Ferrari's FXX... Marketing Genius... [PIC]
Why pay the salaries for test drivers and engineers when you could have select A-list customers pay $3.5 million to do the same research on this track-only hyped up Enzo. Yes, you own it and can store it but you can't even take it out of your garage without Ferrari's approval and a factory team to supervise, and approve of the track you wish to drive on. Once you get to take the car though its paces, you're debriefed by by Ferrari along with data from the myriad of sensors on board for the continuation of the FXX program that led to the FXX-K and the eponymous "Evoluzione". The 29 cars ( plus one black special edition given to Michael Schumacher) were classed as a "Track Day Developmental Prototype 2-Door Berlinetta". It was actually designed by the decidedly non-Italian, Frank Stephenson. Production began in 2005 and ended in 2007. The FXX was powered by a 6.3 liter V12 (789hp @8500rpm) with a 6 speed "F1" 'automated manual' riding on custom-developed 19" racing slicks.
Excellent model but I have to confess that this car has always been an 'ugly duckling' in my book - and I love Ferrari cars.
I have to admit that the last Ferrari styling that I really loved was the F40
@franklemire I'm always in the minority when I pick the F50 over the F40.
@franklemire, I do love the F40. Its a toss up for me between the 250GTO & the F40 for favorite Ferrari.
@rich-sufficool, HW did a really nice job on these FXX models. I have the Elite (I believe yours is the Super Elite, correct?). In between the FXX & FXXK, was the 599XX (& EVO). Also, great models.
I think I read somewhere that those FXX Ferrari owners are also part of an exclusive club that includes purchasing the car. It is compulsory. If the buyer backed out, they would be replaced by the next gazillionaire waiting to be in that exclusive club.
Not only did Ferrari provide the car, but they also provide a race team to tune, maintain, and prep the cars. They also transported the cars to different venues in Europe and Indonesia.
@gavin The fact that it's an 'LE #1112 of up to 2006' makes me think it's a Super Elite. That was 16 years ago and although the model is still on display, I have no clue where the box and plinth are.
@marty-johnson I gather you only looked at the pics and didn't read my narrative. LOL
@rich-sufficool - Yes, I did read your text. I thought my contribution added a bit more to the story. At least, I thought it did. 🤪