Sold for $1,729,087 (€1,338,400) at 2012 RM Auctions
.Perhaps never before in automotive history has there even been such an exclusive, and yet, restrictive GT car ever produced. But then again, never before, and perhaps never again, has such a car been developed with such integration and input from a racing department within a factory then that which went into the Ferrari FXX. But it's just the way Enzo would have had it if he were still alive.
Enzo Ferrari knew very well that it was the passionate and devoted Tifosi that kept his beloved factory going year after year and he certainly felt it was incumbent upon himself to deliver. Perhaps no other car in Ferrari's history; past, present and perhaps even future, will ever deliver like the FXX. The reason for this is very simple: instead of producing a GT car from existing technology and materials, the FXX would be used to help Ferrari push back the barriers and experiment with new technology and materials. In many ways, the FXX program would offer the most ardent and passionate of Ferrari faithful, at least those with the means, a chance to be part of a development program that would only evolve and lead to future models.
Taking bits and pieces from the Enzo and adding brand new components and other new technology to take what would be the ultimate track car of its day, the Ferrari FXX would not be like any other Ferrari sports car that any interested buyer could just go and pick up at any regional dealer. Almost like a timeshare, each individual FXX would be available for purchase but each would remain at the Ferrari factory in Maranello. Driving opportunities would be limited to certain times and days of the year and each time it left the factory the drive would be monitored. That is because the car would only be allowed out on Ferrari's own Fiorano circuit. There it is, perhaps the first Formula One car with fenders available for the common man.
Brimming with innovative technology derived from Formula One use, the FXX Evoluzione evolution would have the ability to change gears in 60ms. It would feature a traction control system that would help the car adapt to the driver and not the other way around. The brakes would be Formula One inspired Brembo Composite Ceramic Material discs providing incredible braking power. In addition, the Evoluzione would boast of an engine with increased revs and power producing around 860 bhp. That meant the V12 engine was capable of pushing the 2500 pound car to speeds upwards of 225 mph. To help keep the car under control at such speeds the Pinin Farina bodywork would also include a reworked rear diffuser and flaps that increased overall downforce in an effort to keep the flying car to the ground.
Filled with sensors, every time one rolled out of the factory to take to the track it would have a bunch of trained technicians swarming all over the car and watching every detail of every single lap turned around the circuit.
Exclusive in every way, Ferrari would find little trouble in selling every single one of the original 30 FXXs produced. Of course it would only get even better when the FXX Evoluzione would come along the following year.
After a successful initial two-year period it was announced the program would continue on for another two. Perhaps at no other time in motoring history had the man on the street ever felt more a part of a factory or a team except if he happened to work there. And then, it is likely that even the factory worker never felt as part of a team as this.
Chassis 145766 would be one of the original FXXs built in 2006. However, its owner would not settle for the mere FXX, and instead, would have the car upgraded to the FXX Evoluzione. Always kept at the Corse Clienti department at the Ferrari factory, the car couldn't have come with a more patriotic or rousing livery. Dressed in all black with a little bit of white trim, the nose of the car is fittingly completed in the colors of the Tricolore and uniquely blends the sense of a race car with a personal car. And oh what a personal car it is.
A truly unique opportunity, chassis 145766 would be presented for sale at the 2012 RM Auctions event held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Valued between 1,300,000 and 1,700,000 EUR, the car would sell on the 12th of May for a total sum of 1,338,400 EUR.
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'Ferrari/FXX/2005 Ferrari FXX', (http://www.supercars.net/cars/3175.html). Supercars.net. http://www.supercars.net/cars/3175.html. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
'Ferrari/2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione: 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione News, Pictures and Information', (http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z14421/Ferrari-FXX-Evoluzione.aspx). Conceptcarz.com: From Concept to Production. http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z14421/Ferrari-FXX-Evoluzione.aspx. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
Wikipedia contributors, 'Ferrari FXX', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 May 2012, 07:15 UTC, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ferrari_FXX&oldid=491959298 accessed 17 May 2012By Jeremy McMullen
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