599XX is based on the 599 GTB Fiorano with the same final drive structure and engine type, this car is an extreme
racing car. Ferrari's engineers have carried out extensive work on the
engine's combustion chambers and inlet and exhaust funnels / tube. These changes, coupled with
the fact that the engine tolerances have been reduced and the maximum speed is 9500 rev / min. helped to achieve the target of 730 hp at 9500 rev / min. Special attention was also done to reduce the weight of engine components. This was accomplished both by optimizing shapes - which in the new crankshaft - and the use of high quality materials, carbon-fiber,
which is used for intake funnels / tube. A new gearbox shift system reduces shifting to 60 ms.
599XX is characterized
by an innovative electronic concept called the "High Performance Dynamic Concept" which is designed to get the maximum performance from the car by managing the combination of the car's mechanical limits with the potential of its electronic controls. The mechanical and electronic systems work together to get the maximum performance
from the car under extreme high performance driving, for consistent lap times. The sporty handling has been
improved thanks to the adoption of second generation SCM suspension system. Use of the car on the race track is also made easier thanks to the new "virtual car engineer", a screen in the car that provides a precise indication of the car's efficiency.
599XX's aerodynamics were honed in numerous wind tunnel test sessions with the
result that the car now boasts 616 pounds of downforce at 125 mph (1386 pounds at 187 mph). The
front underside of the car is completely smooth and ports that channel hot air from the engine bay have been moved to the bonnet.
"Actiflow" system increases downforce depending on the car's cornering conditions,
and the use of a porous material in the diffuser and two fans in the boot which guide the air flow under the car out through two grilles next to the tail lights. Small wings (winglets) have been added to the rear C-pillars to increase downforce. while small air distribution has also been incorporated into the rear of the car to control and make it easier for the air flow to come by and to reduce drag.
Ferrari's engineers have also used F1-derived "donuts" which partly cover the brake discs and wheel rim. These have the dual function of improving both the aerodynamics and brake cooling.
In relation to the car body, the composites and carbon-fiber have been widely used and the engineers drew on their
experience in working with aluminum to reach the weight target. The development of increasingly high-performance
materials has also benefited the carbon-ceramic brake system. The brake pads are now made of carbon fiber,
which means that the calipers are smaller whilst guaranteeing the same efficiency. The
new racing carbon ceramic brakes also delivers shorter braking distances and is generally more efficient due to the weight saving.
599XX comes with slicks tires (29/67 R19 Front and 31/71 R19 Rear) specifically developed to maximize stability in cornering and increase grip when accelerating. They are mounted on 19 x 11J wheels at the front and 19 x 12j on the back.