Video: Ferrari 599XX Evolution


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.

 

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  • Luca Brasi 26 Mar 2012

    Better vid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeRH0bF9rsQ

    Oh the noise!

  • mumfurio 26 Mar 2012

    My track car is probably worth less than the grille badge on the 599XX, but I wouldn't swap it for the simple fact that I can go to any track day at any track I choose.

    Oh, and the music on that video is a crime against V12's...

  • mumfurio 26 Mar 2012

    Luca Brasi said:
    Better vid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeRH0bF9rsQ

    Oh the noise!
    ...much better

  • T.K 26 Mar 2012

    I'd be interested to know, what is to stop a customer buying one of these things then taking it out of the silly sausage Ferrari events schedule?

    Would love to see the contract you sign when you buy one.

  • drophead 26 Mar 2012

    That video reminds me of an intro to a pants Playstation racing game from the 90's.

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