Edo Competition tuner is really lucky to have in its hands one of the 30 Ferrari FXXs . Although the FXX was never programmed as a model to hit the public roads, Edo Competition decided the world needed a FXX which can be released on the streets.
The standard FXX received a 6.3L V12 engine capable of 800HP and features 19-inch forged alloy wheels riding on racing slicks, brakes made of a combination of carbon fiber and ceramic, and a gearbox that can shift gears in less than 100ms. In order to furfill the German TÜV regulations Edo didn’t have to make a lot of changes. The biggest hurdle was to raise the car so it would be legal on German public roads. Other modification they brought include new brake pads, production car tires, an exhaust valve and more restrictive catalytic converter. As a nice gift, the tuner also managed to add a plus of 80HP to the existing power with the help of just a few minor ECU mods. If any of the other 29 FXX owners would like to make theirs everyday drivable, now they know where to go.
It is the ultra exclusive version of the ultra exclusive supercar based on another ultra exclusive supercar. There are only 3 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione in the world and two of them are going to Hong Kong (the third stayed in Europe.) There are only 30 total Ferrari FXXs in the world, all based from the Enzo of which only 400 were made. The FXX is a more track-minded version of the Enzo, and the Evoluzione version is an even more track friendly version of the FXX. Power for the three cars comes from a 6.2 liter V-12 rated at 860 horsepower.
In special projects like this Ferrari doesn’t go looking for customers. Instead it takes applications and chooses the lucky few from their exclusive client list. But exclusivity has its price. The FXX Evoluzione is reported to cost about $2.8 million.
Ferrari announced that the 2008 Ferrari Challenge Series will continue on August 8-10 at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Northern California. This event will include demonstrations of the 860+ hp, limited edition, FXX supercar , which this season have been updated with an evolution package aimed to further improving the vehicle’s handling and performance.
The Ferrari Challenge is one of the numerous "exclusive" experiences that Ferrari offers its customers — and whether owners are actually racing in the series, dining in the luxurious VIP hospitality tents, participating in weekend driving clinics or socializing with those that share their enthusiasm for Ferrari, the weekend provides a unique atmosphere and incomparable experience.
See TopSpeed exclusive pictures from the Miami event .
Press release after the jump.
This strange Ferrari FXX was caught leaving the Maranello factory using the rear gate from which usually leave the prototypes for testings. So, what does that means?
It may be a mule that hides some "exciting" new invention for a future road model (the car is also equipped with side mirrors, so it is unlikely to test some solution for the track). Might this be the first step to the future F70, Enzo’s successor ? We will need to wait and see!
The Ferrari FXX and the relative package cost a total of 1.5 million euro (excluding taxes). But when you had the chance to own a supercar like this and decided to sell (I can’t understand why do...), you can be more than sure that you will make a small fortune just by one transaction.
The guy deciding to sell is living in Yokohama. Japan. And what place is the best place to sell a supercar like the FXX? The United Arab Emirates of course. He found a happy client in Dubai who paid 2.6 million euros to buy a piece rare in the history of Ferrari.
More about the FXX after the jump.
The innovative FXX programme, based on the eponymous prototype car and launched by Ferrari in June 2005, is being extended to 2008/2009. The FXX, which is the most advanced GT ever created at Maranello, has been updated with an evolution package aimed at further improving its handling and performance. The package was developed as a result of Ferrari’s collaboration with its Client Test Drivers and with the invaluable support of Michael Schumacher. The FXXs equipped with this package will also sport a new livery in addition to new rear wing profiles.
The Ferrari Challenge regroups Ferrari owners and their family around the track for a weekend of fun and gentleman racing. Those 2 days at the track feature the now famous F430 race, the FXX program, Formula One Clients and driving clinics.
As soon as you enter the parking area you are in Ferrari territory. The lot is filled with Maranello finest super cars.