860 bhp, 6,262 cc rear-mounted longitudinal 65-degree V-12 engine with Bosch Motronic ME7 electronic fuel injection, six-speed electro-hydraulic semi-automatic transmission, front and rear independent pushrod suspension with unequal length wishbones, coil-over springs, and manually adjustable telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 104.3 in.
•The first customer FXX produced
•Single ownership from new; used at only three Corse Clienti events
•Upgraded with the Evoluzione package by the factory
•One of Ferrari’s rarest and most exclusive automobiles; a track-day titan
The performance car industry was characterized in the mid-2000s by a supercar battle royale that raged between Europe’s most prestigious automotive manufacturers. Porsche’s Carrera GT, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren , and the Ferrari Enzo were all vying to be crowned king of the supercars. All three were capable of speeds over 200 mph and 0–60 times in the low three-second range, and they looked like nothing else on the road. Nevertheless, only one could be the best, and most agreed that the Enzo was the undisputed champion. As the Enzo was produced in lower numbers than both the Carrera GT and SLR McLaren and it boasted incredible looks with startling performance, many believed it to be the top dog and a car that its company simply would not be able to top for quite some time.
However, Ferrari was not a company to rest on its laurels, and many within the company thought that there was still much that could be improved upon with the Enzo platform. During the summer of 2005, at private, invitation-only events throughout Europe and North America, Ferrari announced to a select few that it would be producing a special track-only car that would be available in limited production to its best customers. The purpose of this car would be to give Ferrari’s most loyal clients the opportunity to develop the next generation of road cars through unprecedented access to Ferrari’s newest automotive technology and engineers. This new car, based on the already-incredible Ferrari Enzo, would provide an insane amount of performance, with a top speed stated at 214 mph.
The FXX was formally announced a few months later in December 2005 at the Bologna Motor Show, and it garnered an incredible amount of attention from both the world’s motoring press and automotive enthusiasts alike. Only 38 examples would be produced, making it one of the rarest cars in the history of the company. For the lucky enthusiasts given a chance to own an FXX, it was almost considered to be a blessing, as they would be given the opportunity to work directly with the factory to help develop future cars bearing the Cavallino Rampante.
Unlike Ferrari’s successful and very well run Challenge Series, the FXX would be run under the Corse Clienti program. This program, equally successful in its own right, was responsible for providing factory support to clients with Formula One Ferraris, and it would play a similar role in the FXX Programme. This would be a non-competitive program, in which owners …