Ferrari FXX

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Ferrari FXX
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Ferrari FXX Evoluzione alongside its road going counterpart, the Enzo Ferrari
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Production2005–2007 (38 produced)
AssemblyMaranello, Italy
Body and chassis
ClassTrack day car
Development prototype
Body style2-door berlinetta
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
RelatedEnzo Ferrari
Maserati MC12 Corsa
Powertrain
Engine6.3 L F140 V12
Transmission6-speed Semi-automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length4,832 mm (190.2 in)
Width2,040 mm (80.3 in)
Height1,127 mm (44.4 in)
Curb weight1,155 kg (2,546 lb) (DRY)
Chronology
SuccessorFerrari FXX-K

The Ferrari FXX is a high-performance track only developmental prototype built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari. The FXX is based on the street-legal flagship Enzo Ferrari. Production of the FXX began in 2005.

Overview[edit]

The FXX uses some technology demonstrated on the Enzo Ferrari and combines it with new developments from Ferrari and its suppliers. However, the car is only a part of the overall FXX program. Customers pay GB£2 million, but are only allowed to drive the car on special track days which are approved by Ferrari. After they drive the car, the owners are entitled to be briefed by Ferrari on the car's performance. Ferrari's sister company, Maserati, has developed a similar car, the MC12 Corse for this purpose with the only difference being that the owners can keep the car in their custody.

The FXX, an evolution of the Enzo in essence, shares some components with the flagship car, but numerous significant developments are unique to the FXX.

The FXX's engine is based on Enzo's, but displacement has been increased to 6,262 cc (6.3 L; 382.1 cu in) from 5,998 cc (6.0 L; 366.0 cu in). Output has been raised from the Enzo's 670 PS (493 kW; 661 hp), to 799 PS (588 kW; 788 hp) at 8,500 rpm.

The gearbox incorporates the latest developments from Ferrari's F1 program and has a shift time of under 100 milliseconds. The brake pads were also upgraded from the Enzo. It does, however, retain the Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite brake discs featured on the Enzo. The tyres are custom-developed 19 inch racing slicks.

The FXX features comprehensive data-monitoring and telemetry systems that not only allow the driver to improve their performance on the track, but also provide Ferrari technicians with valuable data to improve the car and future road-going Ferraris.

Ferrari has built 30 cars in total, adding one special edition to the 29 that were originally planned. The original 29 have all been sold to pre-selected past Ferrari customers. The 30th was retained by Ferrari S.p.A. and presented to Ferrari's F1 World Champion driver, Michael Schumacher, when he retired from Formula One racing at the end of 2006.[citation needed] Schumacher's FXX differs from others in having black paintwork without stripes, having red trimmed wheels, matte rather than chrome exhaust tips, and his personal logo stitched on the racing seats.

The owners of the FXX also participate in Ferrari's testing and brand development programs. The purpose of this particular program is to allow Ferrari's top customers exclusive access to its most up-to-date technology and to utilize their input in the development of future models.

The model was only sold in Europe. Units can be imported, but not owned, on any other continent. As part of the FXX program, the car is maintained by the factory.

A more aggressive FXX Evolution package was introduced in 2009 and was reported to cost €1.5 million (excluding taxes) (2.1 million USD),[1] including the car, the crew and the services provided by Ferrari.

Specifications[edit]

A Ferrari FXX converted for road use
  • Engine: 6.3 L (384.4 cu in) Longitudinal, rear-mid-mounted, 65-degree, naturally aspirated aluminium V12
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder with continuously variable timing
  • Fuel system: Bosch Motronic ME7 Sequential Electronic Injection
  • Max power: 588 kW (799 PS; 789 hp) at 8500 rpm[2]
  • Max torque: 686 N⋅m (70.0 kg⋅m; 506 lb⋅ft) at 5750 rpm[2]
  • Specific Output: 93 kW (126 PS; 125 hp) per litre[2]
  • Drive system: RWD w/TCS
  • Construction: Carbon fibre body over carbon fibre tub with rear alloy subframe
  • Front brakes: Brembo CCM (carbon-ceramic) discs w/6-piston calipers, power assist ABS
  • Rear brakes: Brembo CCM (carbon-ceramic) discs w/4-piston calipers, power assist ABS
  • 0-60 mph acceleration: 2.77s
  • Front wheels: 483 mm (19 in) x 229 mm (9 in)
  • Rear wheels: 483 mm (19 in) x 330 mm (13 in)
  • Steering: Rack and pinion with power assistance
  • Suspension: Double wishbones with push-rod actuated coil-shock units, adaptive dampers, electronic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
  • Wheelbase: 2,650 mm (104 in)[3]
  • Front track: 1,660 mm (65 in)
  • Rear track: 1,650 mm (65 in)
  • Rear view is provided by a roof mounted video camera displayed on a small inboard screen.[3]
  • Top Speed: 345 kilometres per hour (214 mph)[2]
  • Weight to power ratio: 1.44 kg (3.17 lb) per horsepower.

FXX Evoluzione[edit]

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

The Ferrari FXX program continued until 2009. The car continued to be improved under the Evoluzione kit, which continually adjusts specifics to generate more power and quicker gear changes, along with reducing the car's aerodynamic drag. The V12 engine under the Evoluzione kit generates 860 PS (630 kW; 850 hp) at 9,500 rpm and enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0 to 62 mph) in 2.5 seconds.[4] Certain changes were made to the gearbox in order to reduce the shift time to 60 milliseconds per shift, a reduction of 20 milliseconds over the original FXX. The car also underwent aerodynamic changes and improvements to the traction control system were made in order to make the car more responsive around the track.[5].

The Ferrari FXX Evoluzione has a weight to power ratio of 1.34 kg (2.95 lb) per horsepower similar to that of its rival, the Pagani Zonda Revolución.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrari FXX". supercars.net. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
  2. ^ a b c d "FXX". www.ferrari.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  3. ^ a b "Ferrari FXX: Not Your Father's Enzo". speedbrigade.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  4. ^ "Ferrari FXX Evoluzione" (in Italian). Topcarnews.splinder.com. 1999-02-22. Archived from the original on 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  5. ^ "28.10.2007 FXX programme extended". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30.

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