The FXX is a production-based race car that was built by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari in a small series in 2005 and 2006. It was based on the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, which Ferrari F140 is called internally.
The Ferrari FXX was developed with the help of two former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. The special feature of the model is that even amateur test drivers were instrumental in the development. The tire manufacturer Bridgestone has developed 19 inch slicks specially for this car. The generously dimensioned sport brake system with ceramic brake discs has a special cooling system. The FXX is a single seater, but Ferrari builds on request also a passenger seat in a.
In contrast to the basic vehicle (Ferrari Enzo ) the FXX is not approved for use on public roads. It was produced in an edition of 31 models, cost 1.5 million euros and was only offered to selected customers. 29 pieces of which are in private hands, the FXX prototype is designed for Jean Todt converted into carbon fiber and the 30th and officially last model was initially owned by Michael Schumacher, one thing is now with a new owner in Switzerland. Schumacher has received one of only two black - lacquered FXX, but his car has no white stripes. There is also a yellow, one blue, one white, one silver blue and a silver FXX, all other vehicles wearing the Italian racing color Rosso Corsa standard, where a car with orange - red and another car was covered with white foil.
Each owner of a Ferrari FXX is free to participate in a race or test series, the " FXX programs ". The events took place in 2006 in Homestead, Fuji, Mont- Tremblant, Spa -Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Monza instead. These events give the owners the opportunity to have their Ferrari FXX to move on the track.
In October 2007, Ferrari unveiled a package with technical improvements, the evolution package. Among others, it contains a motor with a power boost to update 632 kW (860 hp), In addition, the maximum speed was increased to 1000 rpm. Also, a new transmission with a switching time of 60 instead of 80 ms was included.
The switchable traction control ( with 9 programs ) has been adapted to the new level of speed, plus there were new, low-wear brakes and a mature gentler suspension. The aerodynamics have been revised, there were new spoiler and a revised diffuser, moreover, the paint has been adapted to the fenders back, and there was no central reservation. According to a press release from Ferrari Lap Time on the home track in Fiorano could be reduced by technical improvements of 1 min 18 sec to 1 min 16 sec.