• Apr 13th 2010 at 7:58PM
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Ferrari 599XX at Miller Motorsports Park - Click above for high-res image gallery

Without a doubt, the highlight of our trip to Miller Motorsports Park for the Ferrari Challenge this past weekend was seeing the brand new 599XX on track. This is only the second and last time the cars will be in North America for 2010, so it was a special treat to see the cars driven in anger. We gushed earlier about how beautiful the cars look in person, but there's nothing like seeing a 599XX fly down the front straight then hearing the transaxle pull off successive downshifts before the car dives into turn one.

Audio and visuals aside, part of the intrigue of watching the 599XX is knowing how much incredible technology is in the car. For example, there are fans in the back of the car that pull air from the underside and out of ducts near the taillights to increase downforce. How much? The 599XX produces 1,389 pounds of downforce at 186 mph, and after looking through our photos we could actually see the rear spoiler at work, turbulent air swirling up behind the car. There are nine different traction control settings, the 6.0-liter V12 can rev to 9,000 rpm and the new sequential gearbox can bang off shifts in a mere 60 milliseconds.

Of course, we knew we could never get away with just showing you photos (which we have plenty of in the gallery below). So we brought out a video camera to capture some footage of the 599XX on track. Turn up the volume and follow the jump to enjoy the wail of a Ferrari V12.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      Note to writer: The fans used to pull air from the undertray do not exit near the tailights. They are the tailights, or more specifically, the air exits from vents where the taillights would be on a regular 599.
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      In white, please.
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      Sounds like Sebring to me. I bet you'd have as much fun with a Panoz spec racer for FAR less $.
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      Sorry about that. I don't know why it wasn't working before. I pasted in the embed code again and it should be working.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My list for best paint liveries of the 599XX's are as follows:

      1. 4 (GO USA!!.. and Italy's ok too, I guess. lol)
      2. 27
      3. 55
      4. 2
      5. 7/42
      6. 25
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      The word after "bang off" needs to be spell checked.
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        Lol I didn't even notice until I read your comment.
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      This sound and the LFA exhaust sound are the best sounding ever.
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      Got Rasp?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Screaming banshee ferraris make me happy. Thanks for that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok so several of the cars are covered in generous helpings of Go Pro HERO cams - where are the owner videos posted on YouTube? :D
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