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Ferrari FXX street legal???

I was browsing the Buying and Selling section at cars I can't afford I came accross an FXX...and it says possible transformationi to public roads. Everything that I have read says that the owner of the car isn't the persay 'owner' it is a test car from Ferrari. I was just curious if anyone on here knew if the FXX is a possible road legal car if they take the proper steps into making it road legal.

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Chris, I've seen pictures of a coupple of FXXs with license plates, I've asked myself that same question over and over again and never found a good answer for it.

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I don't see how it couldn't be made street legal, fairly easily. I know all you need here in Nebraska are headlights, taillights-with reverse lights, turn signals front and rear and plates front and rear. But life is simple around this part of the country We dont have any of the smog regulations like bigger cities do, so it makes it mighty easy for someone to bring in say a Nissan Skyline r33 and get it plated here.

Good luck trying to get that thing plated in say, California
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I don't see how it couldn't be made street legal, fairly easily. I know all you need here in Nebraska are headlights, taillights-with reverse lights, turn signals front and rear and plates front and rear. But life is simple around this part of the country We dont have any of the smog regulations like bigger cities do, so it makes it mighty easy for someone to bring in say a Nissan Skyline r33 and get it plated here.

Good luck trying to get that thing plated in say, California
Yea, it is simple to get a car street legal here, same requirements: headlights, taillights-with reverse lights, turn signals on the front and rear, and only one plate on the back. Obviously there are several other things, but those are the main ones. There is no pollution testing or anything like that. I should buy the FXX then

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I should buy the FXX then
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Buy me one as well

My neighbor has a 8 sec 1/4 mile mustang he daily drives when the weather is nice. So if that is legal then the FXX shouldnt be a problem at all
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Buy me one as well

My neighbor has a 8 sec 1/4 mile mustang he daily drives when the weather is nice. So if that is legal then the FXX shouldnt be a problem at all
Wow, that is insanely fast....

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there's no way the FXX would get approval to go on the dutch roads. It's probably too noisy, too polluting and then there's the matter of safety. For any type of car to be street legal in the netherlands it has to be inspected by a government agency similar to the DMV (called the RDW, Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer). And there's not a chance in hell that they will approve the FXX.
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The FXX is not road legal.
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The FXX is not road legal.
Is that listing a fake? I know that straight stock the car is by no means road legal.

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The photos look genuine. It looks like there are a F40 and a silver 550 (?) in the background. If anyone has got a spare 1.8M euros to spend on a car I don't suppose they'll worry about whether we think it's road legal, and if it costs them 100K euro's to convert, it probably wouldn't bankrupt them.

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Like Archie says... the photos look genuine but there are still no plates on it. I also wonder where one would put front plates on a FXX
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I've seen 3 Enzo's pull up at shows none of them had front plates, but they had obviously been driven to the show on the public highway.

Perhaps they hang the front plate from the rear view mirror like a giant fluffy dice

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I've seen 3 Enzo's pull up at shows none of them had front plates, but they had obviously been driven to the show on the public highway.

Perhaps they hang the front plate from the rear view mirror like a giant fluffy dice
Well in my state, we don't use front lisence plates So I should just get out my piggy bank and buy that $1.8million euros...$2.5 million dollar FXX.....well here we go....8 quarters....2 dimes....4 nickels....and 10 pennies.....totalling $2.50.....oh....a bit short I see...

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I've seen 3 Enzo's pull up at shows none of them had front plates, but they had obviously been driven to the show on the public highway.

Perhaps they hang the front plate from the rear view mirror like a giant fluffy dice
I've seen pictures of Enzos with a sticker as front license plate, they place it inside the air intake

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This thread is worthless, if you really have to ask if an FXX is road legal you don't belong here.
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This thread is worthless, if you really have to ask if an FXX is road legal you don't belong here.
I am aware the car is not road legal, I was just wondering after reading on other forums and several articles about some of the owners trying to road legalize them. I was just trying to make sure that the one in the buying and selling section was not really capable of being road legalized. And the other thing I was confused on was if the FXX was owned by the customer or per say loaned by Ferrari just as a testing and development vehicle. I haven't found a definite answer to that one.

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I am aware the car is not road legal, I was just wondering after reading on other forums and several articles about some of the owners trying to road legalize them. I was just trying to make sure that the one in the buying and selling section was not really capable of being road legalized. And the other thing I was confused on was if the FXX was owned by the customer or per say loaned by Ferrari just as a testing and development vehicle. I haven't found a definite answer to that one.

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Ferrari sold the FXX to the current owners. Ferrari does not have title to the cars and the owners can do as they like with them. The only catch is you need to remain in Ferraris good grace to be invited to the FXX events and have Ferrari service/upgrade the cars. Net net, while Ferrari does not own the FXXs, they have been able to maintain a large degree of control over how they are used.
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Ferrari sold the FXX to the current owners. Ferrari does not have title to the cars and the owners can do as they like with them. The only catch is you need to remain in Ferraris good grace to be invited to the FXX events and have Ferrari service/upgrade the cars. Net net, while Ferrari does not own the FXXs, they have been able to maintain a large degree of control over how they are used.
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