Ferrari fxx

This article is about the Ferrari FXX. For the television network, see FXX.
Ferrari FXX
Overview
Manufacturer Ferrari
Production 2005–2007 (30 produced)
Body and chassis
Class Track day car
Development prototype
Body style 2-seat berlinetta
Layout Rear mid-engine, all-wheel drive
Related Enzo Ferrari
Maserati MC12
Maserati MC12 Corsa
Powertrain
Engine 6.3 L V12
Transmission 7-speed Dual clutch
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 5,202 mm (204.8 in)
Width 2,215 mm (87.2 in)
Height 1,047 mm (41.2 in)
Curb weight 1,155 kg (2,546 lb)
Chronology
Successor Ferrari 599XX

The Ferrari FXX is a high performance race car and prototype built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy. The FXX is based on the street-legal Enzo. Production of the FXX began in 2005.

Overview

The FXX uses some technology developed from the Enzo Ferrari (automobile), and combines it with some new developments from Ferrari and its suppliers. However, the car is only a part of the overall program. Customers pay £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 Corsa.

An evolution of the Enzo, in essence, the FXX shares some components with the original 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 boosted from the Enzo's 670 PS (492.8 kW; 660.8 hp), to 820 PS (603 kW; 809 hp) at 8,500 rpm.

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

The FXX features comprehensive data-monitoring and telemetry that not only allows the driver to improve performance, but also provides Ferrari technicians with valuable data to improve the FXX and future road-going Ferraris.

Ferrari has built 30, 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 20th 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. Schumacher's FXX differs from others in being black without a stripe, having red trimmed wheels, matte rather than chrome exhaust tips, and his personal logo stitched on the racing seats.

FXX owners also participate in Ferrari's testing and brand development programs. As part of the FXX programme, the car is maintained by the Ferrari factory. 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, in any other continent. The FXX Evolution package was reported to cost 1.5 million euros (excluding taxes) (2.1 million USD),[1] including the car, the crew and the services provided by Ferrari.

Specifications

  • Engine: 6.3 L V12 Longitudinal, rear-mounted, 75-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: 608 kW (830 PS; 820 hp) at 8500 rpm[2]
  • Max torque: 886 N·m (653 lb·ft) at 5750 rpm[2]
  • Specific Output: 128 PS (94 kW; 126 hp) per litre[2]
  • Drive system: 4WD 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: 2.44s
  • Front wheels: 483 mm (19.0 in) x 229 mm (9.0 in)
  • Rear wheels: 483 mm (19.0 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: 2,875 mm (113.2 in)[3]
  • Front track: 1,750 mm (69 in)
  • Rear track: 1,750 mm (69 in)
  • Rear view is provided by a roof mounted video camera displayed on a small inboard screen.[3]
  • Top Speed: 393 kilometres per hour (244 mph)[2]

Gear ratio to top speed (rev limited) 1- 113km/h or 70 mph in 2.6s 2- 193km/h or 120 mph in 5s 3- 240km/h or 149 mph in 9s 4- 290km/h or 180 mph in 13s 5- 329km/h or 205 mph in 18s 6- 365km/h or 225 mph in 26s 7- 393km/h or 244 mph in 38s

FXX Evoluzione

The Ferrari FXX program continued until 2009. The car continued to be improved under the Evolution kit, which continually adjusts specifics to create more power and quicker gear changes, and to lower the car's aerodynamic drag. The V12 engine generates 860 PS (630 kW; 850 hp) at 9500 rpm giving a theoretical top speed of 391 kilometres per hour (243 mph) in under 40 seconds. And though, the acceleration of 0–100 kilometres per hour (0–62 mph) in 2.5s.[4] There were gearbox changes so that shift time should be reduced to 60 milliseconds per shift, a reduction of 20 milliseconds. The car also underwent aerodynamic changes and improvements to the traction control system.[5] The car can be played on the iPhone and iPod app, Ferrari GT: Evolution. Statistically, this is Ferrari's fastest car they have released though.

Top Gear appearance

A black unstriped Ferrari FXX, owned by Michael Schumacher, was exhibited on the BBC's Top Gear show on 21 June 2009. Driven by Schumacher dressed as The Stig, the car completed a lap of Top Gear's circuit in 1 minute and 10.7 seconds. The episode ended with the Ferrari FXX in first place on the board, beating the previous record (at that time) of 1 minute 17.1 seconds which was held by a Gumpert Apollo S.[6] However, the record was removed from the power board by the production team the following week, after they realized the lap was completed on slick racing tires, which are not road-legal and that the car itself could not clear speed bumps (all cars on the board must be legal for street use).

Gallery

References

External links

  • Ferrari FXX Breaks Cover
  • Ferrari FXX Information
  • Ferrari FXX pictures, videos and informations (French)
  • Ferrari FXX Accelerate
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