Black Ferrari FXX
I never thought I would see a Ferrari FXX in Austin, at least not until Circuit of the Americas is complete, but even then, this is a car I expected to see only in California. Surrounded by two Enzos and an F40, the FXX served as a centerpiece at this year’s Austin Ferrari Festival, hosted by Ferrari of Austin, benefiting Your Ride is Here. This year the event was held on the front lawn of the Long Center, which may be the perfect location for a car show in Austin. I feel it’s safe to refer to the FXX as a “god-car.” 30 were produced starting in 2005 and “sold” to Ferrari’s top customers for $1.8 million. I used quotes because while the cars could be purchased, they could not be possessed by the owners, instead Ferrari held special track days where the cars could be driven. All maintenance was provided by Ferrari in it’s factory. The entire program cost was $2.1 million. This unusual arrangement was created to give customers access to the latest proprietary technology and a chance to participate in the development of future Ferraris. Currently, the cars have been released to their owners and a few have been imported to the States, thus the car you see here.
Based on the Enzo, the FXX produces 789 HP. The technology used in the gearbox was pulled directly from Ferrari’s F1 program, delivering a shift time of under 100 milliseconds. The FXX also features racing slicks and custom brakes by Brembo. Instead of mirrors, cameras provide side and rear views. The top speed is 245 MPH. The FXX is a race car and is not street legal.