2005 Ferrari FXX
Horsepower @ RPM:800@8500
0-60 time:2.8 sec.
Top Speed:217 mph
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Ferrari’s “XX” program has given birth to some of the most incredible performance Ferraris we’ve seen this millennium. The project began back in the early 2000s with the Ferrari FXX, a high-performance racer that was based on the Enzo. Production of the FXX began in 2005 and in the course of its life, 30 models were produced, each packing 789 horsepower and 506 pound-feet of torque from its massive 6.3-liter V-12 engine. Despite the limited quantities and the difficulties in owning one, the FXX became such a popular car that Ferrari followed it up with the even more exclusive, 850-horsepower FXX Evoluzione. To this day, the FXX Evoluzione is still considered the fastest car Ferrari has ever released, thanks in part to its 250 mph top speed.
When the FXX program was shelved in 2009, Ferrari turned its attention to its successor, the 599XX. Based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX followed the same blueprint as its predecessor. It was designed strictly for track use and was developed with pure and unadulterated performance in mind. As a result, the 599XX came with a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that produced in excess of 720 horsepower, accelerating at a breathless 9,000 rpm. And just like the FXX, the 599XX was quickly followed by the 599XX Evolution, a lighter and radically re-styled version that also had more power (740 horsepower) than its “standard” counterpart. The 599XX and the 599XX Evoluzione may not have been as quick as the FXXs, but these models featured the latest in automotive technology at the time, something it’s own successor, the FXX K, can proudly say as well.
For all intents and purposes, the Ferrari FXX K is the incumbent standard-bearer of the XX program. It’s based on the LaFerrari, which means that it also has a hybrid engine that produces a staggering 1,050 horsepower, 848 of which come from the hypercar’s 6.3-liter V-12 and the extra 187 ponies coming by way of an electric motor. It’s by far the most powerful of all the track-only XX Ferraris, although by account of its hybrid engine, it’s also somewhat muted compared to the ear-splitting shrieks its two predecessors routinely produce.
No more was that evident than during the recently-held Ferrari World Finals at the Mugello circuit. In about as rare an occurrence as you can find, all the Ferraris under the XX program paraded around the track in a show of force the likes of which none of us will see anywhere else. The video is over six minutes long and is best viewed with the volume in full blast.
If you’re visiting this site, then chances are pretty good that you’re a fan of loud, uncorked V-12s, especially when they’re attached to Ferrari’s new track-only hybrid hypercar. If that’s the case, then turn up your speakers for three minutes of furious noise, full-throttle acceleration and flybys that would make Maverick and Goose proud — all courtesy of this white Ferrari FXX K at the Imola circuit in Italy.
Things start out in the garage, where we get a face full of FXX K start-up noise before heading out to the track for some hot laps. The video shooter says speeds were well above 180 mph on the main straight, with the V-12 at full song.
The footage appears to have been shot at the same session that saw this and three other FXX Ks undergoing final testing before checking in for duty with Ferrari’s customer research and development program. The FXX K makes its program debut at the Ferrari Racing Days event at the Hungaroring near Budapest later in June.
Ferrari is only building 32 FXX Ks (though we wouldn’t be surprised if Ferrari introduced an FXX K Evoluzione after the current two year program wraps up), and despite being a $2.7-million car you can’t drive on the road, all have been spoken for. Similar to the LaFerrari road car on which it’s based, its 860-horsepower V-12 is supplemented by a 190-horsepower electric motor for a grand total of 1,050 horsepower.
With active aero and suspension and the processing power of the NSA, it adjusts to changing conditions within milliseconds. It hits 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. Unless your last name is Vettel or Raikkonen, it’s probably cleverer than you are.
Ferrari’s outrageous FXX K track car will soon finish its final two days of testing before making an official debut at the Ferrari Racing Days in Budapest, where it will launch a two-year research and development program in the hands of a select few “client-test drivers.”
The finishing tests will be performed at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola, located roughly 25 miles east of Bologna and 50 miles east of the Ferrari factory in Maranello. The cars will go through 30-minute runs to sort out any lingering issues. In attendance will be Ferrari’s Senior Vice President for Commercial & Marketing, Enrico Galliera, and the head of GT and Corse Clienti Sporting Activity Director, Antonello Coletta.
The FXX K is not designed for official competition, and is therefore unburdened by the constraints of official race homologation restrictions. Ferrari says it was “developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test program over the coming two years.”
Only 32 FXX Ks will be produced, each of which is already spoken for, with asking price for entry into the program set at $2.7 million per vehicle.
Continue reading for the full story.
Having joined the Scuderia Ferrari on a three-year contract beginning with the 2015 Formula One season, Sebastian Vettel has also won the right to drive Maranello’s latest supercars, including the bonkers, track-exclusive FXX K. With the new F1 season just around the corner, the German took a brief break from testing the new SF15-T single-seater to answer a few questions he received from his fans through the #askSeb campaign. Interestingly enough, he answered to the fans’ most interesting questions while hooning the Ferrari FXX K. Definitely a stunt only a gifted driver such as Vettel would be able to pull of without inflicting damage to an extremely rare supercar.
