Saturday, August 28, 2010

Motorsport - Ferari FXX

Ferrari FXX
The Ferrari FXX is a high performance race car built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy. The FXX is based on the street-legal Enzo. Production of the FXX began in 2005.

The car uses some technology developed from the Enzo, and combines it with some developments from Ferrari and its suppliers. However, the car is only a part of the overall program. The FXX's engine is based on the Enzo's but displacement has been increased to 6, 262 cc from 5, 988. Output has been boosted from the Enzo's 696 PS to 800 PS at 8, 500 rpm. The gearbox incorporates the latest developments from Ferrari's F1 program and has a shift time of under 100ms. The brake pads were also upgraded from the Enzo. The tires on the FXX are 19 inch slicks custom-developed for the X features comprehensive data-monitoring and telemetry that not only allow the driver to improve performance, but also provides Ferrari technicians with valuable data to improve the FXX and future road-going Ferrari.

Ferrari FXX

  • Engine: Longitudinal, rear-mounted, 75 degree, naturally-aspirated aluminium V12
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder with continuously variable timing
  • Fuel system: Bosch Motoronic ME7 Sequential electronic Injection
  • Max power: 588 kw at 8500 rpm
  • Front brakes: Brembo Ccm
  • Rear brakes: Brembo Ccm
  • Front wheels: 483 mm, 9 inch
  • Rear wheels: 483 mm, 13 inch
  • Steering: Rack and pinion with power assistance
  • Wheelbase: 2, 650 mm
  • Front track: 1, 660 mm
  • Top speed: 391 km/h

FXX Evolution
The Ferrari FXX program will continue until 2010. The car will continue to be improve under the Evolution kit, which will continually adjust specifics to create more power, quicker gear changes and to lower the car's aerodynamic drag. The V12 engine will generate 860 PS at 9500 rpm giving theoretical top speed of 400 km/h. The car will also undergo aerodynamic changes and improvement to the traction control system.