Check out a Ferrari 599XX Evolution and a few of his mates in action at Monza.
In 2001, Ferrari launched its Corse Clienti department giving their most loyal customers the opportunity to race each other as well as offer feedback in helping the Italian supercar maker develop their road cars. Membership provides Ferrari owners with the chance to race at some of the most famous tracks in the world, with a team of professional drivers and engineers on hand helping to fine tune their handling and driving style.
One such meet was recently held at the Monza racetrack, where 599XX and FXX owners were caught flying around the circuit after a presentation of the Evolution package for the 599XX was made. The next event is scheduled for the Montery weekend at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California.
The track-only 599XX Evolution officially had its debut last December at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show. The 'Evolution' name simply refers to it being a hardcore, evolutionary version of the 599 GTB and 'standard' 599XX. Power has been increased to a total of 740hp and 516lb-ft of torque, which Ferrari engineers accomplished by redirecting the exhaust pipes out of the sides. It also weighs 35kg less than the 599XX. Only long-time buyers of Ferrari cars can join the exclusive club, although this weekend a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is going to auction in Monaco where it will be offered with a place in the Corse Clienti program.
The 2006 model was produced in a limited run of only 30 units and is powered by a fuel-injected 6.3-liter DOHC V12 engine rated at 860hp. The Italian supercar bolts from 0-60mph in only 2.8 seconds en route to a top speed of 217mph. It is expected to be sold for between €1.3 and €1.7 million.