Ferrari's new FXX gives customers the chance to influence future models
24 June 2005

Ferrari is offering a £1million opportunity to ‘join its development team’ with the launch of a super-limited-edition Enzo-based FXX prototype.

Just 20 of the £1.2m track specials will be built, and the huge range of telemetry fitted to the car - covering 39 dynamic parameters - will actually be monitored by Ferrari’s own technicians. The legendary Italian company says the move will give it the chance to monitor and understand how its cars are driven by customers, and use the information totailor future models.

Not homologated for road use, Ferrari is offering a series of track days at international circuits as part of the FXX package, and the Italians will even store the cars at Maranello and transport them to the events if buyers wish.

Based on the Enzo supercar, the FXX is powered by a 6.3-litre V12 kicking out more than 800bhp at 8500rpm, compared with the Enzo’s 6.0-litre V12 offering a mere 650bhp at 7800rpm.Ferrari says the paddleshift gearbox will switch cogs in less than 100 milliseconds thanks to the employment of technology and know-how from its Formula One team.

Changes to the Enzo’s bodywork have resulted in downforce claimed to be 40 per cent higher than Ferrari has ever achieved on a customer car. The rear spoiler can even be adjusted to suit the needs of a particular circuit.

Ferrari’s suppliers have also stepped up with some special equipment for the limited-run model, with Bridgestone developing a unique 19-inch slick tyre and Brembo fitting special brake cooling and pads. Seats and pedals will be tailored to individual drivers.

Ferrari says deliveries will commence late this year following a rigorous process of selecting appropriate buyers, carried out by the company’s in-house committee.

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