August 27, 2016 in Automotive
Hi again folks, this is the Tamiya 1/24 kit of the legendary Ferrari FXX.
The car was released for sale in 2005 and is a non road legal track car based on the Enzo. It has a 6.3 litre V12 engine generating roughly 800 bhp and all the gadgets offering almost F1 levels of performance. Ferrari originally made twenty nine cars, but made one more for Michael Schumacher on his retirement from Formula one taking the fleet up to thirty.
Now there is something totally unique about the FXX. As with the Enzo, you could not physically buy one unless you were invited to by Ferrari, but also you could not keep the car… The cars were all stored by Ferrari at the factory in Maranello then delivered to tracks for specially organised Ferrari events for the owners. So technically you would be invited to pay £2 million for a car that you didn’t really own!
The purpose of the FXX program was for Ferrari to develop their F1 technology, installing new gadgets and gizmos in the cars, with all track day data and schematics recorded and given to the engineers and scientists. In 2009 they upgraded the cars to the FXX Evoluzione ( for a further 1.2 million euros ) which then tuned them up to 850 bhp. Theoretically this gave them a top speed of 250 mph which could be reached in under 40 seconds, and a 0-62 mph time of 2.5 seconds.
In 2015 one of the cars was sold to a private UK collector and was made road legal! There is a fantastic video one You tube of Guy Martin testing it out.
I did a work in progress over in the groups for more details on the build stages, all though it does go very off-topic as usual! Thanks to those that followed the WIP, and thanks for looking in. Cheers!
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