Ferrari is busting out a new track burner, well sort-of. They’ve tweaked and updated the 599XX that debuted at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show for better aerodynamics and power.
The new version made its debute earlier today at the Bologna Motor Show and will be available only to the most loyal of Ferrari clients participating in a track-based research and development program meant to help with the 2012-13 line.
The previous generation had an almost Batmobile-esque look to it, but the new car looks a lot like Ferrari’s take on the Nissan GT-R. Regardless of resemblance, the new styling is meant to improve aerodynamics. That improvement is significant. A new active aero package that takes steering angle, lateral and longitudinal acceleration and speed into account boosts downforce by more than 52 percent in corners.
Along with aerodynamics, a new exhaust gives the 599XX 40 new horses for a total 740 out of the same 6.0 liter V12 boasting a pants-wetting 9000 rpm redline. If that’s not enough, Ferrari also trimmed the car by 77 pounds.
The result? Ferrari can boast a 2 second improvement running on their Fiorano test track compared to the old car.