Ferrari 599XX sets a new record on the Nurburgring

Posted on Friday, 23 April 2010 , 05:04:33 byAlina

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Ferrari 599XX sets a new record on the Nurburgring

The Ferrari 599XX is the first ever 'production-derived' sports car to break the 7-minute barrier on the classic 20.832 km Nordschleife circuit, lapping in 6 min 58.16 sec.

The 599XX, which inspired the 599 GTO, is an extreme berlinetta designed for track but not official competition use, and is powered by a development of the V12 engine used by the 599 GTB Fiorano. It features Ferrari's High-Performance Dynamic Concept, a novel integrated design and chassis set-up that uses sophisticated electronics to govern the mechanical limits of the handling for maximum performance.

Fundamental to the performance of the car was the development of specific components undertaken: Brembo for the carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin for the tyres and Shell for the fuel and lubricants.