• Oct 30, 2007
Hey, wait a minute – we thought you couldn't actually purchase the Ferrari FXX, let alone take one out to cavort on the streets of Switzerland. The way it was originally explained, people with 2.5 million dollars to dispose of could purchase the privelege to plant their hindquarters in the driver's seat for Maranello-sanctioned track events. You've got to have some serious juice to get an FXX to begin with, and then to get it legalized for use in Switzerland takes even more pull. When we say "crazy rich" we don't mean nutty with lots of money. "Crazy rich" in this instance means Scrooge McDuck style swimming in dubloons. Looking in the background of these pictures, you can see lesser vehicles fleeing for their lives. The FXX is keeping a particularly close eye on a tasty Fiat at one point. What's apparently going down in the photos is an FXX getting legally tagged for street driving after being gone over by inspectors in Zurich. The price of the inspection and tags was reportedly around $250,000, a mere ten percent of the initial cost. With an FXX as your personal car, you won't have to worry about blending in, and we must say it's refreshing to see a Ferrari in a color besides Rosso Corsa.

Thanks for the tip, catgirlshyla!

[Source: Final Gear, Photo: Iwan]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Following the completion of the FXX project, which is happening soon, or has already happened (FXX evo [read FXX V2.0] being revealed by ferrari recently) FXX owners may take their cars home.

      The intention was to give the owners the ability to take their cars to track days at their leisure, but if someone wants to federalize their car for the road, more power to them.

      as for the question of "why in Switzerland?" Many racing drivers and celebrities live in Switzerland, due to its dedication to personal privacy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      taillights? spot for plates?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Im from switzerland and i never heard about this story until now...
      I have the luck that im near the german border ,o i can use the Autobahns and "black-forrest-road" on weekends.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did you notice the A/C, one small square window opening at 200 mph. 2.5 million and the windows don't roll down, no real A/C and I'll bet the back up lights don't work! I'm only kidding, Yes I'd love to have that beast setting in MY driveway WITH OR WITHOUT the SUPER MODEL AND SHE CAN KEEP HER CHASTITY BELT!
      • 7 Years Ago
      yea it's here... they told me it wasnt arriving until next week. well, i have to go pick up Mrs. Swiss Miss and hit some twisty mountain roads... yodel-ay-he-hoo!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's a Fiero kit car.

      In all seriousness, the pictures are of it coming out of the back of a truck and in a garage with what look to be mechanics around it. There are no plates on it, so why do you think it's street-legal?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess the Swiss must have the best roads in the world if this guy expects that pretty nose to stay attached to the car for more than a few miles...

      Still, the old saying "it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow" comes to mind. I think driving this car on the street for anything more than the trip to the racetrack would be an extreme exercise in frustration! Like living with the worlds hottest supermodel - only she's taken a vow of chastity...
      • 7 Years Ago
      quad post madness!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Switzerland is probably the worst place in Euorpe to own a fast car. Their speed-enforcement is draconian, to say the least. One can only think this guy lives near the German border.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree... seems an odd place to go through this much trouble.

        As I was reading this all i could think about are all the times Jeremy Clarkson is reduced nearly to tears when he drives through Switzerland in one of the TG "races".
      • 7 Years Ago
      YES
      we noticed
      :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would love to see race between this and mazda Furai