Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Berlinetta 2007

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Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Berlinetta 2007

€ 1,400,000 - 1,700,000
US$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000
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Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Berlinetta 2007
FERRARI FXX EVOLUZIONE BERLINETTA 2007
Châssisn° ZFFHX62X000142162

« Ferrari a conçu un programme de collaboration technique absolument inédit autour du prototype FXX, destiné à ses clients les plus fidèles et les plus passionnés. La FXX est la GT la plus innovante jamais créée à Maranello et sa mission consiste à faire des clients les plus précieux de la marque de véritables pilotes d'essai du cheval cabré. La richesse des données et des expériences collectées au cours de ce programme très particulier sera d'une importance capitale. En fait, le retour de ses « clients-pilotes » non professionnels hautement qualifiés sera analysé et enrichi par les suggestions de Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barichello et des essayeurs professionnels maison de Ferrari. » Extrait du dossier de presse Ferrari.

La participation systématique de Ferrari en Formule 1 depuis ses origines et ses différents succès internationaux en Sport-prototype, font du constructeur italien un acteur de premier ordre pour offrir à ses clients une technologie d'avant-garde, développée pour la compétition.

En signant le contrat pour le projet FXX à l'achat de l'une des 20 voitures programmées, il était indiqué, que les clients s'engageaient dans l'équipe Ferrari et verraient leurs séances de pilotage contrôlées directement par des techniciens spécialisés du cheval cabré. Pour les 1 600 000 euros déboursés, les acheteurs d'une FXX recevaient également un ensemble de pilotage composé d'un casque, d'une combinaison, de gants et de chaussures. L'héritage de la compétition était mis en avant : « La FXX est le fruit du savoir-faire de Ferrari dans la construction de voitures de sport en série limitée, bien sûr associé à son expérience de la course. Elle fournira la base de départ pour élaborer les caractéristiques des futurs modèles les plus sportifs. La FXX, extrêmement puissante, offre des performances absolument sidérantes à tous point de vue ».

Le fait que la FXX n'ait pas été homologuée pour la route signifie qu'elle ne pourra prendre part à aucune des grandes courses internationales. Elle est au contraire conçue exclusivement pour une utilisation sur circuit dans le cadre d'un programme de recherche et de développement en collaboration avec le premier groupe au monde de « Corse Clienti », des clients pilotes d'essais. Un second siège – proposé en option – permettait aux clients de partager leur expérience sur piste avec un passager.

Construite sur la base d'une Ferrari Enzo, du moins en ce qui concerne les aspects fondamentaux de son châssis, la FXX était animée par une version profondément remaniée du V12 de 6 262 cm3 et développait 789 ch à 8 500 tr/min. En comparaison, l'Enzo de série ne tirait que 650 ch de son moteur 6 litres. La puissance maximale de la FXX représentait 126 ch par litre, un chiffre exceptionnel pour un moteur atmosphérique aussi gros.

Sa boîte de vitesses faisait appel à la technologie développée en Formule 1, offrant des temps de passage des rapports de moins de 100 millièmes de seconde, presque aussi rapide que ceux des monoplaces de Formule 1 de Maranello, elles-mêmes considérées comme le summum du développement technologique contemporain. La conception aérodynamique de la FXX lui permettait de générer 40% d'appui de plus qu'auparavant. En outre, l'aileron arrière était réglable pour s'adapter à chaque type de circuit.

Bridgestone, le partenaire de Ferrari, avait conçu un pneu lisse de 19 pouces spécialement pour la FXX, tandis que Brembo fournissait un refroidissement des freins et des plaquettes spécifique pour les disques céramiques surdimensionnés. Mais, selon Ferrari, ce qui faisait de la FXX une voiture différente de ses rares concurrentes était « le système télémétrique sophistiqué qui contrôle la voiture et renvoie des informations sur 39 paramètres dynamiques différents du véhicule en temps réel. Le système est également capable d'enregistrer d'autres données sur demande dans des circonstances particulières ».

Les informations glanées seront alors analysées par les techniciens travaillant sur le programme et discutées individuellement avec chaque Corse Clienti participant, de façon à maintenir leur voiture au plus haut niveau. Des événements Corse Clienti exclusifs sont programmés à Mugello, au Mont Tremblant, à Spa-Francorchamps, au Nürburgring et à Vallelunga.

