Ferrari FXX Ok Evo wind tunnel mannequin makes cool show piece

The Ferrari FXX Ok Evo is an excessive monitor machine launched in 2017 as an evolution of the LaFerrari-based FXX Ok.

Manufacturing was restricted to some dozen models, most of them merely upgraded variations of the FXX Ok. Solely Ferrari’s most loyal clients had been invited to purchase one, and whereas the automobiles generally flip up on the used automotive market, a number of tens of millions are required to personal one.

For die-hard followers on extra restricted budgets, an authentic FXX Ok Evo scale mannequin used for wind tunnel testing would make for a cool show piece in an workplace or storage and even at residence.

It is set to be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s at its sale in Paris, France, scheduled for Jan. 31, 2024. Will probably be supplied with out reserve. The pre-auction estimate is between 280,000 and 320,000 euros (roughly $309,000 and $354,000), or sufficient to purchase a reasonably first rate real Ferrari.

Ferrari FXX K Evo wind tunnel test model - Photo credit: RM Sotheby's

Ferrari FXX Ok Evo wind tunnel check mannequin – Photograph credit score: RM Sotheby’s

The wind check mannequin is half the scale of the particular FXX Ok Evo and was used for ultimate aerodynamic growth for the V-12-powered monitor automotive. It sits on a base plate measuring roughly 30 sq. toes, and appears to function actual carbon fiber for a part of its development.

The precise FXX Ok Evo contains a V-12-based hybrid powertrain with 1,035 hp, the identical score as the usual FXX Ok. The Evo additionally gained a bunch of aerodynamic and downforce upgrades, all dropped at life from Ferrari’s motorsports learnings. The downforce measures 1,410 kilos at 124 mph and 1,830 kilos on the automotive’s restrict, thanks principally to the twin-profile mounted wing whose design was extensively examined with scale fashions like this one.

It is commonplace for authentic growth items from Ferrari to show up on the market. Ferrari prototype autos have even turned up at auctions, with three for the LaFerrari having surfaced solely final yr.


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