Until today, I had no idea that you could legalize a Ferrari FXX on the road, anywhere. But it turns out that there are at least two such vehicles in the world, including the one pictured above, which is supposed to be the only legal version of the hotter FXX Evoluzione. For only $12.5 million, you can keep it. It`s not a matter of logic, it`s pantomime. Imagine seeing something like the FXX K driving down the road and speeding past you on the highway. It would certainly make me smile, and I know how ridiculous it is to see a Vulcan or P1 LM meandering across the road. The experiment is comparable to a heavily modified drag car that has somehow remained legal on the road to prove that it is indeed driveable on the road. This car was purchased as a pure racing machine and then sent to Ferrari for road approval in the UK. Now it is for sale.
While the trader refers to this as the only street legal FXX in the world, a quick internet search yielded this example modified by Edo Competition, which has been modified for roadside approval in Germany. Edo Competition also turned a destroyed Enzo road car into a road-legal FXX tribute called ZXX. Ferrari itself is no stranger to this. While it`s not exactly official, there`s a road-legal Ferrari FXX, and it`s the only one known to be suitable for road applications. Previously sold by Amari Cars, they said it took some persuasion to be approved. There`s also an F40 `LM` that is legal for the street, but started as an F40, not a true LM model. The seller offers to convert this FXX-K Evo into a legal fairing for the street for sale. It`s a tough time for everyone these days. Covid-19 poses a serious threat as millions of workers risk holidays and layoffs.
With caution, we should observe the relevant regulations of the government movement and endure the stormy economy for the time being. In the meantime, we can take a look at contemporary cars that make up a good theme – converted race cars for road approval. That`s right. This car is basically one of the one. The owner took him back to Ferrari and convinced the Prancing Horse ($) to change this car to make it road legal in the owner`s home country in England. That means taillights, turn signals, a handbrake, and a system that can raise and lower your nose have all been attached to this particular car. While the rest of FXX owners have to stop and load their cars onto the trailer before leaving the track, the trailer can drive home. Currently, this FXX Evoluzione carries road tires, but it is still mostly made of the material that made the original track setup so exciting. Its naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine produces nearly 900 horsepower at 9500 rpm, accelerating from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds, with carbon-ceramic brakes to pull it from a top speed of nearly 250 miles per hour. The Ferrari FXX is one of the craziest and noisiest cars Ferrari has ever produced.
It almost looks like a Formula 1 V12 car. The Ferrari FXX is now replaced by the LaFerrari-based FXX K and most FXX are owned by Ferrari. Most FXXs are only meant for use on the track, but this particular FXX has been converted into a fully road-legal car and Guy Martin is licensed to drive it. They are not alone, the Aston Martin Vulcan has also received legal treatment for the road. The famous British motorsport and engineering company Ray Mallock Ltd, known as RML Group, has made this change and is open to requests from Vulcan`s customers. And these guys know their Astons well. Who could forget Pagani with the Zonda R, of which they later built a legal version of the street known as Cinque. This is a 2008 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione. It`s rough, in the sense that it`s a rigid driving machine built to devour race tracks.
He`s willing to sit down pretty with only 1,300 miles on his odometer. After all, it`s extremely rare as it`s one of 30 FXX cars produced by Ferrari – and it`s the only one legally allowed to drive on the road. The car, currently based in Italy, no longer has resale restrictions and can be delivered to a private pickup or used in Ferrari`s Corsica Clienti racing programme. With only 124 miles on the clock, the car is in perfect condition. There`s no asking price, but the standard LaFerrari sells for around $3 million, so the rarer and more extreme FXX-K Evo version will likely be even more astronomical. Best of all, Knight International offers to convert the car into a road-legal fairing just to make it even more desirable. If you`re crazy enough to own the first road-legal Ferrari FXX-K Evo, this is your chance. Supercar dealer Amari, where the car is listed, claims that this FXX Evoluzione was first registered in the UK in 2015. But given the huge differences in the requirements of regional road law, we wouldn`t assume you could register it elsewhere. Wisely, all the pieces that made this legal only for use on the track have been preserved. They can be retrofitted to the car on request. But we ask the future owner not to do so.
It`s still a very powerful machine, and it`s the only one of its kind that can run to the grocery store. Theoretically, you could also reach the top speed of 247 mph along the way. It is likely that we will not see a customer-owned FXX K on the roads or at automotive events for the foreseeable future. Ferrari has a fascinating way of managing its customers, but if you want the Ferrari experience, a Ferrari is the only way. To make it roadworthy in the UK, the original owner returned this car to Ferrari, where it was fitted with a softer suspension with a slightly higher ride height. A front axle lift, brake lights, turn signals, handbrake and headlights have been added so that this thing can legally carry a license plate and drive on public roads. However, we were used to seeing official legal race cars built by manufacturers all the time. At least those who participated in the FIA racing categories. These were special homologations, with the famous 288 GTO and the legendary 250 GTO being developed under these circumstances. Now their desirability and community is through the roof, with the 250 GTO now almost priceless. Even the 288 GTO is trading for millions of dollars. Without these regulations and incentives for Ferrari, it really makes no sense to make legal conversions for the road.
And knowing how protective Ferrari is for its own image and its cars, we think that most enthusiasts would not dream of embarking on such a project. And that`s why I think McLaren, and Aston Martin in particular, deserve praise for their participation in these aftermarket road conversions. While maneuverability is a major concern for the FXX K project, it`s very likely we`ll never see a legal conversion of the FXX K. At least not a Ferrari supporter. Ferrari actively condemns the notion of a roadworthy FXX K by excluding the owner from participation in Corse Clienti`s elusive events if he rebuilds his FXX K. Given this attitude, it is likely that the idea of such a thing will appeal only to the most eccentric Ferrari enthusiasts. Guy Martin, TT legend from the Isle of Mann, has the chance to drive the only road-legal Ferrari FXX in the world. This car also comes with all the original factory parts in boxes in case you want to convert it back to race track specification only. It has only covered 1300 miles since the restart – few miles for a road car, but a considerable number for something originally intended solely for the track. And that`s a real shame. Nowadays, more and more crazy track hypercars are being introduced and with them more alternatives offering a road renovation package for them.
The most prolific of these is the McLaren P1 GTR, which has an established company that actively performs road conversions for Lanzante Limited. They are among the best in the industry, a historic racing and restoration team that also specializes in McLarens. McLaren works openly with them, making it easier for its willing customers to make road conversions. It also allows those cars otherwise intended for the race track to be driven more often and enjoyed by the crowd. In fact, they went so far as to order 6 more P1 GTRs in P1 LM, a nod to the prestigious F1 LM. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the P1 LM is the ultimate evolution of the P1. Supercar buying opportunities don`t become much rarer than that. Not only will you see one of the 38 Ferrari FXX ever made, but you`ll also see the only one in the world that is street legal.
This particular FXX has been rebuilt for the road using Ferrari itself, with lights, reversing cameras, a handbrake, a lifting kit to prevent the separator before hitting speed bumps, and much more. Make no mistake, this is an impractical idea. Race cars are not made for the normal road surface, and in most cases, race car conversions are too visceral for normal applications. The idea of driving a real race car on the road polarizes, but there`s no denying it`s cool. Several manufacturers and the aftermarket industry have already immersed themselves in the world of racing car conversions. However, the one I`d like to see on the road is none other than the frankly ridiculous Ferrari FXX K. Launched in 2015, the FXX K is an absurd modern proposition from Ferrari – a track warrior who demands a lot of money for very little application.