• May 13, 2011
Ferrari 599XX on JamesList – Click above for image gallery

Anything you can do, I can do better. It might as well be the battle cry sung along the autostrada between Maranello and Sant'Agata Bolognese. Because Ferrari and Lamborghini have been at each other's throats like the Sforzas and the Medicis for decades. So if you thought the notion of Lamborghini charging €2 million for a track-bound production version of the Sesto Elemento sounded crazy, look no further than their cross-town rivals for the precedent.

Here's a rare Ferrari 599XX – and a sinister one at that, decked out all in black – up for sale in France. It's one of only 30 examples made for the company's exclusive client test driver program and packs a screaming 720-horsepower 6.0-liter V12 with all the latest wind-cheating, stop-watch trouncing technology the company's considerable army of engineers has come up with. It's not every day that one of these goes up for sale. In fact, this is the first one we've seen.

So what's the asking price? €1,315,600 – used. (That's about $1.9 million at current exchange rates.) You can bet it was driven hard, too. What's more, someone will most likely snap it up in due course. And if someone can spend €1.3 million on a used Ferrari track car that's based on an existing production model, suddenly it doesn't seem so far-fetched to imagine Lamborghini finding 20 buyers willing to shell out €2 million on a completely new one.

Head on over to JamesList for the full listing. We've got the regrettably low-res images of this particular example compiled for your viewing pleasure in our gallery, but for a better look at the gaggle of 599XXs we encountered up close and personal at Miller Motorsport Park, follow the jump.



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      Tony
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw one of these at the Bologna Motor Show. The group I was with had to drag me away from the exhibit. Most stunning car I had ever seen... then I went outside to hear/see the FXX...
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      My fave Ferrari since the F40. Such an intense car.
      macleod
      • 3 Years Ago
      batman called, he wants his awesome back
      MarioB
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is a amazing feat of technology. It sounds remarkable, I'm sure it runs like a scalded dog. Make even the worst driver look good... If I had the means, I buy this car instantly, and keep it in Europe to run the tracks there. It'll be the next 250 GTO $$$$$$.
      ESLKid75
      • 3 Years Ago
      There were a few of them at Infineon Raceway, in Sonoma, CA, a couple of weeks ago. They were running with the FXXs and both the 599XX and the FXX sound AWESOME and run AWESOME and FAST. Their drivers weren't the best though, and weren't even really pushing them... They're running at Laguna Seca next weekend too (May 21, 22). Can't wait to see these (and the F1 Clienti cars) go through the Corkscrew...
      Muttons
      • 3 Years Ago
      My favorite Ferrari. Just stunning.
      optionsss
      • 3 Years Ago
      ehhhhh, only wish i had the means.
      Manuel Ruiz Zamora
      • 3 Years Ago
      stupid ferrari make them win races(not f1) and for these are hust cool pieces of crap like bugatti.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      rsxvue
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a fan of the regular road-going car because of its styling but I've always loved the 599xx. Amazing looking car.
      LJD
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm really not much of a fan of "exotics", but I'd say the new $2,000,000 Lambo doesn't hold a candle to this used $1,900,000 Ferrari. The Lambo seems awkward and overreaching. The Ferrari seems purposeful and oozes pedigree.
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