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Monday 26th March 2012


Video: Ferrari 599XX Evolution

What happens when an extreme track day toy becomes, er, even more extreme


This video is taken from the first official shakedown of the new Ferrari 599XX Evo at a recent Ferrari Racing Days event at Suzuka.

If you're unsure exactly what the 599XX Evo is, Ferrari describes it as an evolution of an 'extreme, non-homologated sports berlinetta'. In other words, it's an even more hardcore version of the 599XX, a car that's already neither road-legal nor homologated for racing. A pretty niche market, then.


Still, the 599XX proves there is a call for unbelievably extreme track-only cars, and Ferrari's 'Corsa Cliente' can now participate in the next stage of what is essentially a track-based R&D programme.

You can read more about the detail of the new 599XX Evo in our original story on the car, but the headlines for the 599XX Evo are this: an extra 20hp (bringing things up to 750hp), 516lb ft of torque, 35kg less weight, a shorter final gear ratio and some deeply clever electronically controlled active aerodynamics.

A pretty mouthwatering spec, we hope you'll agree. Shame about the soundtrack to the video, though.

 

Author: Riggers

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