As part of the non-competitive activity run by Maranello’s Corse Clienti department, there are two technical collaboration programmes involving a select group of owners who have acquired a Ferrari FXX or a 599XX, produced exclusively for track use. Taking their names from the car models, these two special research and development programmes involve the “owner-test drivers” at events organised by Ferrari at some of the most famous race tracks in Europe, Asia and North America, with the aid of a group of engineers and a team of professional drivers.
These special instructors bring all their experience to bear in explaining how to finesse driving technique, choosing the right lines and the general management of the car. The track sessions begins with an installation lap, followed by two timed laps and then moves forward based on the preference of the individual driver. An in depth debrief always follows the driving, because the roles of these particular test drivers is carefully evaluated by the engineers. In fact, the test represents a chance to improve for those at the wheel and also brings a font of knowledge to those who will go on to design the Ferraris of the future. The owners can also use their cars in private sessions on various tracks and, if they wish, the cars can be left at Maranello and delivered to each event by Ferrari transportation. The livery of these limited edition cars can be personalised to meet specific requests of the owners who provide valuable information and acquire data that is aimed at continuous evolution. Thanks to the application of a specific kit based on these principles, the FXX Programmes - started in 2006 – and the 599XX – born in 2010 – will be continued also in the current season.
The laboratory-car is based on Maranello’s first hybrid model and will grace the world’s tracks from next year onwards. The K in its moniker is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.
Unfettered by homologation and racing regulations, the FXX K will never be used in competition. It was, in fact, developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test programme over the coming two years.
The car’s enormous potential is attested to by two significant figures: a total power output of 1050 cv (860 cv delivered by its conventional V12 engine and 190 by its electric motor) and maximum torque in excess of 900 Nm.
Dimensions and weight
|Overall length||196 inches|
|Overall width||81 inches|
|Front||285/650 - R19 x10½|
|Rear||345/725 - R20x13|
|Front||398 x 223 x 36 mm|
|Rear||380 x 253 x 34 mm|
|Bore/stroke||3.7 x 2.9 inches|
|Total displacement||382 cu in|
While based on the 599 GTB Fiorano ,with the same transaxle layout and engine type, this prototype is an extreme track car. Ferrari's engineers have carried out extensive work on the engine's combustion chambers and inlet and exhaust tracts. The 599XX is characterised by an innovative electronic concept called the 'High Performance Dynamic Concept', which has been designed to get maximum performance from the car by managing the combination of the car's mechanical limits with the potential of its electronic controls.
Dimensions and weight
|Overall length||4787 mm|
|Overall width||1972 mm|
|Dry weight||1345 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||90 l|
|Front||2° Generation Racing Carbon-Ceramic Materials|
|Rear||2° Generation Racing Carbon-Ceramic Materials|
|Type||V12 - 65°|
|Bore/stroke||92 x 75,2 mm|
|Unit displacement||499,9 cm3|
|Total displacement||5999 cm3|
|Maximum power||537 kW (730 CV)|
|Maximum torque||686 Nm (70 kgm)|
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 Ferrari's most valued Clients as genuine Prancing Horse Test Drivers in their own right.
Dimensions and weight
|Overall length||4832 mm|
|Overall width||2040 mm|
|Front track||1660 mm|
|Rear track||1650 mm|
|Dry weight||1155 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||112 litres|
|Front||245/35 ZR 19|
|Rear||345/35 ZR 19|
|Type||rear, longitudinal 65° V12|
|Bore/stroke||94 x 75.2 mm|
|Unit displacement||521.87 cc|
|Total displacement||6262.45 cc|
|Maximum power||588 kW (800 hp) at 8500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||686 Nm (70 kgm) at 5750 rpm|
The listed details are those published by Ferrari at the model’s presentation. For the models produced in the first years no external measures of the body were given, because those could vary from car to car. All models from Ferrari have been divided into three categories: single-seater, Sport/Prototype (the participating in these two categories) and Gran Turismo. (the road-going cars, many of which also took part in various international races). The year of all the models’ introductions is the debut in competitions for the single-seaters and Sport /Prototypes and the official presentation as far as the Gran Turismo are concerned.