• Jun 21, 2007
click above to view more shots of the Ferrari FXX Millechili from Winding Road

Today Ferrari revealed that it has been forced to face an inconvenient truth, which is that the Italian exotics made in Maranello are no longer immune from environmental concerns. The Prancing Horse revealed today at a press event kicking off its 60th Anniversary celebration in Maranello, Italy, that future Ferraris would be both "leaner and greener" according to Car Magazine, which was on hand. To showcase its intentions, Ferrari unveiled the FXX Millechili Concept. The FXX Millechili looks like a truncated Enzo with much shorter front and rear overhangs, while the car's crowning stat is a curb weight of 1,000 kilograms, or about 2,207 lbs. It measures over ten inches shorter than the Enzo, 93.7 inches compared to the Enzo's length of 104.3 inches.

More after the jump.

Click here to view Winding Road's gallery of the FXX Millechili concept.

[Source: CAR, WR, AutoblogGreen]

Though every outlet on hand, including Winding Road where we got most of these numbers, seems smitten with the FXX Millechili, no one seems able to offer any details on how Ferrari plans to make its cars more environmentally friendly. WR notes that the words "diesel" and "hybrid" were never mentioned, which leads one to believe Ferrari plans to use new techniques, perhaps adapted from F1 racing, to significantly reduce the weight of its vehicles. The other side of the coin we would guess involves improving the efficiency of its engines, though Ferrari noted that it will not allow performance to be sacrificed.

If you're smitten with the FXX Millechili concept, don't get your hopes up. In its current state, the concept is made of cardboard and plastic with a set of 2-D paper wheels. Ferrari mentioned it could accommodate a V8 or V12 engine, though at this point the entire car remains vaporware without any indication given that production is even a possibility.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks race-prepped. Better crush it before somebody hurts themselves.
      • 7 Years Ago
      worst... concept car... ever? cardboard and paper? Are you fucking kidding me? Jesus, ferrari should hire someone from any of the whole host of other automakers who build drivable concepts... cardboard and paper... from ferrari.. i've heard it all now.
        • 7 Years Ago
        lol . . . not to mention the proportions remind me of a Toyota MR2 Spyder with an Enzo bodykit
      • 7 Years Ago
      So, Ferrari is planning to build Lotuses(Loti?)?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah...

        Congratualtions to Ferrari on inventing the 1996 Lotus Elise.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A small lightweight Ferrari (a la Elise) is about as likely as a new Porsche 914.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ferrari, meet Chrysler's 90's cab forward design....

      looks a bit like trying to build a 7/9 kit car version.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It is obvious to me Ferrari is not understanding the green concept. Painting their cars green instead of red and yellow would be a good start. A forest green shade of green would temper the high performance image and cool the red mist of the driver by providing a calming effect each time the car is approached. I had a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia painted a darker green, and just walking up to it made me calmer. The fact the car had only 46 horse power was also a calming aspect of the car. I could drive the crap out of the car, and no one noticed!
        • 7 Years Ago
        British Racing Green?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now, start the chant with me. Softly at first, then louder.

      Dino,


      Dino,


      Dino,


      Dino,

      Dino,

      Dino,

      Dino,
      Dino,
      Dino,
      .....
        • 7 Years Ago
        seconded... I smell Dino too
      • 7 Years Ago
      I especially like the masking tape holding the wheel covers on. That is a sign of true Italian craftsmanship. This model shouldn't have ever been shown publicly. Talk about ultra-cheesy.