• Dec 5, 2009

Ferrari has stumbled upon one heck of a formula with its XX development programs. They've found that their most wealthy clients aren't just willing to help Maranello develop new components for future supercars, they're actually willing to pay for the privilege. And pay big, too – as in $2 million big.

The program started with the Enzo-based FXX, evolved with the FXX Evoluzione, and carries on with the Fiorano-based 599XX. So what's next up Ferrari's sleeve? A 458XX wouldn't be too far off the mark.

If the outgoing lineup (and those that came before) can serve as any indication, the new mid-engined V8 sports car is poised to spawn numerous variations, including the requisite Spider, a new Challenge-spec racer, a replacement for the existing F430 GT2, a stripped-down successor to the 360 CS and 430 Scuderia, and, if this speculative rendering from Luxury4Play has its way, a 458XX as well. If and when it does come along, we'd expect it to look something along these lines – which is to say, "tasty."

[Source: Luxury4Play]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      all of the other XX models have been V12's, why would they change that? Maybe a Scuderia or CS version of the 458 but definitely not an XX.
        • 5 Years Ago
        XX is a pretty young determination, and two cars, Enzo and 599 are a bit of a shallow precedence.

        GTO was not limited to 12 cylinders, nor front engine.

        F-series supercars, F40, F50, etc.. are not all V12s...

        It seems to me that a non-street legal, track focused hardcore version of any ferrari could be labeled with an XX...

        Except maybe California :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        The XX nomenclature is an extension of the "FX" name that Ferrari used for experimental and low-production run cars in the 90s. Originally it was a low production run car for the Sultan of Brunei and had F1 connections due to it using a Williams F1 gearbox (so essentially 'Formula X').

        Later the FX name evolved into the Enzo project (the project name of which was "FX", much like many Ferrari's during development), and the FXX is merely incrementation of that.

        Now, "XX" merely stands for an incremental 'racing-oriented' development on a Ferrari model. It has nothing to do with the engine displacement or configuration.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LF-A Racer eat this car easly:D
      • 5 Years Ago
      lol.... I bet god takes this out to the tracks on weekends
      • 5 Years Ago
      Okay, I have to say this. I hate rendered speculation and I think rendered cars are stupid because they are not real. They are just some dude's fantasy. Why spend time looking at them? It's hope without hope.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That is funny and I'm not trying to flame anyone, but I just don't get it. I usually skip these articles because the cars are cartoons.
      • 5 Years Ago
      SEX ON WHEELS!
      • 5 Years Ago
      WOW!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just saying, they don't exist. Who cares? It's a non-article.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A lot of the stuff around here won't see the light of day, unless it is an official press release, or a product that already is for sale.

        Rumor, speculation, and innuendoes are commonplace.

        And fun is a very good way to look at the speculation part. Somewhat idle hobbyism, that maybe might someday see actuality.
        • 5 Years Ago
        you know what, I get it now. It's fun speculation. It was making me mad because I thought the authors of the articles were treating it as real news. I was focused on the rendered part and not on the speculation. I'm out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car with plush leather, carpet, sat nav, and all the amenities already ties the Enzo in lap time. Just think when the make an XX version how great it will really be!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is the stock 458 really faster than the Enzo? Around what track? I think I'd still have Enzo over the 458 though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I haven't seen a Ferrari with a say nav yet. Of course besides the California.. but i might be wrong.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not faster. The exact same time! Exact same time as an Enzo and exact same time as a Scuderia around Ferrari's test track.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yup it’s got the same one out of the Cali I believe
        but it has one for sure.

        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/features/article6943656.ece
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