2006 Ferrari FXX Coupe

Courtesy of Artcurial

The Ferrari FXX was special for being sold as part of a development program, and it was not registered for road use. Buyers were hand-picked to participate in the car’s development. They became test drivers, and as such, had exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the most prestigious sports car manufacturer in the world.

The car was based on the Ferrari Enzo, but it incorporated significant developments. The Enzo’s 5-liter V12 engine was bumped to 6,262 cc. The output was 800 hp — some 100 hp more than the Enzo. The gearbox incorporated the latest developments from Ferrari’s F1 program. The car had carbon-ceramic brakes, and telemetry was employed to help the driver improve their performance — and provide technicians with valuable data.

This FXX was delivered new in Germany. The owner was conscious of the historical value of the car and decided not to participate in the FXX program. It has been kept in running condition, having only covered 97 km (60.2 miles) since new and only one kilometer (0.62 miles) in 5th gear. Sixth gear has never been used!

 

Steve Ahlgrim

Steve Ahlgrim - SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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