Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Ferrari 599XX Evolution - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Ferrari 599XX Evolution - Web Exclusive

The 36th annual Bologna Auto Show in Italy provided the venue for the unveiling of an evolution of the extreme, non-homologated Ferrari 599XX.

Greg Emmerson
Nov 30, 2011

Ferrari introduced a package of performance-enhancing technical features available to clients participating in the track-based research and development program for the 2012-2013 season.

Eurp 1111 01+ferrari 599xx evolution+cover Photo 2/2   |   Ferrari 599XX Evolution - Web Exclusive

Already the fruit of the finest Ferrari road car and Formula 1 technology, the 599XX now features improved chassis dynamics thanks to an active aerodynamic package integrated with the vehicles’ electronics, plus new Pirelli tires. The car is also more powerful than before (740hp) and weighs 77 lb less.

The key to the aero package is the active rear wing that represents a new concept called ‘opening gap’. The wing features two flaps, with profiles similar to those used in F1, which rotate electronically to adjust the downforce between the front and rear axles in relation to vehicle speed and the maneuver being undertaken. The result is better performance in cornering.

The 599XX active rear wing is actuated automatically according to specific parameters integrated into the car’s ESP, ABS, SCM and F1-Trac. The ‘opening gap’ system is based on the following parameters: steering wheel angle, longitudinal acceleration, lateral acceleration and vehicle speed.

The new aerodynamics also include a modified front splitter and new rear diffuser featuring a larger surface area with redesigned fences and foot-plates. Total downforce at 125mph is boosted to 730 lb when the flaps are open, and 970 lb in the closed configuration.

The adoption of side exhausts allowed the engineers to increase engine power by 20ho to 740hp (again at 9000rpm), while maximum torque has been increased to 516 lb-ft. When combined with a final gear ratio that’s slightly shorter to improve acceleration, the result is a car that laps Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in just 1’15”.

By Greg Emmerson
1078 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Clarion Builds takes an E31 BMW and accentuates its strengths while addressing its shortcomings, all without dramatically altering its original character.
Bradley IgerFeb 23, 2018
Swedish freeskier Jon Olsson lost his first custom Audi RS 6 to theft and arson, but now he's replacing it with another one that's just as impressive.
Alex NishimotoFeb 23, 2018
Nexen taps the series’ only 3-time champ and 7 other drivers to hedge its bets for 2018’s Formula DRIFT Tire Cup
Bob HernandezFeb 22, 2018
BMW will build a total of 300 "Edition 30 Jahre" M4 Convertibles, but only 30 will come to the States--20 painted Macao Blue, and 10 in Mandarin II yellow.
Collin WoodardFeb 22, 2018
With 711 hp and a 200-lb weight loss, Ferrari says the Pista will hit 62 mph in 2.85 seconds and 124 mph in 7.6. Top speed, meanwhile, is 211 mph.
Collin WoodardFeb 21, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP