am In Travel,Weekend | Comments Disabled

599xx_nurburgring_01 [1]

Wired Autopia [2]:

“Porsche 911s and Nissan GT-Rs and Corvette ZR1s are very nice cars and quite quick around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. But they must bow before the new king of the ‘Ring, the Ferrari 599XX.

The 700-horsepower über-Ferrari is the first-ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier at the classic 20.832 kilometer Nordschleife (North Loop), a benchmark of automotive performance. The 599XX lapped the track in an astonishing 6 minutes, 58.16 seconds. That’s almost half-a-minute faster than the mighty Ferrari Enzo.”

EO

via Wired Autopia [2]

Hat tip Howard!

UPDATE

Here is the Top Gear review of the 599


106 Top Gear – Ferrari 599 GTB [3]


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[3] 106 Top Gear – Ferrari 599 GTB: http://www.streetfire.net/video/106-top-gear-ferrari-599-gtb_185946.htm

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