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*Please note that this car is sold on a Bill of Sale. Please also note that this car was imported into the US under the Racing Vehicle Exclusion. For further details, please inquire with a specialist.
Since its inception in 2001, Ferrari’s famed Corse Clienti department has managed the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, and F1 Clienti. This successful group of racing series has encouraged enthusiastic Ferrari owners to exercise their cars on the world’s finest courses, with the full support of the factory.
With the introduction of the Enzo in 2002, Ferrari realized the potential of a unique opportunity for the Corse Clienti department.
The FXX Programme was envisioned as an all-new series with a highly unusual concept. Described by Ferrari as the “ultimate level of motoring that does not involve racing,” the Programme was intended as a collaboration between the factory and a select group of “owner test drivers.” The Corse Clienti series would allow a handful of important Ferrari clients to contribute to the development of future models and explore the limits of customization.
Ferrari’s most valued customers, factory drivers, and professional racers – including Michael Schumacher – were enlisted to partake in the FXX Programme in the interest of creating a diverse pool of data from which to draw.
Every scheduled event on the calendar was approached with the clinical seriousness of a Formula 1 operation. Fifteen specialized technicians from Maranello supervised the running of the cars and worked in tandem with the test drivers, making minute adjustments and extracting the highest levels of performance. Each outing began with an installation lap, followed by two timed laps. Once the necessary data had been compiled, some FXX owners took to the track again and were encouraged to explore the limits of their driving abilities.
In keeping with Ferrari’s vision of an ultra high-end series, the FXX was developed as a highly tuned, track-only derivation of the road-going Enzo, itself a masterpiece of modern automobile design.
The standard FXX is powered by an enlarged 6.3-liter version of the V-12 found in the roadgoing supercar. It also utilizes radically advanced technology, including a remarkable telemetry system that monitors and provides feedback on 39 different vehicle dynamic parameters. From the outset, the FXX Programme has garnered the attention of enthusiasts the world over and is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive and innovative motor-sports events ever implemented.
The Ferrari FXX offered here is the very first of the 30 cars constructed for use in the FXX Corse Clienti Programme. Upon the outset of the Programme, the consignor submitted his order and was scheduled to receive the first car built.
This Ferrari has participated in three FXX Corse Clienti events – each staged within the US. This car participated in the FXX event at Homestead-Miami Speedway in April 2006, and again in March 2007.
In early 2008, this FXX was returned to the factory for the FXX Evoluzione upgrade. At this time, car number 1 received the distinctive metallic white livery it features today. This Evoluzione package enables the engine management system to optimize power output, raising peak horsepower another 9% to an incredible 860 bhp at 9,500 rpm. The transmission received revised ratios to better respond to the increased power, and shifting duration was reduced to just 60 milliseconds. A significant component of the upgrade is the addition of a new traction-control system that offers nine different increments of assistance, plus the option to turn it completely off. Revisions to the vehicle’s aerodynamics include a redesigned rear diffuser and optimized front and rear spoilers. New suspension geometry was adopted, which improves handling and reduces tire wear. Cars with the Evoluzione package also feature black wheels, so the upgraded cars can be easily differentiated on the racetrack.
Following the upgrade, the FXX participated in one additional Programme event at Laguna Seca in August 2010, alongside a 430 Challenge event. Those interested in exploring the Evoluzione’s capabilities will be pleased to know that the car has participated in a total of just six heats over its three Corse Clienti events. It is estimated that the Ferrari has logged just three to four hours of track time since new. Contrary to popular belief, the FXX does not require a full team of specialists to operate, and the high-tech competition car can be started and driven with ease.
The ultimate in every sense of the word, the FXX Evoluzione is the extraordinary result of Ferrari operating at the height of its expertise. This exceptional race car offers the performance, feel, and unforgettable sound of a contemporary Formula 1 car, combined with the closed configuration and aggressive styling that recalls the legendary Ferrari prototypes from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Today, the FXX Evoluzione is still a top performer in terms of on-track capabilities and technological achievement. Designed for Ferrari’s most important clients and developed during the pinnacle of the company’s international racing success, there is little doubt that these evocative machines will go down in history as a significant moment for Maranello, and they will continue to be coveted by competitors and collectors in the coming years. Presented here is a nearly new FXX Evoluzione that has it all: extremely limited use, a distinctive livery, superb preparation, and a single owner from new.Participant at Three FFX Programme Events