In the two years following the launch in 2005, Michael Schumacher joined customers as a test driver, offering his experience on several occasions.
Thanks to Michael Schumacher's contribution, the information and knowledge from the FXX Programme was also applied to a production Ferrari, the 430 Scuderia, unveiled in August 2007. Created as an evolution of the F430, the 430 Scuderia incorporated a series of solutions tested on the FXX: the 'Base Bleed', a flushing effect of the overpressure in the wheel well, which improve aerodynamic efficiency, and the ignition system with its dedicated ECU, capable of detecting ionisation currents to optimise engine advance.
New channels to the telemetry system, which also indicates steering angle and brake pump pressure values, improved the interaction between the test drivers and the Prancing Horse technicians.
Finally, a new livery and a different rear wing profile make FXX cars equipped with this evolutionary package easily recognisable. Also, two additional cameras could be installed on the car, which, in addition to the existing rear-facing camera, provide the driver with optimal visibility via screens mounted in the passenger compartment without sacrificing aerodynamics in any way.
Thanks to this system, the driver can choose from nine different settings (plus the off position) using a manettino on the central console. The driver then fine-tunes the car, even adjusting its behaviour corner by corner, to maximise performance and reduce tyre degradation. Therefore, traction control is less intrusive and more flexible in adapting to the individual driver's driving style, a requirement that non-professional drivers of this high-performance car flagged up during track use.
Thus, the evolutionary package introduced a new rear extractor, a new nolder and new rear wings, boosting aerodynamic efficiency by an overall 25%. The management of the front active aerodynamics was also adapted to these changes.
The FXX's new set-up and the further development of the front suspension provided even more benefits in terms of wear for the car’s 19" Bridgestone tyres. In addition, the Brembo braking system with generously sized discs made of Composite Ceramic Material is more efficient than the previous version and provides twice the pad life.