Originally Posted by Camread
the GTO is a great car but I don't think its a hardcore sports car like its "little" brother or the LFA.
It is supposed to be the most hardcore Ferrari, which is why it is wearing the GTO badge. However, it just cannot simply mask the fact that the platform was created for a very large and heavy GT car. Though, they tried to reduce the weight substantially and made the handling more hardcore, the 458 Italia is lighter, nimbler and very responsive in the same manner Lexus LFA is.
LFA has beaten both the 599 GTB with HGTE track package and the 599 GTO, but I think only the 458 Italia is what truly should be compared to the LFA.
Also, the platform for the GTO is fairly outdated since the car was originally developed way back in 2002.