Ferrari 599XX sets new Nurburgring record

Tom Webster

The Ferrari 599 has been the focus of some discussion recently – the GTO version that was recently announced has already sold out, and now the 599XX has set a new lap record at the famous German racetrack, the Nurburgring.

In fact Ferrari says it is the first production-derived sports to break the seven minute barrier at the 20.832km Nordschleife circuit – it completed the lap in just 6 minutes 58.16 seconds.

There is always a niggling fear that awesome supercars could prove to be all style and no substance, but this result should dispel that. Although only 29 examples of the £1.2m supercar will be made, it was the inspiration for the 599 GTO and lots of the technology will filter down to the road-going car.