And by "rare" I mean that Ferrari plans to build only 30 units of the Ferrari FXX K and sell them for around $3.1 million each. As a brief reminder, the FXX K is a track-exclusive supercar based on the hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari. Its updated drivetrain produces 1,021 horsepower, and it will hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Top speed is quoted at more than 217 mph, making it the fastest Ferrari ever built.
Much like the FXX and 599XX before it, Ferrari gets to choose the customers that buy one. Maranello also gets to keep all of them, and owners are invited to specific track days where Ferrari will deliver the car for some track fun, then take it back to its headquarters when the day is over. How’s that for a luxury rent-a-racer program?
YouTube user Marchettino managed to shoot another great video and this time he got inside a Ferrari FXX Evolution and filmed a couple of exciting laps at Imola. The sound of the V-12 engine invading the cockpit is just awesome; at least this is what he claims, which he backs up with this sweet video.
The FXX Evoluzione was powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that developed a total of 860 horsepower. The engine was mated to a six-speed, paddle-shift F1-style transmission and sprinted the supercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
When compared to a base FXX, the Evolution package added a new rear diffuser and rear flaps, which increases aerodynamic efficiency by 25 percent, increased engine output by 70 horsepower, lowered shift times by 20 milliseconds and much, much more.
To help give you a better idea on what a great opportunity this was for Marchettino, keep in mind that the FXX Evos are usually auctioned for more than $2 million.
If you have over $4 million in your bank account and you cannot find a way to spend it, we offer you two solutions. You can either hand some over to us or you can snag up a pair of supercars previously owned by Michael Schumacher. We are not talking about some ordinary supercars either - not that any supercars are “normal” - but about a specially designed Ferrari Enzo and an unique FXX.
The two supercars were put on sale by supercar dealer, Garage Zenith, and are priced as follows: almost $1.5 million for the Enzo and $2.7 million for the FXX.
What makes the two vehicles so special, besides being driven by the Formula 1 champion, of course? Well, both of them were specially designed for Schumacher and are even more unique than the original models. The Enzo features a few famous signatures under the hood, including Ferrari’s chairman Luca di Montezemolo. The FXX is the only one in the world to don a black paint scheme. For a little extra uniqueness, Schumacher drove the FXX at Top Gear’s test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome back in 2009.
Both models were given to Schumacher as a sign of appreciation for his achievements.
Click past the jump to read more about the FXX and Enzo.
When Universal showed the first trailer of Fast & Furious 6 during the Super Bowl, we noticed that there was a Ferrari FXX in one of the scenes. A closer look, by way of the amazing technology known as "pause," and we noticed that it wasn’t exactly an actual FXX, but a replica of said exotic.
How could this be possible? Well, a few styling cues from the car seems to suggest as such. The most obvious are the headlights, which actually don’t belong in a real FXX, but in Ferrari’s other limited edition supercar, the Enzo.
Also, check out the vents of the car in a photo uploaded by Ludacris in his Instagram account (by the way, we went back to his account and it appears that the photo has since been taken down). We bring this up because we don’t see the vents and the rivets on the car’s fenders. Speaking of rivets, the one on Ludacris’ photo has them just north of the Enzo-like headlights, which a real FXX shouldn’t have in the first place.
And finally, do you see the vents on the side of the replica FXX? By our account, the real FXX doesn’t have that many of ’em.
If you want to compare photos, we’ve included a gallery of the actual FXX. Check it out and let us know what you think!
From the people that once gave us the world’s slowest Porsche 911 GT3 RS comes another masterpiece of a creation.
We appreciate a funny parody when we see one; this particular creation, called the Fahrradi Farfalla FFX certainly ranks among the funniest we’ve seen in a while. From afar, the vehicle looks every bit like a Ferrari FXX supercar, but once you take a closer look, you discover that the only thing "super" about it is its design.
What lies underneath the specially constructed aluminum frame is, for lack of a better term, a bicycle that runs on the leg strength of the one riding it. For good hilarious measure, folks behind this piece of work decided to turn the skit to a whole new level by producing a video that mocks Michael Schumacher’s SLS "tunnel" commercial, complete with a ridiculous visual effect of the Farfalla FFX driving on the walls and ceiling of the tunnel.
Check out the video (after the jump) and a few photos of a true one-of-a-kind vehicle...err...bicycle. Let the hilarity ensue!
The Ferrari FXX Evoluzione was unveiled back in 2006 and was limited to only 30 units. The chance of actually owning one was, well, slim if not non-existent, but for those with a very large wallet, the upcoming RM Auction in Monaco (May 12, 2012) will be the perfect opportunity to finally pick one up. That is, of course, if you have an extra $1.7 to $2.2 million to spend.
As a reminder, the FXX Evoluzione is powered by a 6.3 liter V12 engine that develops a total of 860 HP. The engine is mated to a six-speed, paddle-shift F1-style transmission and sprints the supercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
Compared to a standard FXX, the Evoluzione kit adds a new rear diffuser and rear flaps, which increases aerodynamic efficiency by 25%. The car put on auction will be painted in a very cool jet black color combined with the Italian "Tricolore" on the front and rear of the car.
