The first car out of Ferrari’s FXX development program was the Enzo, but the latest vehicle we’ve seen is the new 599XX. There will only be 20-30 of the models created, which go for well into the $1 million range. The car bring technology from the F1 circuit over to Ferrari’s road car division, so we know that everything is top notch. Among those things is a retuned V12 with 700hp, revised electronics, an “Actionflow” aero package, and much much more.
Also among the crazy technology are carbon fiber brake rotors, which you just have to see to understand how beautiful they are:
Even the brake pads are made from carbon fiber, which means that the calipers are smaller whilst guaranteeing the same efficiency. The new braking system delivers shorter braking distances and is generally more efficient due to the weight savings.
I was told this by a member for the FerrariChat community, so I’m unsure of the complete truth, but he was telling me that there is a lot of debate going on about carbon fiber brake systems within the forums. Apparently they don’t last nearly as long, and they are much more expensive (he threw out the $20,000 number). If anybody has some hard facts about some of the advantages/disadvantages, please feel free to post a comment below.
The car was just brought to the US for its North American debut after being announced at the Geneva Motor Show. It was seen sitting at a Ferrari dealership in Manhattan, hopefully being prepped to be at the NY Auto Show that I’ll be attending tomorrow. If it happens to be there, or if I can make it to the dealership, I’ll make sure to take some pictures of all its carbon fiber goodness.
[Thanks to Autoblog for pictures and information]