FXX: 6.3 liter V12.
15 June 2005.
has developed an innovative technical collaboration
programme around the FXX prototype aimed at its most
dedicated and passionate clients.
The FXX is the most advanced GT ever
created at Maranello and its mission is to involve Ferrari’s
most valued clients as genuine Prancing Horse Test Drivers
in their own right. The wealth of data and experience
gathered in the course of this very special programme will
be exceptionally important.
In fact, the feedback from these highly
skilled, non-professional Client Test Drivers will be
compared and supplemented with suggestions from Michael
Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Ferrari’s
professional in-house Test Drivers.
Every Client who signs up for the FXX
project by purchasing one of the estimated 20 or so cars
being built, will actually be joining Team Ferrari, and
will have his driving experiences at the wheel of this new
car monitored directly by the Prancing Horse’s
technicians and specialists.
ceramic material disc brakes to take care
of 800+ hp.
The FXX is the fruit of Ferrari’s
know-how in building special limited-series sports cars
combined with, of course, its racing experience. It will
provide the basic framework on which the specifics of
future extreme models will be worked out. The
exceptionally powerful FXX delivers absolutely blistering
performance on all fronts.
The FXX has not been homologated for
road use and thus will not be a competition model. It will
be used exclusively on the track as part of a specific
ongoing research and development programme featuring this
first ever group of Client Test Drivers.
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
msec. This is almost as fast as the F1 single-seaters,
themselves the absolute pinnacle of current technological
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