We have new video from Ferrari featuring the first track day event for the Ferrari 599XX. Felipe Massa was on hand; the full story inside.
A three-minute long video from Ferrari gives us an inside look at the debut of the Ferrari 599XX. Shown here, the car was piloted by Felipe Massa, as well as seven new Ferrari buyers.
"I really enjoyed testing this car, I think it's extremely powerful and has an exceptional stability," Massa reportedly said of the 599XX. "Considering that it has been planned for the track it's really easy to drive."
The video was shot over three days at the end of January on the Ricardo Tormo track in Valencia, Spain. The non-celebrity drivers were also given training sessions over the weekend event.
Previously, the 599XX concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009. Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, the concept model had an engine built with significantly lighter weight parts, while being enhanced from a performance perspective. The engine was not the only part of the car that became lighter; the car uses a composite body, carbon-ceramic brakes, and carbon-fiber and aluminum all over.
The 12-cylinder engine of the 599XX produces 700 PS (510 kW; 690 hp), with a redline of around 9,000 rpm. Aerodynamics were further improved to provide 630 kg of downforce when speeding around the track at 300 km/h (186 mph). Meanwhile, the "High Performance Dynamic Concept" system keeps the mechanics and electrics working in perfect harmony on the track.
Ferrari plans to replicate the event with other customers on tracks across Asia, Europe, and the U.S.