In just a few words, the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is a must have for any Ferrari collector.
The 2011 edition of the Ferrari Racing Days at Laguna Seca was supposed to be a fun day of merry-making amongst owners of the Prancing Horse.
The weekend-long event featured a number of races involving cars from the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, including that of the new 458 Italia, as well as the FXX and the 599 XX.
Unfortunately, one owner of a rare Ferrari FXX didn’t have as good a weekend as his contemporaries after crashing his supercar out on the infamous ’Corkscrew’ section of the racetrack. While the damage doesn’t appear to be as serious as it should have been - FXX models are not meant for collisions - the dings and scratches are still noticeable enough to leave a pretty big dent in the owner’s wallet.
He could probably still afford paying for the damage done to his street-illegal sports car, but for a vehicle that could fetch millions of dollars in the market, the owner of this FXX should probably take good care of his prized stallion the next time he takes it out on the race track.
The Scottsdale Auction Week has just wrapped up its activities and has achieved its status as the most successful auction ever, pulling in $14.2 Million in final sales. Among those sales were some oldies, but goodies which brought in more than their fair share of benjamins.
"Scottsdale’s sunshine cast a warm glow over the Valley this week but the real heat emanated from our auction today with a fantastic crowd turnout and more than $14 Million in sales," said President and founder David Gooding. "Collectors and enthusiasts will not want to miss the excitement tomorrow, when highlights such as our barnfind 1948 Tucker and Fiat 8V Supersonic are presented."
On a vintage note, several significant and highly-original cars from the 1950s and 60s sold very well, including a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that sold for $858,000, a 1965Ferrari 275 GTB that sold for $797,500, and an unrestored 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra that sold for $610,500.
But one of the most impressive auctions was a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione which sold for an impressive $2.09 Million. This model is one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created. It is powered by a 6262 cc V12 engine that delivers 860 hp at 9500 rpm and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 249 mph.
Gooding and Company are preparing for an amazing auction event set to take place on Friday, January 21 2011 in Scottsdale. This event will lead to the auctioning off of many supercars belonging to the estate of renowned collector Benny Caiola. Although many supercars will be in attendance and hoping to be sold to a good home, the two most prized pieces will be the 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione and a 2005 Maserati MC 12.
The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created. It is powered by a 6262 cc V12 engine that delivers 860 hp at 9500 rpm and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 249 mph.
The 2005 Maserati MC 12 was purchased direct from the factory and is vehicle number 31 of the 50 built. It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers an impressive 624 HP and can exceed 205mph at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds.
The two models are expected to be auctioned off for more than $4 million and join a long line of other supercars ready to take the auction plunge. The list of cars includes a 1995 Ferrari F50, a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE, a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster.
Press release after the jump.
By now, it would seem to be common knowledge to anyone who has a remote interest in cars that Top Gear is one place that you never doubt when it comes to rolling out the most exotic of exotic supercars in the world without even trying to plead to the manufacturer to lend them the said supercar.
If you’re an automaker, when Top Gear asks if they can test drive your car, there’s no way that anybody could say no, especially with the amount of publicity the show – and the magazine for that matter – provides.
And if you need any more proof of that, this video is all you need to understand just how much clout Top Gear has in the industry. That, dear friends, is a Ferrari FXX - one of the rarest supercars running around in this planet – that’s being put to its paces at Ferrari’s legendary test track in Fiorano by renowned test driver Dario Benuzzi. Like we said, the FXX is a car that’s usually found in posters and wish lists, but, apparently, that’s not the case for Top Gear.
Just before Michael Schumacher took off his white helmet and exposed himself as the Stig on the BBC television show Top Gear, he set a new speed record around the Top Gear test track in his personal Ferrari FXX. The racing spec super car gets an additional 150 HP over the standard model and takes advantage of lightweight materials to carry speed through the turns so it can hit it’s top speed of 217 MPH when it hits the straight away.
The previous record was held by the Gumpert Apollo, some 6.5 seconds slower. As nice as the factory tuned racing version of the Enzo is, personally we can’t wait for the 599XX based on the GTB Fiorano of a similar numerical nature.
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.
If Ferrari is your passion, well and also if you have a lot of money, you will be pleased to know that you now can find a unique FXX on sale on EBay. The current bid is 2.4M euro (this is around $3.273 million).
The FXX is powered by an imposing 6,262 cc V12 engine that can punch out over 800 hp at 8,500 rpm. Its gearbox is the result of the transfer of F1 strategies, delivering gear change times of under 100 ms. This is almost as fast as the F1 single-seaters, themselves the absolute (...)
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.
The ultimate in the exotic car world is on sale at Exotic Motorcars based in Boynton Beach, FL. All of the 29 FXX models built were supposedly sold to Client Test Drivers, longstanding Ferrari customers chosen by Maranello to become a bonafide part of Team Ferrari through their ownership of this track-bound hotbed of F1 racing technology. Those customers ponied up nearly $1.8 million to own an FXX new, and apparently the car is appreciating nicely after only a year in existence. Delivery (...)