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  1. RAM_anderson

    RAM_anderson Karting

    Jun 17, 2004
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    Ronald
    I saw this news todaty at the owners site of ferrari. This is what they say about the new car.

    New FXX to turn client-collectors into genuine Ferrari Test Drivers

    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 our most valued Clients as genuine Prancing Horse Test Drivers in their own right.

    The wealth of data and experience gathered in the course of this very special programme will be exceptionally important.

    In fact, the feedback from these highly skilled, non-professional Client Test Drivers will be compared and supplemented with suggestions from Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Ferrari’s professional in-house Test Drivers.

    Every Client who signs up for the FXX project by purchasing one of the estimated 20 or so cars being built, will actually be joining Team Ferrari, and will have his driving experiences at the wheel of this new car monitored directly by the Prancing Horse’s technicians and specialists.

    The FXX is the fruit of Ferrari’s know-how in building special limited-series sports cars combined with, of course, its racing experience. It will provide the basic framework on which the specifics of future extreme models will be worked out. The exceptionally powerful FXX delivers absolutely blistering performance on all fronts.

    The FXX has not been homologated for road use and thus will not be a competition model. It will be used exclusively on the track as part of a specific ongoing research and development programme featuring this first ever group of Client Test Drivers.

    The FXX is powered by an imposing 6,262 cc V12 engine that can punch out over 800 hp at 8,500 rpm.

    Its gearbox is the result of the transfer of F1 strategies, delivering gear change times of under 100 ms. This is almost as fast as the F1 single-seaters, themselves the absolute pinnacle of current technological achievement.

    The FXX’s aerodynamic design is particularly innovative too as it has resulted in a shape that produces 40% higher downforce than ever achieved before. It is also possible to adjust the FXX’s mobile spoiler configuration to suit the specific circuit.

    Ferrari’s partnership with Bridgestone has resulted in the development of a specific 19” slick tyre for this particular model. Likewise Brembo has created a special brake cooling and pad system for the FXX’s extra large Composite Ceramic Material disc brakes.

    The Client Test Drivers will also be able to share their unique track experience with a passenger – in fact a second seat is also available.

    What really sets the FXX apart, however, is the sophisticated telemetry system which will monitor and give feedback on 39 different vehicle dynamics parameters in real time. The system is also able to record other data as demanded by specific circumstances.

    The information gathered will then be analysed by the Ferrari technicians working on the programme and discussed with the individual Client Drivers to ensure that the car is kept constantly updated.

    The FXX package also includes participation in a series of track events to be organised by Ferrari on various international-level circuits over the coming two years. On these occasions, an official team of technicians will be on hand to provide any assistance and support required by the Client Test Driver.

    In addition to these truly unique official events, Clients will also be able to take their cars out on the track independently during private sessions. Clients wishing to leave their car at Maranello will be glad to know that the vehicles will be transported directly by Ferrari to the various European circuits for the various scheduled events.

    Given the car’s exceptional performance and the unique nature of the package, delivery of each FXX will also include an ad hoc driving course. The instructors will, of course, be professional drivers and the courses will take place at the Fiorano Circuit where Ferrari does its most important F1 single-seater testing.

    After the seat and the pedals have been individually tailored to each driver, there will be a traditional “shakedown” followed by a training session to introduce the Client Test Drivers to test driving methodologies.

    After a careful client order selection process, the first FXXs will be delivered by the end of this year. The initial testing of the definitive car will be taking place over the coming days at Fiorano.

    The FXX and the relative package cost a total of 1.5 million euro (excluding taxes). Applications to join the programme are being evaluated by a special in-house committee.

    here ar the pictures
    http://img92.echo.cx/img92/7441/fxx01lores7ik.jpg
    http://img209.echo.cx/img209/8500/fxx022cu.jpg
    http://img209.echo.cx/img209/5929/fxx036ej.jpg
    http://img209.echo.cx/img209/1494/fxx045nz.jpg
     
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  3. RAM_anderson

    RAM_anderson Karting

    Jun 17, 2004
    92
    The Netherlands
    Full Name:
    Ronald
    I saw this news todaty at the owners site of ferrari. This is what they say about the new car.

