The Ferrari 599XX

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Ferrari 599XX – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 599XX

Ferrari 599XX – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 599XX – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 599XX – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 599XX – Key Details

Ferrari 599XXDetail
Launched: 2010
Engine: Front Engined V12
Power: 537 kW
Top Speed: TBC
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: 599 GTB FIORANO
Number of cars made: 31
Fiorano Lap time: 1 min 16 secs
Did you know: The 599XX completed a lap of the Nurburgring circuit in a record 6 min 58.16 sec.
This was a record at the time for a production derived sports car.

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 599XX

THE FERRARI 599XX WILL SHATTER YOUR NOTION OF WHAT A TRACK CAR SHOULD BE

There are a couple of really important things you should know about the Ferrari 599XX. First, it is illegal to drive this car on the road. Secondly, it laps Ferrari’s Fiorano test track two seconds faster than the Enzo-based Ferrari FXX racer. Two whole seconds! That much time is basically an eternity on a track as short as Fiorano. Turning the already impressive 599 GTB Fiorano into a finely-tuned track car is a remarkable feat, considering we are talking about a big, front-engine grand tourer and not a mid-engine hypercar. Ferrari presented their new track beast to the world at the Geneva Auto Show in 2009. By the time of the Beijing show in 2010, the car had set the Nürburgring lap record for production-based sports cars.

Things start heating up under the hood, where the 5.99-litre V12 carried over from the base 599 GTB Fiorano has been lightened and modified so it now puts out 720 horsepower and doesn’t hit its redline until an astronomical 9,000 rpm. Everywhere you look there are divots, creases, holes, and scoops meant to direct airflow around the car in the most effective way possible, so that by 186 mph, the 599XX is procuring 620 kgs of downforce from the air moving past it. The interior has been stripped bare, down to just some seats, a roll cage, and some instruments set against a carbon fibre panel. 

No carpeting, no luxuries of any kind. Another impressive feat the 599XX pulls off is the ease at which it can be driven. Unlike the FXX, which has a reputation of being quite a handful, the 599XX can be driven by just about anyone. Light steering and perfect balance combine with the state-of-the-art stability control technology to prevent the car from making drivers ever look sloppy or unskilled.

Ferrari intended for the 599XX to be an entire experience for the 29 lucky buyers, including an entire season of shipping the cars to various tracks in order to allow the owners to test their skill on a variety of settings. The price of entry was a high as you would expect; about £1.3 million. So only a very few lucky, well-heeled enthusiasts will ever get the chance to own one, but the rest of us can always find plenty to enjoy from afar.

Ferrari 599XX – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 599XX – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speedTBC
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement5.999 cm3
Max. power output*537 kW (730 CV)
Max. torque*686 Nm (70 kgm)
Dimensions & Weight
Length4787 mm
Width1972 mm
Height1283 mm
Dry weight**1345 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 599XX – Registry & Videos

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