BOLOGNA: Ferrari has unveiled the latest evolution of the 599XX., its extreme, non-homologated sports berlinetta at the Bologna Motor show..
Already the fruit of the very finest Ferrari road car and Formula 1-derived technology, the 599XX now features improved chassis dynamics thanks to an active aerodynamic package integrated with the vehicles’ electronic control systems, and the adoption of new Pirelli tyres.
The car is also more powerful than before (750 CV) and weighs 35 kg less.
The key to the aero package is the active rear wing design which represents a new aerodynamic concept called ‘opening gap’.
The wing features two flaps, with profiles similar to those used in Formula 1, which rotate electronically to adjust the downforce between the front and rear axles in function of vehicle speed and the manoeuvre being effected.
The result is better performance in cornering.
The 599XX active rear wing is actuated automatically according to specific parameters which are integrated with the car’s other control functions (ESP, ABS, SCM and F1-Trac).
The new aerodynamics package for the 599XX also includes a modified front splitter and a new rear diffuser featuring a larger surface area and redesigned fences and foot-plates.
Total downforce at 200 km/h is boosted to 330 kg when the flaps are open and 440 kg in the closed configuration.
The adoption of side exhausts allowed the engineers to increase engine power by 20 CV to 750 CV (again at 9000 rpm), while maximum torque has been increased to 700 Nm.
It is combined with a final gear ratio that’s slightly shorter to improve acceleration on technical, medium- to high-speed tracks.