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Ferrari FXX

Ferrari FXX
Ferrari FXX
Manufacturer: Ferrari
Class: mid-engined coupe
Production: 2005
Predecessor: Enzo Ferrari
Body Styles: Berlinetta
Engines: 6.2 L V12
Transmission 6-Speed Sequential
Length 4702 mm (185 in)
Width 2035 mm (80 in)
Height 1147 mm (45 in)
Weight 1,155 kg (2,546 lb)
Predecessor Ferrari F50 GT
Successor
Related Enzo
Maserati MC12
Similar Maserati MC12 Corsa
Pagani Zonda C12 F


The Ferrari FXX is a car that is being developed as part of an unusual development program by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello Italy.

The car uses some technology developed from the Ferrari Enzo and combines it with some all-new developments from Ferrari and some of the suppliers. However, the car is only a part of the overall program.


The Car

Ferrari FXX


This car was built with the same idea in mind as when Ferrari made its F50 GT.

Essentially an evolution of the Enzo, the FXX shares some components with its parent car, but significant portions are exclusive to the FXX.

The FXX's engine is based on the Enzo's but has been expanded to 6,262 cc (from 5,988 cc), and output has been boosted from 660PS, as seen in the Enzo, to 812PS at 8,500 rpm.

The gearbox incorporates the latest developments from Ferrari's F1 program and has a shift time under 100 ms. The brake pads are upgraded compared to those on the Enzo. It does, however, retain the ceramic discs found on the Enzo.

The tires on the FXX are 19 inch slicks custom-developed for the car, though road-legal.

As with the Enzo, the seat and pedal configuration are custom fit to the user's exact measurements.

The FXX features a comprehensive data-monitoring and telemetry that not only allows the driver to improve performance, but also provides Ferrari technicians with valuable data to improve the FXX and future road-going Ferraris.

Ferrari has built 30 (original number 29) of these cars, and they have all been sold to preselected past Ferrari customers, except for one that Ferrari S.p.A. kept, including Ferrari's F1 World Champion driver, Michael Schumacher, the 30th. Schumacher's FXX differs from others in that it is the only black FXX without a stripe and comes with red trim on the wheels, matte exhaust tips (regular FXX's have chrome tips),it has also holds the famous MS signature on the side in red, number 30 on the doors and his personal insignia on the seats. These few customers will not only own a Ferrari FXX, but also participate in further testing and brand development. As the vehicle is not street legal, owners have the option of storing the car at Ferrari's facilities. As part of the FXX program, the car is maintained by the Ferrari factory. The purpose of this particular program is to allow Ferrari's top customers exclusive access to its most up-to-date technology and to use their input to help develop future models. The FXX was reported to cost 1.5 million euro (excluding taxes), for the car and the services that Ferrari provides with it.

Ferrari FXX

Specifications

FXX Evolution

The Ferrari FXX program will continue until 2008/2009. The car will have so called Evolution kit, that will improve the car to become even more powerful. The 6262 cc V12 engine will be pushing out 860PS at 9500 rpm, also gearbox is tweaked and shift time has been reduced by 20 milliseconds and it will take now only 60 milliseconds. The car has also aerodynamic changes and traction control system is also made better.

The FXX at the 2006 Ferrari Challenge at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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