    New FXX to turn client-collectors into genuine Ferrari Test Drivers

    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 our most valued Clients as genuine Prancing Horse Test Drivers in their own right.

    The wealth of data and experience gathered in the course of this very special programme will be exceptionally important.

    In fact, the feedback from these highly skilled, non-professional Client Test Drivers will be compared and supplemented with suggestions from Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Ferrari’s professional in-house Test Drivers.

    Every Client who signs up for the FXX project by purchasing one of the estimated 20 or so cars being built, will actually be joining Team Ferrari, and will have his driving experiences at the wheel of this new car monitored directly by the Prancing Horse’s technicians and specialists.

    The FXX is the fruit of Ferrari’s know-how in building special limited-series sports cars combined with, of course, its racing experience. It will provide the basic framework on which the specifics of future extreme models will be worked out. The exceptionally powerful FXX delivers absolutely blistering performance on all fronts.

    The FXX has not been homologated for road use and thus will not be a competition model. It will be used exclusively on the track as part of a specific ongoing research and development programme featuring this first ever group of Client Test Drivers.

    The FXX is powered by an imposing 6,262 cc V12 engine that can punch out over 800 hp at 8,500 rpm.

    Its gearbox is the result of the transfer of F1 strategies, delivering gear change times of under 100 ms. This is almost as fast as the F1 single-seaters, themselves the absolute pinnacle of current technological achievement.

    The FXX’s aerodynamic design is particularly innovative too as it has resulted in a shape that produces 40% higher downforce than ever achieved before. It is also possible to adjust the FXX’s mobile spoiler configuration to suit the specific circuit.

    Ferrari’s partnership with Bridgestone has resulted in the development of a specific 19” slick tyre for this particular model. Likewise Brembo has created a special brake cooling and pad system for the FXX’s extra large Composite Ceramic Material disc brakes.

    The Client Test Drivers will also be able to share their unique track experience with a passenger – in fact a second seat is also available.

    What really sets the FXX apart, however, is the sophisticated telemetry system which will monitor and give feedback on 39 different vehicle dynamics parameters in real time. The system is also able to record other data as demanded by specific circumstances.

    The information gathered will then be analysed by the Ferrari technicians working on the programme and discussed with the individual Client Drivers to ensure that the car is kept constantly updated.

    The FXX package also includes participation in a series of track events to be organised by Ferrari on various international-level circuits over the coming two years. On these occasions, an official team of technicians will be on hand to provide any assistance and support required by the Client Test Driver.

    In addition to these truly unique official events, Clients will also be able to take their cars out on the track independently during private sessions. Clients wishing to leave their car at Maranello will be glad to know that the vehicles will be transported directly by Ferrari to the various European circuits for the various scheduled events.

    Given the car’s exceptional performance and the unique nature of the package, delivery of each FXX will also include an ad hoc driving course. The instructors will, of course, be professional drivers and the courses will take place at the Fiorano Circuit where Ferrari does its most important F1 single-seater testing.

    After the seat and the pedals have been individually tailored to each driver, there will be a traditional “shakedown” followed by a training session to introduce the Client Test Drivers to test driving methodologies.

    After a careful client order selection process, the first FXXs will be delivered by the end of this year. The initial testing of the definitive car will be taking place over the coming days at Fiorano.

    The FXX and the relative package cost a total of 1.5 million euro (excluding taxes). Applications to join the programme are being evaluated by a special in-house committee.

    here ar the pictures
    http://img92.echo.cx/img92/7441/fxx01lores7ik.jpg
    http://img209.echo.cx/img209/8500/fxx022cu.jpg
    http://img209.echo.cx/img209/5929/fxx036ej.jpg
    http://img209.echo.cx/img209/1494/fxx045nz.jpg
     
  4. j15

    j15 F1 Rookie

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  5. Tifosi66

    Tifosi66 Formula 3

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. DavkeG

    DavkeG Formula Junior

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    wow indeed, but I think it's much uglier than the Enzo!
     
