A reduction in weight and innovative aerodynamics in the wind tunnel make Ferrari’s saloon a supercar on the track
A lighter and more manageable engine
The engine has undergone substantial modifications to its combustion chambers, as well as its inlet and exhaust tracts.
A maximum power output of 700 hp
modifications, together with the reduction in friction between the various mechanical
parts and the maximum revs upped to 9,000 rpm, ensure a maximum power
output of 700 hp.
attention was also paid to cutting the
weight of the engine unit components. This was achieved both by optimising
forms, like that of the new crankshaft, and using exclusive materials, like
carbon fibre for the inlet manifold. A new
gearbox shift strategy shortens overall shift time to 60 ms.
The 599XX is characterised by an innovative electronic concept.
High Performance Dynamic Concept
The High-Performance Dynamic Concept is a system designed to get the maximum performance out of the car by managing the combination of the car's mechanical limits with the potential of its electronic controls. The mechanical and electronic systems work together to get the maximum potential out of the car all the time, even during extreme driving.
The sporty handling has been improved following the adoption of second-generation magnetorheological suspension control. Track usage of the Ferrari 599XX is also made easier thanks to the new “virtual car engineer”, which lets the driver monitor the vehicle's efficiency and use by giving him all the necessary information on the instrument panel in real time.
Innovative wind tunnel aerodynamics tests
The aerodynamics of the chassis were tested in numerous wind tunnel sessions, with the result that the car boasts 280 kg of downforce at 200 km/h (630 kg at 300 km/h).
Introduction of the Actiflow™ System
The underside of the body is completely faired-in and the vents for cooling engine fluids are now on the bonnet. The Actiflow™ System has been used for the first time. This technology increases downforce and/or cuts drag in different dynamic conditions on the track.
It works by way of two fans located in the boot that, thanks to a porous material in the diffuser, channel the air flow from under the car out through two grilles next to the rear lights.
Winglets have been added to the rear buttresses to increase downforce, while synthetic jets have also been incorporated into the rear of the car to control and smooth the air flow and to reduce drag. Finally, Ferrari's engineers have also used F1-derived “wheel doughnuts” which partly cover the brake discs and wheel rim. These have the dual function of improving both aerodynamics and brake cooling.
The light 599XX flies across the track
The bodywork is made from new materials, specifically composites and carbon fibre.
The engineers drew on their experience in working with aluminium to reach the weight target. The development of increasingly high-performance materials has also benefited the braking system. The brake pads are now made from carbon fibre which means that the calipers are smaller whilst guaranteeing the same efficiency. The new carbon-ceramic racing braking system also delivers shorter braking distances and is generally more efficient.
Innovative solutions for improving performance.
The 599XX comes with slick tyres (29/67 R19 Front and 31/71 R19 Rear) specifically developed by Michelin to maximise stability in cornering and increase lateral acceleration.
They are fitted to 19 x 11J wheel rims at the front and 19 x 12J at the rear.
Components developed in collaboration with Ferrari’s technical partners increase the car’s performance. Brembo is a manufacturer of brake systems in carbon-ceramic materials and Shell provides fuel and oil for lubrication.
DRY WEIGHT1345 kg
FUEL TANK CAPACITY90 l
BORE STROKE92 X 75,2 mm
UNIT DISPLACEMENT499,9 cc
TOTAL DISPLACEMENT5999 cm3
MAXIMUM POWER537 kw (730 cv)
MAXIMUM TORQUE686 NM
FRONT2° GENERATION RACING CARBON-CERAMIC MATERIALS