La production de la supercar Ferrari FXX, indéniablement la plus extrême des voitures destinées à la piste, débuta en 2005. On avait prévu d'en construire 29 d'ici avril 2006, plus une pour le multiple champion du monde de Formule 1 Michael Schumacher et, malgré un prix astronomique, toutes furent pré-vendues. Ferrari de série la plus rapide proposée aux clients à l'époque, la FXX était malheureusement cantonnée à un usage sur circuit et ne pouvait être légalement utilisée sur route. Mais la firme allemande Edo Compétition, spécialisée dans la préparation, en convertit une, approuvée par le TÜV en Allemagne, pour un usage routier.

Ferrari continua de développer le programme FXX pendant deux autres années avec une version encore plus rapide et plus puissante, présentée en octobre 2007, l'Evoluzione. Dans une nouvelle livrée avec une aérodynamique retravaillée, incluant un spoiler avant actif, l'Evoluzione était doté d'une version améliorée du V12 6, 3 litres développant 848 ch à 9 500 tr/min (1 000 tours de plus que précédemment). La suspension et les freins avaient été modifiés, la boîte offrait des passages de rapports en 60 millièmes de seconde et le système traction control offrait désormais neuf paramètres de réglage différents et une position « off » pour les plus téméraires.

Faisant partie d'une collection privée au Japon, la voiture que nous proposons ici est vraisemblablement l'opportunité d'une vie d'acquérir l'une de ces très rares Ferrari Corse Clienti et donc d'entrer dans l'un des clubs de pilotes les plus exclusifs au monde.

2007 Farrari FXX Evoluzione Berlinetta 2007
Chassis no. ZFFHX62X000142162

'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. 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.' – Ferrari Press Release.

Ferrari's position as a fixture of Formula 1 since its inception, and its occasional successful participation in international sports car racing, means that the Italian manufacturer is uniquely placed to bring advanced technologies, developed initially for competition purposes, to its customers.

In signing up for the FXX project by purchasing one of the estimated 20 or so cars being built, Ferrari's customers, it was stated, would be joining Team Ferrari and would have their driving experiences monitored directly by the Prancing Horse's technicians and specialists. For their €1,600,000, the FXX purchasers also got a racing kit of helmet, suit, gloves and shoes. The racing heritage was emphasised: '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 fact that the FXX had not been homologated for road use meant that it was ineligible to compete in any of the major international racing formulae. Rather, it was intended exclusively for track use as part of a specific ongoing research and development programme in collaboration with Ferrari's first ever group of 'Corse Clienti' - Client Test Drivers. A second seat – available as an option – meant that the drivers were able to share their track experience with a passenger.

Based on the Ferrari Enzo, at least as far as the basic chassis was concerned, the FXX was powered by an extensively up-rated 6,262cc V12 engine producing 789bhp at 8,500rpm. By way of comparison, the standard Enzo could only manage a paltry 650 horsepower from its 6.0-litre unit. The FXX's maximum represented an output of 126bhp/litre, a quite exceptional figure for such a large, normally aspirated engine.

Its gearbox incorporated Formula 1 technology, delivering gear change times of under 100 milliseconds, almost as fast as Maranello's F1 single-seaters, themselves the absolute pinnacle of contemporary technological achievement, while the FXX's aerodynamic design resulted in a body generating 40% higher downforce than ever achieved before. In addition, the moveable rear spoiler was adjustable to suit the specific circuit.

Ferrari's partner Bridgestone developed a bespoke 19" slick tyre for the FXX, while Brembo came up with a special brake cooling and pad system for the FXX's extra large composite ceramic brake discs. But, according to Ferrari, what really set the FXX apart from its few peers was '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 would then be analysed by the Ferrari technicians working on the programme and discussed with the individual Corse Clienti participants to ensure that the car was kept constantly updated. Exclusive Corse Clienti events were scheduled for venues including Mugello, Mont Tremblant, Spa Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Vallelunga.

Surely the ultimate in 'track day' exotica, the Ferrari FXX supercar commenced production in 2005. A mere 29 were scheduled for completion by April 2006, plus one for multiple Formula 1 World Champion Michael Shumacher, and despite an astronomical price tag each, all were pre-sold. At that time the fastest series-production Ferrari ever offered to paying customers, the FXX was, sadly, intended for track use only and cannot legally be used on the road. However, the German tuning firm Edo Competition later modified one for road use, gaining TüV approval in Germany.

