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The
FXX, which is based on the Enzo is intended to offer Ferrari?s most
dedicated ? not to mention well-healed ? customers the opportunity to
become Ferrari ?Test Drivers? through a new programme. It allows them
to use the FXX exclusively on track and compare their findings with
both Ferrari?s current F1 drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens
Barrichello as well as Ferrari?s in-house test drivers. Data from each
of their driving experiences will be monitored by a Ferrari technician
via a sophisticated telemetry system, and with a passenger seat fitted
owners will be able to take someone along for the ride, too. And it?s
certain to be a wild ride, with power from the 6.3-litre V12 reaching
800bhp at 8,500rpm.
New Ferrari FXX
All
that power is transmitted to the track via a F1-style paddle gearshift
that swaps cogs at 100 milliseconds, finally reaching the tarmac via
specially developed Bridgestone slick tyres. Its performance will be
sensational, with a top speed well in excess of 200mph depending on the
gearing. Aerodynamic developments allow the FXX to deliver huge
downforce allowing the car to carry its speed through the bends. With a
moveable rear spoiler the FXX?s ?Test Drivers? can s elect the best
downforce setting for a specific circuit and monitor the changes via
the telemetry system. To stop this ultimate track day toy Brembo has
developed a special brake cooling pad to cope with the extreme
temperatures developed by the Composite Ceramic Material disc brakes.
Participation
in the FXX package includes drives at a number of track-based events on
various international circuits, and an ad hoc driving course to be held
at Ferrari?s Fiorano Circuit. The cars can be kept at Maranello, or by
their owners, and transported by Ferrari to the various European
events. It may sound like the ultimate plaything, but Ferrari aims to
use some of the lessons learned from its customers experiences in the
car in the development of future extreme models. However it looks like
a thinly-veilled GT racer to us, and despite Ferrari suggesting that
the car isn?t homologated for competition, it can?t simply be a
coincidence that the company chose to unveil it a few days prior to the
world?s most prestigious GT race ? the LeMans 24hours.

With
Maserati now under Alfa?s control, Ferrari is free to go GT racing
again. Don?t rule out seeing an FXX at LaSarthe next year ? whatever
Ferrari?s official line may be?
 

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Jaw just hit the floor.

That thing looks incredible!
I thought the opposite. Looks ugly, I really don't like the rear.....but it's not likely i'll ever be near enough to one to see it. Amazing engine......800BHP [:O]
 

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Jaw just hit the floor.

That thing looks incredible!
I thought the opposite. Looks ugly, I really don't like the rear.....but it's not likely i'll ever be near enough to one to see it. Amazing engine......800BHP [:O]
Yeah, i kinda meant to type 'spec is incredible' [:$] - (i actually prefer the looks of the 'standard' enzo)

Kinda got side-tracked by the 800 brake!!![:O]
 

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Jaw just hit the floor.

That thing looks incredible!
I thought the opposite. Looks ugly, I really don't like the rear.....but it's not likely i'll ever be near enough to one to see it. Amazing engine......800BHP [:O]
Yeah, i kinda meant to type 'spec is incredible' [:$] - (i actually prefer the looks of the 'standard' enzo)

Kinda got side-tracked by the 800 brake!!![:O]
LOL....yes, the standard Enzo in a far better looking car......infact there is only 1 better looking car.

1954 MB 300SL Gullwing......yum
 

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Bit of a nobby ownership experience though surely? Can only use your car at pre-designated times and places? Hey, I'm a busy guy! I might be on holiday with Kylie when I'm meant to be at Fiorano. Where's the value in that?

I'd rather buy an Enzo, get it Jabba'd Revo'ed or whatever to say 1,200bhp (with dyno printout to keep), get some bodykit knocked up, some nice vinyl stripes, and use it at my convenience, preferably terrorising other road users, not when Jean Todt says so.[:mad:]
 

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Nice comments James. I presume I'm not alone in saying that the Enzo is
actually an ugly car. I appreciate its damn fast but I really don't
like how it looks. Give me a Carrera GT or a Zonda any day.
 

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Agreed.

The Carrera GT and Zonda are stunning.

The Enzo and it's ill fitting plastic panels make it look like a demented Buck Rogers space ship.
 

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Saw a GT and Zonda at Goodwood Friday... awesome!

Have to say that Ferrari looks better init's new clothes though!
 

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Have to be the Zonda if I had to have a current Supercar.

F40 is a nice clasic too.

Anybody see the Top Gear review of the new Maserati GranSport. Nice practical day to day GT.
 
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