Monday, April 27, 2009

Ferrari 599XX: New 'Galleria' with Stunning High-Res Photos

Ferrari 599XX: New 'Galleria' with Stunning High-Res Photos

All you Ferrari fans -and not only- are just going to love our fresh new gallery with photos of the Prancing Horse's extreme track racer, the 599XX. And trust us when we say that this is one of those rare times when pictures speak for themselves. For those with a weak memory, the Italian maker of dream cars presented the 599XX for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. While based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, the €1.1million prototype model is a no-nonsense hardcore racer that comes with many advanced features.

Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop For instance, the numerous improvements on the 599XX's bodywork help produce 280 kg or 717lbs of downforce at 200km/h (124mph) and 630kg or 1,390 lbs at 300km/h (187mph)

Other tweaks include an "ActiflowT" system that increases downforce and/or cuts drag depending on the car's trim cornering conditions, courtesy of the use of a porous material in the diffuser and two fans in the boot which channel the air flow from under the car out through two grilles next to the tail-lights.

Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop Under its red hood, the 599XX features a extensively reworked version of the 599's Enzo-derived V12 engine that is not only more powerful delivering an output of 700 hp at 9,000 rpm, but thanks to a series of modifications, it's also lighter than the stock engine. Additionally, Ferrari's engineers also updated the robotized manual gearbox reducing shift times from 100ms to 60 ms.

Beyond that, the 599XX comes with a new racing carbon ceramic braking system, a second generation SCM suspension system that further improves handling, enhanced electronic systems and a set of slick tires in sizes 29/67 R19 up front and 31/71 R19 at the rear.

Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop
Ferrari 599XX - Carscoop

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