Ferrari on Tuesday revealed the most recent creation developed by way of the Particular Initiatives program, the KC23.
The one-off automobile is strictly for observe use, as it’s primarily based on the platform of Ferrari’s 488 GT3 Evo race automobile. Nonetheless, it was designed to have a timeless form freed from any homologation constraints. The ensuing design shares nothing with the donor automobile, glass surfaces and lights included.
Naturally, efficiency was additionally a should for the shopper. Ferrari’s resolution was to depend on energetic aerodynamics to maintain the automobile freed from the varied aerodynamic attachments usually discovered on track-focused vehicles. For instance, panels behind the entrance wheel arches prolong when the automobile’s engine is switched on, serving to to create downforce. A panel on the rear in the meantime gives the right amount of consumption air to the intercoolers and different elements within the engine bay, in addition to to the engine itself.
For excessive observe driving, entrance vents are opened, whereas a set wing is manually hooked up on the rear. A set of 18-inch wheels are additionally used for observe driving as an alternative of the extra polished set the automobile has been designed with for show at concours-style occasions, which measure 21 inches on the entrance and 22 on the rear.
Different fascinating parts of the design embrace the butterfly doorways, much like what Ferrari used on the LaFerrari, in addition to glass surfaces which are seamlessly built-in with the physique, with no seen pillars, frames or seals. It is also onerous to note the paint job, a four-layer aluminum end known as Gold Mercury.
As is widespread with Ferrari’s one-off vehicles, the mechanical bits have been left untouched. It means you will discover a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 mounted behind the cabin. It delivers a peak 591 hp to the rear wheels by way of a sequential transmission.
Ferrari will current the KC23 to the general public for the primary time on the 2023 Goodwood Pageant of Velocity, which will get underway within the U.Okay. on Thursday.
Ferrari’s Particular Initiatives program ends in one-off vehicles for loyal clients, in addition to low-volume choices such because the Icona Collection’ Daytona SP3 supercar and Monza speedsters. For the one-off vehicles, the method takes round two years on common, throughout which period the shopper, who must be invited to participate, is carefully concerned all through.