A Ferrari racing day at Suzuka circuit in Japan is our first chance to watch the new Ferrari 599XX Evolution in action, and see if that DRS rear wing is really worth the extra pay. Sadly, the Suzuka is soaking wet, so the car’s can’t be fully unleashed. Still, it’s amazing sight. The 599XX always looked great, and it looks even better in the rain, rolling with other Ferraris of all sorts and colors.
The car’s DRS active wing opens and closes based on the orders the car’s control functions (ESP, ABS, SCM and F1-Trac) give it after consulting steering wheel angle, longitudinal acceleration, lateral acceleration, and vehicle speed. It’s a bit fiddly, but the downforce it makes means the car it’s faster the 599XX, considerably faster.
The new XX features improved chassis dynamics thanks to an active aerodynamic package integrated with the vehicles’ electronic control systems, and the adoption of new Pirelli tyres. The car is also more powerful than before (750 CV) and weighs 35 kg less. If you fancy one of these, set aside about 2 million Euro and give Ferrari a jingle!