Ferrari would go on to extend its FXX programme for another two years with a faster, more developed version announced in October 2007: the Evoluzione. Featuring a new livery and revised aerodynamics, including an active front spoiler, the Evoluzione came with an up-rated version of the 6.3-litre V12 engine producing 848bhp at 9,500rpm (1,000 revs higher than before). The suspension and brakes were modified, the gearbox now shifted gears in just 60 milliseconds, and the traction control now had nine driver-controlled settings, plus 'Off' for the really brave.

Currently forming part of a private collection in Japan, the car we offer represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of these ultra-rare Corse Clienti Ferraris and thereby join one of the most exclusive drivers' clubs in the world.

Footnotes

  • '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. 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.' – Ferrari Press Release.

    Ferrari's position as a fixture of Formula 1 since its inception, and its occasional successful participation in international sports car racing, means that the Italian manufacturer is uniquely placed to bring advanced technologies, developed initially for competition purposes, to its customers.

    In signing up for the FXX project by purchasing one of the estimated 20 or so cars being built, Ferrari's customers, it was stated, would be joining Team Ferrari and would have their driving experiences monitored directly by the Prancing Horse's technicians and specialists. For their €1,600,000, the FXX purchasers also got a racing kit of helmet, suit, gloves and shoes. The racing heritage was emphasised: '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 fact that the FXX had not been homologated for road use meant that it was ineligible to compete in any of the major international racing formulae. Rather, it was intended exclusively for track use as part of a specific ongoing research and development programme in collaboration with Ferrari's first ever group of 'Corse Clienti' - Client Test Drivers. A second seat – available as an option – meant that the drivers were able to share their track experience with a passenger.

    Based on the Ferrari Enzo, at least as far as the basic chassis was concerned, the FXX was powered by an extensively up-rated 6,262cc V12 engine producing 789bhp at 8,500rpm. By way of comparison, the standard Enzo could only manage a paltry 650 horsepower from its 6.0-litre unit. The FXX's maximum represented an output of 126bhp/litre, a quite exceptional figure for such a large, normally aspirated engine.

    Its gearbox incorporated Formula 1 technology, delivering gear change times of under 100 milliseconds, almost as fast as Maranello's F1 single-seaters, themselves the absolute pinnacle of contemporary technological achievement, while the FXX's aerodynamic design resulted in a body generating 40% higher downforce than ever achieved before. In addition, the moveable rear spoiler was adjustable to suit the specific circuit.

    Ferrari's partner Bridgestone developed a bespoke 19" slick tyre for the FXX, while Brembo came up with a special brake cooling and pad system for the FXX's extra large composite ceramic brake discs. But, according to Ferrari, what really set the FXX apart from its few peers was '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 would then be analysed by the Ferrari technicians working on the programme and discussed with the individual Corse Clienti participants to ensure that the car was kept constantly updated. Exclusive Corse Clienti events were scheduled for venues including Mugello, Mont Tremblant, Spa Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Vallelunga.

    Surely the ultimate in 'track day' exotica, the Ferrari FXX supercar commenced production in 2005. A mere 29 were scheduled for completion by April 2006, plus one for multiple Formula 1 World Champion Michael Shumacher, and despite a price tag approaching $2 million each, all were pre-sold. At that time the fastest series-production Ferrari ever offered to paying customers, the FXX was, sadly, intended for track use only and cannot legally be used on the road. However, the German tuning firm Edo Competition later modified one for road use, gaining TüV approval in Germany.

    Ferrari would go on to extend its FXX programme for another two years with a faster, more developed version announced in October 2007: the Evoluzione. Featuring a new livery and revised aerodynamics, including an active front spoiler, the Evoluzione came with an up-rated version of the 6.3-litre V12 engine producing 848bhp at 9,500rpm (1,000 revs higher than before). The suspension and brakes were modified, the gearbox now shifted gears in just 60 milliseconds, and the traction control now had nine driver-controlled settings, plus 'Off' for the really brave.

    Currently forming part of a private collection in Japan, the car we offer represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of these ultra-rare Corse Clienti Ferraris and thereby join one of the most exclusive drivers' clubs in the world.

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