Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Hard as it may be to imagine for the common folk, there are some super-wealthy sportscar enthusiasts for whom an "ordinary" Ferrari isn't fast or exclusive enough. But the exotic Italian automaker isn't about to leave its most valued (and high-value) clients unsatisfied, so back in 2005 they launched the FXX program that allows the unspeakably wealthy to become client test drivers for the factory, piloting experimental Enzo prototypes packed with the latest F1 technology around the finest race tracks in the world. This year at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari followed up with an experimental version based on the 599 GTB Fiorano. Called the 599XX, it packs a 700-horsepower V12 and a host of Formula One-derived technology to be tested by the participating clients before being applied to the next generation of Ferrari supercars. The program costs upwards of a million euros to participate, including the cost of the car, but only 20-30 will be offered and spaces made available. At that level of exclusivity, you're not likely to see a 599XX roaming your local streets (especially since it isn't street-legal), so click on the images below to see the 599XX on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show.
Gallery: Geneva 2009: Ferrari 599XX