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- it seems the 'super Enzo' was a for real afterall!

"Powered by a 6,262 cc V12 engine producing over 800 hp at 8,500 rpm, the FXX reaches new levels of performance. Wind tunnel development has resulted in a shape that produces 40% higher downforce than ever achieved before, while the adoption of F1 gearbox strategies has enabled Ferrari's engineers to reduce gearchange times to less than 100 milliseconds virtually the same as a single-seater! In addition the FXX is equipped with a highly advanced telemetry system that monitors no fewer than 39 vehicle dynamics parameters in real time."

- neat!
 

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Sounds great. Now I just have to find 1.5mil euros. I don't think the girlfriend would approve!
 

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Here is the Ferrari Release:

The FXX

New FXX to turn client-collectors into genuine Ferrari Test Drivers


Ferrari has developed a truly 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 our 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.

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 ms. This is almost as fast as the F1 single-seaters, themselves the absolute pinnacle of current technological achievement.

The FXX’s aerodynamic design is particularly innovative too as it has resulted in a shape that produces 40% higher downforce than ever achieved before. It is also possible to adjust the FXX’s mobile spoiler configuration to suit the specific circuit.

Ferrari’s partnership with Bridgestone has resulted in the development of a specific 19” slick tyre for this particular model. Likewise Brembo has created a special brake cooling and pad system for the FXX’s extra large Composite Ceramic Material disc brakes.

The Client Test Drivers will also be able to share their unique track experience with a passenger – in fact a second seat is also available.

What really sets the FXX apart, however, is the sophisticated telemetry system which will monitor and give feedback on 39 different vehicle dynamics parameters in real time. The system is also able to record other data as demanded by specific circumstances.

The information gathered will then be analysed by the Ferrari technicians working on the programme and discussed with the individual Client Drivers to ensure that the car is kept constantly updated.

The FXX package also includes participation in a series of track events to be organised by Ferrari on various international-level circuits over the coming two years. On these occasions, an official team of technicians will be on hand to provide any assistance and support required by the Client Test Driver.

In addition to these truly unique official events, Clients will also be able to take their cars out on the track independently during private sessions. Clients wishing to leave their car at Maranello will be glad to know that the vehicles will be transported directly by Ferrari to the various European circuits for the various scheduled events.

Given the car’s exceptional performance and the unique nature of the package, delivery of each FXX will also include an ad hoc driving course. The instructors will, of course, be professional drivers and the courses will take place at the Fiorano Circuit where Ferrari does its most important F1 single-seater testing.

After the seat and the pedals have been individually tailored to each driver, there will be a traditional “shakedown” followed by a training session to introduce the Client Test Drivers to test driving methodologies.

After a careful client order selection process, the first FXXs will be delivered by the end of this year. The initial testing of the definitive car will be taking place over the coming days at Fiorano.

The FXX and the relative package cost a total of 1.5 million euro (excluding taxes). Applications to join the programme are being evaluated by a special in-house committee.
 

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I think the project is great. I also think the Fxx looks amazing. It is very enzo-esque but still holds its own appeal.

As for the program, I dont think there is going to be a limiting resource in this situation (other than the cars!). There are many willing millionaire ferrari enthusiasts who would love to have one of 20 limited edition track cars. Not to mention each one is tailored to the buyers dimensions, needs, and driving habits. As well as working with the Ferrari team in helping create the next generation of Fxx cars. I'm jealous!

I haven't gotten my invite yet :(
 

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It looks like a freak!
I love it.
Particularly like the side profile.
Looks like a jet.
My invite must of got lost in the mail. :wink:
 

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Who would be mad if I told them I had two on order?
 

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I think it looks bloody awfull, but fast as hell. I says it isn't allowed in competitionuse because it is not streetlegal. Does that mean it can't be used in the FIA GT championships? And if so, why would you want one if you can't race competitions with it?
 

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Dr. Bob said:
I think it looks bloody awfull, but fast as hell. I says it isn't allowed in competitionuse because it is not streetlegal. Does that mean it can't be used in the FIA GT championships? And if so, why would you want one if you can't race competitions with it?
I think the rule for FIA GT is the factory has to build at least 25 units and maybe one road legal. That can be easily done. I think that's the purpose of the FXX. The car is to be raced but by privateers.
 

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Bart said:
I only drive a V-12 car. I am not interested in a non-legal road car.

Sorry!

8)
But it is a V12, and with the paddles there is no risk of the gear shift ball loosing its chrome ! :wink:
He got you there Bart! :wink: :lol: :lol: :wink:
 

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Stradale said:
Dr. Bob said:
I think it looks bloody awfull, but fast as hell. I says it isn't allowed in competitionuse because it is not streetlegal. Does that mean it can't be used in the FIA GT championships? And if so, why would you want one if you can't race competitions with it?
I think the rule for FIA GT is the factory has to build at least 25 units and maybe one road legal. That can be easily done. I think that's the purpose of the FXX. The car is to be raced but by privateers.
correct
but also with the FIA GT you can't use carbon or ceramic brakes
 

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Here is the Ferrari Release:

In addition to these truly unique official events, Clients will also be able to take their cars out on the track independently during private sessions. Clients wishing to leave their car at Maranello will be glad to know that the vehicles will be transported directly by Ferrari to the various European circuits for the various scheduled events.

I find that the best part

Ferrari is GLAD to bring your car to other tracks
SSSUUUUURREE
and euhm, and who has to believe that that is included/free?? :lol: :green:
 

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I think the car looks awesome, I really like the front head-light. Hopefully I will see this car in person someday. It looks mean as hell.

Dirk,

It won't be free to deliever the car, but from a business standpoint it is a smart move. Service business can increase profits as there isn't much cost in providing it. Also everyone that will be buying this car will not be concerned with the extra cost.
 
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