Ferrari 599XX Up for Grabs in France

What you are looking at here is not the average Italian exotic that just about every millionaire, rapper and his grandmother has. Oh no, this ultra-rare 599XX is more of a test-bed for technologies that will eventually find their way to the production cars in the near future. Did we mention you can buy one? But we’ll get to that part later.

Ferrari’s XX lines of cars that mean business started out with the awesome FXX and FXX Evolution, both based on the Enzo platform and pushing out an impressive 850 horsepower. The second was the 599XX, based on the 599 GTB Fiorano platform, and it was only offered to a very select group of customers, known as Ferrari client test drivers.

Despite this exclusivity, over the past few years, a few XXs have ended up on sale. This latest example is a pristine 599XX with just 1500 km (932 miles) on the clock an a cool price tag: €1,315,600 ($1,940,000).

The model has the same transaxle layout and engine type as the car it is based on and is an extreme track car. Ferrari's engineers have carried out extensive work on the engine's combustion chambers and inlet and exhaust tracts. These modifications, combined with the fact that internal attrition has been reduced and the maximum revs have been boosted to 9,000 rpm, helped achieve the target power output of 700 hp at 9,000 rpm. Particular attention was also paid to cutting the weight of the engine unit components.

All that power helps a lot when you want to thrash it around the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany in just 6 minutes 58.16 seconds.

According to the James List, the previous owner was from France. For full details and more images of the Ferrari 599XX, click here.
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