Ferrari Reveals 599X Concept Details At Geneva Motor Show

March 4, 2009

Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari's 599X concept draws on new technology to become an extreme track star. Just like Aston Martin's One-77, this Ferrari went on a diet to reduce engine weight as well as the weight of other components.

The engine uses carbon fiber pieces in the intake system and pieces like a lighter crankshaft to reduce the volume of material used for engine manufacturing. As well, combustion chambers and airflow systems have been redesigned to increase redline to 9,000 rpm. And also like the Aston, power levels are quoted at 700 hp or thereabouts.

source: World Car Fans

source: World Car Fans

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"High Performance Dynamic Concept" is a newly-designed electronics suite meant to wring max performance from the 599X concept's chassis by "managing the combination of the car's mechanical limits with the potential of its electronic controls." It comes into effect on the track to achieve best possible lap times. Increasing mechanical limits is a new suspension dubbed SCM and custom tires. And F1-style "doughnuts" provide extra brake cooling as well as improving aerodynamics.

Extra downforce, engine bay heat vents moved to the front of the car, and underbody fairings covering the front underside fully improve aerodynamics across the board. An "Actiflow" system increases downforce as well as cutting drag by using a novel porous surface for spoilers and the diffuser.

[source: World Car Fans]

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