Rare track-only Ferrari FXX heads to RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

The Ferrari FXX was a limited edition racer for special customers | RM Sotheby's photos

Being a part of Ferrari’s XX program is special business. The firm’s VIPs of sorts are the only customers considered to own XX cars, which are rolling laboratories in a loose sense. But the time has come for this 2006 Ferarri FXX to find a new home.

RM Sotheby’s will auction the car at the August 15-16 sale during Monterey Car Week. Like most other FXX models, except for one black car done for Ferrari Formula One star Michael Schumacher, this one is red with a white stripe.

The V12 engine produces 809 horsepower

It’s also one of only 30 of the Enzo-based FXX models built for the specific purpose of  track use. The car is not street legal and the next buyer is likely aware he or she won’t be rolling up to a local cars-and-coffee event with the FXX.

Also like all other FXX models, there’s a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V12 with 809 horsepower on tap married to a 6-speed sequential transmission. Various pieces and parts are drawn from Ferrari’s F1 cars of the time, and it’s very likely the FXX program shaped future road cars and race cars from the Prancing Horse.

The interior is outfitted for track use

The auction company hasn’t provided specific details on this particular car, part of the Ming Collection, so we don’t know which production number car this is. In 2017, an FXX with Michael Schumacher’s signature was auctioned, but there’s no way of telling whether this is the same car. If it is, expect the signature to boost its hammer price.

This year’s Monterey Car Week starts August 11 and concludes on August 18 with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  For continuing coverage, visit Motor Authority’s dedicated hub.

This article by Sean Szymkowski was originally published by Motor Authority, an editorial partner of ClassicCars.com.

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