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  8. j15

    j15 F1 Rookie

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    it has some unappealling angles, but the overhead shot from the front looks sinister
     
  9. greghurst

    greghurst Formula Junior

    Nov 26, 2003
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    that has to be a photoshop, some crazy japanese kid with paintshop pro or something like that....


    please dont tell me thats real.........
     
  10. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Nice, egalitarian approach.
     
  11. gougoul

    gougoul Formula 3

    Nov 25, 2004
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    No i got the same pics from the ferrari owners site.
     
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  13. mr.modena

    mr.modena Formula 3

    Nov 6, 2003
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    it's official
    - owners site
    + Ferrari.com
     
  14. SFerrari

    SFerrari Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Certainly very impressive, but not very nice.
    What a package included in the offer !!!!
     
  15. gougoul

    gougoul Formula 3

    Nov 25, 2004
    1,302
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    In fact, it looks a bit like a Koenig enzo...

    Not subtle at all, though i love the front.
     
  16. millemiglia

    millemiglia Formula Junior

    Jan 14, 2003
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    If anything, it looks purposeful!
    It's a race car!
    If it delivers on the race-track, who cares about looks?
     
  17. JH

    JH F1 Veteran

    Nov 14, 2002
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    Doesn't look real too me (photoshop maybe?).. Why would they make this car? It makes absolutely no sense.. All the enzo's owners were promised exclusivety when they bought they're cars, and this is the same as ****ting them down their back.. We have the fastest and most limited car for you, and you especially.. And now, 3 years later, they are already taking the same car, making some mods to it, and then selling more?? - No way.. don't believe it for a second... I really don't.
     
  18. GTE

    GTE F1 Veteran

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    Reminds me somewhat of the Jaguar XJR15-project. You never see those cars turn up somewhere these days.

    I like the idea however.
     
  19. GTE

    GTE F1 Veteran

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    No, it is real. I got it confirmed through a friend by Ferrari Maserati West Europe, just seconds ago.
     
  20. menoy

    menoy F1 Rookie

    Mar 12, 2005
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    I'm liking this more every second that I look at it... in one of the pics rear seems a bit visually heavy, but the side shot is amazing. Wonder what it sounds like... :)
     
  21. gougoul

    gougoul Formula 3

    Nov 25, 2004
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    Yeah, the sound should be cool.

    Wonder if anyone will get one on the road (some guys got the 917 and 962 road legal after all)
     
  22. Ulmis

    Ulmis Formula Junior

    Apr 16, 2005
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    Absolutely AWESOME !
    I love it!
     
  23. DavkeG

    DavkeG Formula Junior

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    Besides, this car isn't streetlegal, so the street-Enzo's will remain just as rare as they were before.
     
  24. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    This car is freaking sweet
     
  25. eurperules

    eurperules Formula Junior

    Jan 25, 2005
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    my god, this car is crazy!
    just look at the exhaust placement, quick release fuel filler cap, aero tweaks...
    i bet it beats the MCC around a track

    hard core
    :D
     
  26. alan

    alan Formula 3

    Apr 17, 2004
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    Well it looks great but im a little bit cynical of ferraris marketing tactics.Dont get me wrong i adore all supercars, (before you shoot me down), I just cant help feel they are milking it, i mean three cars all based on one model; ENZO, MASERATI MC12, and now the FXX. Theres nothing wrong with a track day Enzo but i wouldnt be surprised if they release a fourth model based on the enzo some time down the road.
    Im sure some Enzo owners are starting to get the same type of feeling, what can more and more Enzo based models be doing to their resale value?
     
  27. matteo

    matteo F1 World Champ

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    f me.............................Carbon is going to need a whole new register.
     
  28. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

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    Love the engine...car from the side looks a bit like an F40 from the back, and the program is a wonderful idea..bravo!!!
     

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