Street Legal Ferrari FXX Gets Covered in Scotch Paper, Goes over 200 MPH

Up until a few years ago, vehicles serving Ferrari's Corse Clienti customer racing program were some sort of four-wheeled gods nobody could touch without Maranello's strict supervision.
Street Legal Ferrari FXX 1 photo
Photo: YouTube screenshot
Things have loosened up a bit in the land of track-confined Prancing Horses. Not only has Ferrari stopped forcing owners to leave the racecars in its care in between the automaker's racing sessions, but a few of the senior models are now starting to go down the street-legal route.

One of these cars is the FXX in the videos below - no, we're not talking about an Enzo with some extra aero, this is the real deal, which has been massaged in a way that makes it barely legal.

We're dealing with a machine that, according to the official numbers, is motivated by a 6.3-liter V12 delivering 800 horses. However, pieces of hardware such as carbon-ceramic brakes or a gearbox that can deliver 100ms shifts may not sound unique nowadays.

Well, while newer supercars may pack even heftier specs, the treat of the FXX lies in the visceral driving experience it can deliver. Heck, you don't even have to get behind the wheel to enjoy the charms of this Italian temptress, as its soundtrack is enough to get you on your toes.

And it is the mighty voice of the FXX's V12 that stirred the crows at a recent British drag racing event. Called VMax 200, the annual velocity gathering sees high-octane machines being unleashed onto an airfield runway, with maximum velocity in mind.

The drivers have two miles of runway at their disposal (the braking space is also included here), so the results are worthy of our attention. In the case of the FXX, this means a speed of over 200 mph.

You can check out this senior Ferrari, of which only 30 were built (Evoluzione models not included) being manhandled by Le Mans racing driver Oliver Webb in the clips below. With top speed being the priority, the Rosso Corsa of the machine found itself mixed with the Yellowish hue of the paper scotch tape used to achieve a bit of extra drag reduction that mattered at the top end. When you can hear this thing from miles away, nobody seemed to bat an eye about the oddball looks that resulted.

Video thumbnail
Video thumbnail
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram Twitter
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories